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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.

The performance trend we've seen thus far continued in the Metro 2033 benchmark. In this game, the new Radeon HD 7970 continued to be the fastest single-GPU we've tested, besting the Radeon HD 6970 by about 30%, and the GeForce GTX 580s by 25% to 30.2%, at the highest resolution.

Although the dual-GPU powered cards remained firmly in the top two positions, the Radeon HD 7970 was only a few percentage points behind the GeForce GTX 590 here.


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