Legit Video Card Reviews
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card Review
|Product:||GeForce GTX 570 Video Card|
|Date:||Tue, Dec 07, 2010 - 08:00 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: The GeForce GTX 570 was 5% slower than the GeForce GTX 480, but still played HAWX 2 with the image quality cranked up to 8x AA.
Next Page - 3DMark Vantage
Page 1 - GeForce GTX 570 Arrives For The Holidays!
Page 2 - A Closer Look At The GeForce GTX 570
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 - StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Page 9 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 10 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 12 - 3DMark 11
Page 13 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 14 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 15 - Temperature Testing
Page 16 - Power Consumption
Page 17 - GeForce GTX570 Overclocking
Page 18 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions