Legit Video Card Reviews
ASUS GeForce GTX 590 3GB Video Card Review
|Date:||Thu, Mar 24, 2011 - 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.
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: HAWX 2 was closer than we thought it would be as the ASUS GeForce GTX 590 took the lead by a significant amount when compared to the AMD Radeon HD 6990 OC. With the ultra high-end graphics cards running at 200+ FPS at 1920x1200 with all the eye candy turned on it goes to show you that tougher DX11 game titles are needed!
Next Page - 3DMark Vantage
Page 1 - The GeForce GTX590 Arrives For War at $699
Page 2 - The ASUS GTX590 3074MB Video Card
Page 3 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Aliens vs. Predator
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 - 3DMark 11
Page 12 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 13 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 14 - Temperature Testing
Page 15 - Power Consumption
Page 16 - ASUS GeForce GTX590 Ti Overclocking
Page 17 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions