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.