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DX11 Gaming: Metro 2033

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 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.

Metro 2033 is a hard-core DX11 GPU-busting benchmark to be sure and most of the lower-end graphics solutions in our test group have a tough time pulling playable frame rates.  That said, here again we see Ivy Bridge posting dramatically better scores versus its Intel HD 3000 graphics-drive counterparts and pulling in right on the heels of NVIDIA's discrete GeForce GT 630M GPU.

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