Our image quality settings are fairly complex, which you can set in-game. BTW if you like to tryout the game or would like to have a go with the benchmark. Just download the demo, available widely over the web.
The graphics engine however is fantastic, There's no need to give in to lower quality settings other then AA here and there for the lower specced mid-range graphics cards.
Here we see a screenshot in-between ATI and NVIDIA. Now before I even begin, do not look at the background vegetation. Since HAWX does not allow a 'still' point in time. We can't snapshot at the same frame/time interval. So for RAdeon graphcis cards the vegetation looks slightly worse, yet that's the result of the angle we fly at. Ignore please.
Your focus should be the F16. Try to look at differences texture quality, shadows, lighting. Now this is a crop from two 2560x1600 screenshots. All I can say is .. there is no visible difference among the two vendors from textures to AA to soft particles (clouds) lighting and so on.
Very nice know and see. Let's enjoy some screenshots of the game.
Once you startup the game for the first time, it virtually is impossible to not be impressed by the graphics quality. Amazing texture detail at low and high altitudes. In the sky we fly through dense hard on the GPU volumetric clouds.
This screenshot shows the nice ambient lighting, shadows, fog and object detail. But let's have a look at the level we'll be performing our test in.
One of the nicer image quality settings you can enable is ambient occlusion. Ambient occlusion attempts to approximate the way light radiates in real life situations. Next to that things like fog that traces weaponry, realistic clouds, god-rays and HDR are fairly common in the graphics engine for sure.
Next to great high quality textures volumetric fog, shadows and a ton of shaders, just check out the number of objects in the ground. But let's have a look at the settings we'll be performing our test in.
HAWX (PC) VGA graphics card performance review In this article we'll take a dozen of graphics cards and see how well they perform with UBISofts latest title, Tom Clancy HAWX. An amazingly looking fligh-simulator with an arcade element to it.