ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Graphics Card Launch Review
HAWX 2 – DirectX 11
HAWX 2 was recently released for PC and makes significant use of Tessellation as well as being a DirectX 11 title.
Testing was performed at 1920×1080 with 8x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering and 5760×1080 with 4x AA. All in game settings were at their maximum level.
For some time now NVIDIA have been championing their cards ability to perform well when a significant amount of tessellation is present in games. One such game is HAWX 2 where we have seen each of the GTX 500 series cards outperform the comparable Radeon, this is despite AMD putting some considerable effort into optimising tessellation in their drivers. In the case of the GTX 590 vs. Radeon 6990 there are no surprises as the NVIDIA card performs at a much higher level than the AMD model. It also scales very well, offering a nice boost over the GTX 580.
Here are a couple of examples of how the game looks at our tested settings.