2D Performance – L4D2 and Metro 2033
Sorry, we didn’t have settings shots or in-game screen shots for this game, but if you don’t know about the Left 4 Dead series of titles, what the hell is wrong with you?  Left 4 Dead 2 takes the great squad-based gameplay of the first title and expands the game somewhat with new graphical features, weapons etc.  The first Left 4 Dead as a GREAT title for Eyefinity configurations so what about the sequel?

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Left 4 Dead 2 is quite a bit harder on the GPUs than the original was but the GTX 480s are still able to push over 140 FPS on average at 5760×1080 and produces the best results.  However, even the single Radeon HD 5870 is able to get over 95 FPS average with a minimum of 62 FPS making for a much lower cost surround gaming experience overall.

Metro 2033 (DirectX 11)


The latest addition to our gaming benchmark suite, Metro 2033 is one of the best looking PC games in years.  By utilizing some advanced DX11 features as well as impressively high-quality shading routines this title pushes our graphics in way we have seen since the first days of Crysis. 

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We ran Metro 2033 with Advance DOF disabled because it brought all of the cards but the GTX 480 to an unplayable state.


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Metro 2033 is today’s Crysis, though it is also a great game, not just a haven for graphics stress testing.  You’ll notice that we actually ran this game at 4800×900 rather than 5760×1080 due to performance issues with the image quality settings at “High”.  We could have run at the higher resolution at “Normal” settings but the effects added with High were worth more to me than the resolution increase in the gaming experience. 

In this case we again see the NVIDIA GTX 480s are dominant in the performance results as the 56.8 FPS they were able to gather was 35% faster than the pair of Radeon HD 5870s in CrossFire mode. 

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