|Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 PC Video Game
Featured Reviews: Games
| Written by Dan Ferguson
|Monday, 27 December 2010
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DirectX Comparison TakeOff
The following screenshots were taken from the in-game benchmark to compare the differences between DirectX 9 and DirectX 11. The first image was taken using DirectX 9 at minimum video settings. The second image was taken with DirectX 9and 16x CSAA. Third and final image was taken using DirectX 11 and 32x CSAA.
With minimum settings and DX 9 the terrain is impressive but shadows blend together and features are blurred.
With DX 9 and 16x CSAA things seem lighter.
At 32x CSAA and DX11 the picture seems more crisp, like a haze has been lifted. Still, these observations are based on experience from playing and seeing a much wider variety of terrain. From just a few still images it can be difficult indeed to pinpoint any differences.
When it comes to the plane models there doesn't seem to be any differences between settings. This is probably because the models are not amenable to advanced graphics processing. Next we'll compare three different images at the same settings to see the differences in graphics settings.