GeForce GTX 275 and Radeon HD 4890 Round-Up

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Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
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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 & 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.


Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. gives us an opportunity to compare a GTX 275 using DirectX 10.0 with the Radeon HD 4890 using DX 10.1.  The results, as you can see, are dramatic.  Using the XFX HD 4890 as an example, we ran the initial run at 1280x960 twice, once using DX 10.0 and then again using DX 10.1.  The difference was 15 fps - a 20% increase in frame rates by using the updated version of the API.  It also helped catapult the Radeons from what would have been a second-place finish to the GTX 275 to a healthy lead at all resolutions.

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