The GTX 590 vs. the HD 6990 – only One is “the World’s Fastest video card”
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 is an air combat video game developed by Ubisoft for PC. We are using the built-in benchmark from the full retail game. The way tessellation is implemented shows AMD graphics cards are perhaps unnaturally slow compared with other DX11 titles although their newer drivers have made significant performance gains over earlier drivers in H.A.W.X. 2. without sacrificing any noticeable image quality.
H.A.W.X. 2 runs on DX11 faster and with more detail than on the DX10 pathway. Here the emphasis is on terrain tessellation which looks outstanding in DX11 and “flat” in DX10. Let’s check out H.A.W.X. 2 with our video cards at 2560×1600 and with fully maxed out in-game settings and with 8xAA:
And now we test at 1920×1200 resolution:
We see the GTX 580 flying away from the single-GPU competition. However, the single Radeons can also play this game maxed out at 1920×1200. The GTX 560 Ti SLI rules the skies in its price range and above as it outflys the HD 6970 CrossFire by a significant margin. And the GTX 590 is top gun as single fastest video card.