Legit Video Card Reviews
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 SLI Benchmarking w/ ASUS ENGTX580
|Date:||Tue, Nov 30, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
We wanted to include a new benchmark for this review, so Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 was added in to see how it looked. This benchmark got some attention recently for not being neutral over the failure to use optimized code for better tessellation performance on AMD and NVIDIA cards, but that doesn't matter to us as we will be using this benchmark to look at just AMD cards.
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 is due out on November 16, 2010 for PC gamers.
We ran the benchmark in DX11 mode and cranked up all the Antialiasing and Advanced image quality settings. We also enabled hardware tessellation as without that setting turned on the cards were getting well over 120FPS at a resolution of 1920x1200 and over 160FPS at 1280x1025. We wanted to stress the cards a bit and enabling tessellation appeared to do the trick as you'll see below.
Benchmark Results: This benchmark looks amazing and you should really download it and try it out if you haven't done so yet. We are primarily using this benchmark to check out the performance of the GeForce GTX 580 versus the GeForce GTX 470. We are seeing a 12% performance increase with the GTX 580 over the GTX 480 at 1920x1200, and just 11% at 1280x1024. By tossing in a second GTX 580 graphics card for SLI we saw a 43% increase in performance at 1920x1200 and a 28% gain at 1280x1024. The GeForce GTX 580 SLI setup was over 200FPS in this benchmark at both resolutions, so as you can see this game title is more than playable even with 8x AA and DX11 tessellation enabled.
Next Page - 3DMark Vantage
Page 1 - ASUS GeForce GTX 580 Video Card
Page 2 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 5 - Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
Page 6 - Just Cause 2
Page 7 - Metro 2033
Page 8 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 9 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 10 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 11 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 12 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - ASUS GeForce GTX 580 Overclocking
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion