The story of the game takes place during the time of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. H.A.W.X. is set in the near future where private military companies have essentially replaced government-run military in many countries. The player is placed in the shoes of David Crenshaw — an ex-military elite pilot who was recruited by one of these corporations to work for them as one of their pilots, fighting whoever and whenever he is told to.
HAWX was tested in DX10.1 mode and set the AA to 2 times. The game experience was fantastic with super smooth visuals and only occasional drops to under 30fps when chasing an enemy and a lot of engine smoke and terrain detail on screen. Once again the enhanced clock speeds of the Powercolor card help keep the frame rates on or above 30, which is the sweet spot for many people.