NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Surround Gaming TestedMon, Apr 02, 2012 - 12:00 AM
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 running
the Intel Core i7-3960X processor.
Benchmark Results: The factory overclocked MSI R7970 Lightning was able to perform better than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 at a resolution of 2560×1600 and 5760×1080, but fell behind on the lower resolutions.
It should be noted that HAWX2 allows you to run 8x AA up to 2560×1600, but at 5760×1080 the highest AA setting available on either card is 4x AA. So, the 5760×1080 runs are at 4xAA. This is one of the reasons that the performance drop off isn’t that bad on the MSI R7970 Lightning along with the fact that it has 50% more frame buffer.