||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 & cities in photo-realistic environments created with the best commercial satellite data provided by GeoEye. We used the built-in performance test at three resolutions with all quality settings set to High, using the DX10-based engine for the GeForce cards, and DX10.1 libraries for the Radeons.|
As we reported on in our GTX 275 / HD 4890 round-up, H.A.W.X. is a title that fully utilizes the DX 10.1 support available on the Radeons. In doing so, the performance increases on those cards virtually leaves the GeForce cards in their virtual wake. The best example in this case would be the GTS 250 vs. Radeon HD 4850 comparison. Whereas up until now these two cards have mostly been neck and neck, in H.A.W.X. we find the HD 4850 performing nearly 40% faster in each benchmark run.