Radeon HD 5770, Radeon HD 4890, And GeForce GTX 275 Overclocked

Benchmark Results: Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

H.A.W.X. will never replace Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X when it comes to realism. However, the new combat simulator does offer beautiful DirectX 10 graphics, as well as action-packed dogfights. The reduced realism and the automatic stabilizer allow you to perform true daredevil maneuvers. DirectX 10 refused to cooperate with 8x AA, causing the screen to go blank. Reverting to DirectX 9 solved the problem and also increased frame rates by 50 percent. On the downside, the visual differences are enormous. The sun isn’t as dazzling and the shroud of mist usually hovering above cities and the landscape is completely absent.

For this test, we used DirectX 10 mode and the High quality preset. Our benchmark consisted of the mission Glass Hammer over Rio. Frame rates are good throughout, although anti-aliasing causes a performance hit of up to 50 percent.

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  • silverblue
    I'm struggling to figure out why people keep using The Last Remnant as a benchmark considering how skewed its results are in favour of nVidia cards. Apart from that, good guide.
  • jennyh
    Nvidia bias as usual from THG.
  • Faustinono
    An HIS 5770 is available in Australia for under $A200, Powercolor even cheaper. Fantastic value, particularly with the scope for overclocking. I'll be in India for the next two months, interesting to check Mumbai prices.
  • damian86
    Nice guide.I'm happy how you tested it with the tom clancy's games,and fallout 3,but,to make it better Crysis & Crysis warhead should be in the list,those games need a powerfull engine:)Nice anyway.
  • Anonymous
    im also suprised the only 5000 series here is the 5770. ODD isnt it
  • Anonymous
    The 5870 and 5970 came out on the open market like what 3 months ago. It is odd that these guys cant acknowledge there EXISTENCE. I do believe they are biased in there benchmarks. I mean if u can show Nvideas 2gig card why on earth wouldnt u show ATI`s 2gig card. Or even the 1gig. Not very honest on there part i am ashamed to say.
  • Anonymous
    i am waiting to take order of one of these cards cant wait.....had to upgrade the psu to a 700w(mainly becaue it was cheeper then a 500w) going to put it all in 2morro night will let you know how it handles

    p.s good review