AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition & HD 7750 Review - H.A.W.X. 2

Submitted by skipclarke on 4 March, 2012 - 05:19

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Sequel to the original HAWX title. This title updates the original by moving from DX10 to DX11, and utilizing tessellation on the mountainous landscape. The original HAWX demo provided a simple camera fly-through of an area populated by detailed cities and waterways. The "action" consisted mostly of ground explosions and some aircraft engagement.

The HAWX 2 demo removes the cities and water, and focuses on very detailed snow-covered mountain range with a large fleet of aircraft firing missiles. The viewpoint of the camera alternates between a third-person view over the top of a jet, as well as a first-person view inside the same craft.

Like Dirt3, HAWX2 is known to be both an attractive game and coded to run well on a variety of hardware. Both cards in the 7700 family push past 60fps on a single screen. The Radeon HD 7700 GHz Edition pushes past 30fps in Eyefinity, even at 3x1080p.

From a widescreen perspective, the Radeon HD 7700 GHz Edition beats the HD 6790 by 10%, and beats the HD 6770 by a full 43%. The Radeon HD 7750 even beats the HD 6770 by 26%. Looking at Eyefinity performance, the Radeon HD 770 GHz Edition beat the HD 6790 by about 5% and the Radeon HD 6770 by 35%.