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Gaming Benchmarks: Metro 2033 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Next, we took on some post-apocalyptic shooters. Metro 2033 is new and tough on even modern systems. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. also provides a challenge.

Metro 2033
DX11 Gaming Performance

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 thereof 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.

The Gamer Xtreme 5200 steps out a bit in the Metro benchmarks, posting the best FPS at 1920x1080 by a longshot and at 1280x1024 by a step or two. Once again, we see the dual-GPU CPU utilization at work here, as the system wasn’t the best performer at the lowest resolution.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Call of Pripyat
DX11 Gaming Performance

Call of Pripyat is the third game in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and throws in DX11 to the mix. This benchmark is based on one of the locations found within the latest game. Testing includes four stages and utilizes various weather conditions, as well as different time of day settings. It offers a number of presets and options, including multiple versions of DirectX, resolutions, antialiasing, etc. SunShafts represents the most graphically challenging stage available. We conducted our testing with DX11 enabled, multiple resolutions, and Ultra settings.

The story is a little different in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.; our CyberPower system fell behind two other AMD-based multi-GPU systems, as well as the AVADirect’s Titan and both lower resolution settings but shows its GPU prowess at full 1920 HD resolution.

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