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.
We ran Metro 2033 with Advance DOF disabled because it brought all of the cards but the GTX 480 to an unplayable state.
In terms of a single graphics card, as expected, the Radeon HD 6990 4GB is far and away the best performer here beating out the GTX 580 in Metro 2033 by at least 59% and bringing 2560×1600 resolutions to a playable frame rate.
Things are definitely more interesting in this grouping as the pair of HD 6950 2GB cards makes a solid case for the performance tie and the GTX 570 cards in SLI are close behind.