AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ReviewWed, Dec 21, 2011 - 11:00 PM
Aerial warfare has evolved. So have you. As a member of the ultra-secret H.A.W.X. 2 squadron, you are one of the chosen few, one of the truly elite. You will use finely honed reflexes, bleeding-edge technology and ultra-sophisticated aircraft – their existence denied by many governments – to dominate the skies. You will do so by mastering every nuance of the world’s finest combat aircraft. You will slip into enemy territory undetected, deliver a crippling blow and escape before he can summon a response. You will use your superior technology to decimate the enemy from afar, then draw him in close for a pulse-pounding dogfight. And you will use your steel nerve to successfully execute night raids, aerial refueling and more. You will do all this with professionalism, skill and consummate lethality. Because you are a member of H.A.W.X. 2 and you are one of the finest military aviators the world has ever known. H.A.W.X. 2 was released on November 16, 2010 for PC gamers.
We ran the benchmark in DX11 mode with the image quality settings cranked up as you can see above.
The H.A.W.X. 2 PC game title runs on what looks like seven threads as you can see from the task
manager shot seen above that was taken on the test system that was running
the Intel Core i7-3960X processor.
Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon HD 7970 seems to struggle in H.A.W.X. 2. At least in comparison to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580’s. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 was right on par with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 and the MSI N560GTX-448 Twin Frozr III PE at 1280×1024. Stepping the resolution up to 1920×1080 the AMD Radeon 7970 creates a margin of 9-10 frames per second between that pair of cards. Looking at the previous generation XFX AMD Radeon HD 6970 the AMD Radeon HD 7970 is a serious jump in performance! The AMD Radeon HD 7970 was able to average 177 frames per second at 1280×1024 and 136 frames per second at 1920×1080 while the XFX Radeon HD 6970 was able to average 134 fps and 99 fps respectively. That is a performance difference of 37.4% at 1920×1080 over the previous generation!