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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler Video Card
Closer Look: HIS Radeon 7750 iCooler
HIS 7750 iCooler Detailed Features
Features and Specifications
VGA Testing Methodology
DX10: 3DMark Vantage
DX10: Street Fighter IV
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: Battlefield Bad Company 2
DX11: BattleField 3
DX11: Lost Planet 2
DX11: Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
DX11: Metro 2033
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.1
HIS 7750 iCooler Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
HIS 7750 iCooler Overclocking
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

DX11: Tom Clancy's HAWX 2

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.2 has been optimized for DX11 enabled GPUs and has a number of enhancements to not only improve performance with DX11 enabled GPUs, but also greatly improve the visual experience while taking to the skies. The game uses a hardware terrain tessellation method that allows a high number of detailed triangles to be rendered entirely on the GPU when near the terrain in question. This allows for a very low memory footprint and relies on the GPU power alone to expand the low resolution data to highly realistic detail.

The Tom Clancy's HAWX2 benchmark uses normal game content in the same conditions a player will find in the game, and allows users to evaluate the enhanced visuals that DirectX-11 tessellation adds into the game. The Tom Clancy's HAWX2 benchmark is built from exactly the same source code that's included with the retail version of the game. HAWX2's tessellation scheme uses a metric based on the length in pixels of the triangle edges. This value is currently set to 6 pixels per triangle edge, which provides an average triangle size of 18 pixels.

The end result is perhaps the best tessellation implementation seen in a game yet, providing a dramatic improvement in image quality over the non-tessellated case, and running at playable frame rates across a wide range of graphics hardware.

  • Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 Benchmark 1.0.4
    • Extreme Settings: (Maximum Quality, 8x AA, 16x AF, DX11 Terrain Tessellation)

HAWX_2.jpg

Cost Analysis: HAWX 2 (1680x1050)

  • $129.99 HIS Radeon iCooler HD 7750 costs $2.13 per FPS
  • $119.99 GeForce GTX 450 costs $1.96 per FPS
  • $119.99 MSI GeForce GTX 550-Ti costs $1.57 per FPS
  • $139.99 GeForce GTX 460 costs $1.64 per FPS
  • $109.99 Radeon HD5770 costs $2.42 per FPS
  • $149.99 Radeon HD6850 costs $2.02 per FPS
  • Test Summary: HAWX 2 is a strange game in that you need to look very close to see the difference in quality settings, the main difference is in the terrain but this is easily overlooked as you are busy fighting with the controls just to fly in a straight line. The HIS HD5770 iCooler performs well enough to have a pleasurable gaming experience and price per FPS is decent too. All of the other cards also deliver excellent frame rates. The landscapes are beautifully rendered making the game scenery pleasurable, now I just need to master the controls.

    Graphics Card HIS Radeon
    iCooler HD 7750
    Radeon
    HD5770
    GeForce
    GTS 450
    GeForce
    GTX 550Ti
    GeForce
    GTX 460
    Radeon
    HD6850
    GPU Cores 512 800 192 384 336 960
    Core Clock (MHz) 800 850 783 822 715 775
    Shader Clock (MHz) N/A N/A 1566 1645 1430 N/A
    Memory Clock (MHz) 1125 1200 1804 1002 900 1000
    Memory Amount 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1204MB GDDR-5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5
    Memory Interface 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit



     

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    # low poweralfresc0 2012-02-15 03:15
    I know this is not a top end card but just 71w at full chat. wow!
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    # RE: HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler Video CardAli 2012-02-16 00:20
    A neat and clean very nice looking card. but i wished it should had some more stream processors but any way .. temperature and power figures are really awesome maaaaaannnn !!!
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    # n/adavid 2012-06-09 13:40
    Your specs on the 550ti are wrong has the same amount cores as a 450 and not 256bit bus
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