MSI R9 270X Hawk Reviewccokeman - October 14, 2013
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MSI R9 270X Testing:
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist is the sixth installment in this franchise. Released in mid August 2013 in the US, it is published and distributed by Ubisoft. This game is built around the Unreal 2.5 game engine and uses Havok Physics. A new feature in this third person perspective game is a new game mechanic called Killing in Motion.
- Game settings = Ultra
At both 1920x1080 and 5760x1080, the MSI R9 270X Hawk delivers playable frame rates. The concern here is that the card is only marginally faster than the GTX 660 and HD 7870, but on the positive side it comes within 4 FPS over the GTX 760.
In the percentile charts, the card's frame time performance curve is fairly flat with a small rise in frame time as you reach the 95th percentile. Frame times at 1920x1080 fall within an 8ms range, showing smooth gameplay. At 5760x1080, the gameplay experience is a bit rougher around the edges, with higher frame time spikes throughout the run.