AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870: Unquestionably Number One
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
||Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. is an aerial warfare video game that takes place during the time of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. Players have the opportunity to take the throttle of over 50 famous aircrafts in both solo and 4-player co-op missions, and take them over real world locations and cities in photo-realistic environments created with the best commercial satellite data provided by GeoEye. We used the built-in performance test at two resolutions with all quality settings set to their highest values, using the DX10-based engine for the GeForce cards, and DX10.1 libraries for the Radeons.|
H.A.W.X. really preferred the dual-GPU powered cards when tested at 1920x1200, as is evident by the Radeon HD 4870 X2's and GeForce GTX 295's excellent performance. Ratchet the resolution up to 2560x1600 though, and the Radeon HD 5870 bests all comers, except for the X2, that is. The other single-GPU powered cards in the mix--the Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 285--were simply left in a flat spin, but the Radeon HD 5870's jet wash. Get it? H.A.W.X., jets, jet wash? Oh, nevermind...