HAWX (PC) VGA graphics card performance review

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Tom Clancy HAWX graphics cards performance results


Tom Clancy HAWX graphics cards performance results (1)

Alright, so today we'll test in four widescreen resolutions with the image quality settings as explained over the last few pages. We'll be scaling from 2560x1600 towards 1280x720. We are including HD Ready (720P) and Full HD (1080P) resolutions as well.

Tom Clancy's Hawx PC VGA performance

Alright then, twelve of the more modern popular graphics cards are being used today. For our first test run we start at 2560x1600. As the benchmarks will show, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 trumps the charts.

Why isn't the GeForce GTX 295 on top you ask ? Well even with a internal Beta driver supplied by NVIDIA, the second GPU on the GTX 295 would not kick in, despite that driver being SLI ready. So the GTX 295 is reverting to 1 GPU performance only. And that's pretty much showing GeForce GTX 260 performance. Make no mistake, once an updated driver is released .. the GTX 295 will trump the charts. We'll update when that happens.

This resolutions shows a situation where it prefers more than 512MB of graphics memory. Starting at Radeon HD 4870 1024MB or GeForce GTX 260 SP216 with 896 MB of framebuffer, this is a very nice gaming experience.

Tom Clancy's Hawx PC VGA performance

Gaming at 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 in the enthusiast segment is a very popular resolution. Have a close look at the GeForce GTX 285 for a minute. It's seems to be closing in real fast to the 4870 X2. We are pretty confident it's driver bug on the X2 side though.

Best bang for buck however is a 150 USD GeForce GTS 250 or Radeon 4850. Both offer framerates above 40 FPS, which for the money is a great deal.

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