Round-Up: GeForce GTX 980 and 970 Cards From MSI, EVGA, and Zotac Reviewed
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.
The performance trend changed somewhat in Metro Last Light. The MSI and Zotac GeForce GTX 980 cards remained the leaders. But in this game, the Radeon R9 290X and EVGA GeForce GTX 970 FTW performed at nearly identical levels. It doesn't get much closer than that...