NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Review - H.A.W.X. 2

Submitted by skipclarke on 14 September, 2012 - 02:07

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The sequel to the original HAWX 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.

The GTX 670 handily beats both Radeon cards, in both single and multi-monitor. For single screen, the GTX 670 tops the Radeon HD 7950 by about 30fps, and wins multi-monitor by about 10fps. While these wins are impressive, the reality is that all of the cards push past 120fps in single screen and 60fps in multi. Again, not to take away from the NVIDIA win, but it's simply overkill. One of the more mainstream cards from NVIDIA would still provide a great experience in HAWX 2.