H.A.W.X. is a flying action game. It uses a graphics motor that supports DirectX 10.1 to optimise results. Among the graphics effects it supports, note the presence of ambient occlusion that’s pushed to a max along with all other options. We use the built-in benchmark and patch 1.2 was installed.
The GeForce GTX 550 Ti, as is often the case with the GeForce 400/500s, does better with activation of 4x antialiasing than higher resolutions.