AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Review: Fiji And HBM Put To The Test

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Metro Last Light Performance

Metro Last Light is your typical 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; rather, you’re left to deal with life, or lack thereof, more akin to the real world with blood spatter on your visor and your heart rate and respiration level as indicators. Metro Last Light boasts some of the best 3D visuals on the PC platform and includes 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 at resolutions of 1920x1200 and 2560x1600 with its in-game image quality options set to their High Quality mode, with DOF effects disabled.

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DirecX11 Gaming Performance


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The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X also performed well in Metro Last Light. At 1440P, the Fury X pulled ahead of the Titan X and trailed only the overclocked 980 Ti and 295 X2. At 4K, the Titan X jumps ahead of the Fury X, however, AMD's new flagship outpaced the reference 980 Ti by a tiny margin.

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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Frame Time Data

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Radeon R9 Fury X Frame Time Data

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X's frame times showed a somewhat larger spread than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, but there weren't any major issues to report.


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