AMD Radeon HD 7950 Tahiti Pro DirectX 11 GPU Review

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Metro 2033 Performance

Metro 2033
DirecX11 Gaming Performance

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.

Metro 2033 proved to be somewhat of a strong suit for the Radeon HD 7950. In this game, the 7950 easily outpaced both flavors of GeForce GTX 580, and trailed only the 7970 and dual-GPU powered cards. The RC11 drivers also gave the 7970 a small boost in performance.

Unlike Batman: Arkam City, CrossFire worked in this game and performance scaling was very good. The Radeon HD 7950 CrossFire setup outpaced both the 6970 CrossFire and GeForce GTX 580 SLI setup without incident.

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