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Metro 2033 Performance

Metro 2033
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Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is your basic post-apocalyptic first person shooter game with a few rather unconventional twists. Unlike most FPS titles, there is no health meter to measure your level of ailment, but rather you’re left to deal with life, or lack there-of more akin to the real world with blood spatter on your visor and your heart rate and respiration level as indicators. The game is loosely based on a novel by Russian Author Dmitry Glukhovsky. Metro 2003 boasts some of the best 3D visuals on the PC platform currently including a DX11 rendering mode that makes use of advanced depth of field effects and character model tessellation for increased realism. This title also supports NVIDIA PhysX technology for impressive in-game physics effects. We tested the game resolutions of 1920x1200 and 2560x1600 with adaptive anti-aliasing and in-game image quality options set to their High Quality mode, with DOF effects disabled.

The new Radeon HD 7800 series cards performed fairly well in the Metro 2033 benchmark. In this test, the Radeon HD 7870 outpaced the GeForce GTX 570 and all of the 6900 and 6800-series Radeons, while the Radeon HD 7850 finished about 10% faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti and nipped at the GTX 570's heels.

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