Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 Super OverClock 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; 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 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 adaptive anti-aliasing and in-game image quality options set to their High Quality mode, with DOF effects disabled.

All of the cards we tested were evenly matched in the Metro 2033 benchmark. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 Super OverClock was the fastest at 1920x1200, but the factory-overclocked ASUS Matrix Radeon HD 7970 Platinum put up the best average score at the higher 2560x1600 resolution. The deltas separating the cards were tiny, however.

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