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AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Reference Video Card Review (Page 6)

By Shawn Baker from Jan 6, 2012 @ 22:59 CST
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: AMD

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.2

Version and / or Patch Used: Benchmark Demo

Timedemo or Level Used: Built-in Test

Developer Homepage: http://www.ubi.com/UK/default.aspx

Product Homepage: http://www.hawxgame.com/

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 is an arcade-style flight action game developed by Ubisoft Romania and published by Ubisoft. The game is the sequel to Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X., released in 2009.

The game begins with Colonel David Crenshaw participating in a routine patrol mission in the Middle East. After halting an insurgent attack, a volley of missiles is fired at the Air Force base that Crenshaw was stationed at, with one of the missiles disabling Crenshaw's aircraft, resulting Crenshaw being in enemy captivity. A joint strike force composed of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and a Ghost Recon squad executes an operation to rescue Crenshaw. In Scotland, Royal Navy Pilot Colin Munro encounters an unidentified passenger aircraft that explodes from an on-board bomb when undergoing training exercise. In Russia, an air force squadron led by Colonel Denisov and Captain Dmitri Sokov engages separatist aircraft but is ordered to retreat from the region after numerous Russian military installations have been attacked.

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Single GPU offerings from AMD have never done well under H.A.W.X. 2, it's just always been one of those games that hasn't been able to take full advantage of what's on offer from an AMD card. You can see that changes with the release of the HD 7970, though, with some excellent performance that puts it similar to that of the HD 6990.

Overall we do see it sits just a little behind the GTX 580 still, but no longer are we running at half the performance. This is good news for anyone on an AMD card and has gone down the path of a 120Hz screen and wants those big numbers.

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