AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB Dual GPU Video Card ReviewMon, Mar 07, 2011 - 11:00 PM
Metro 2033 is an action-oriented video game with a combination of
survival horror and first-person shooter elements. The game is based on
the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. It was
developed by 4A Games in the Ukraine. The game is played from the perspective of a character named Artyom. The story takes place in post-apocalyptic Moscow,
mostly inside the metro station where the player’s character was
raised (he was born before the war, in an unharmed city), but
occasionally the player has to go above ground on certain missions and
scavenge for valuables.
This is another extremely demanding game. Settings were left at High quality and Advanced DirectX 11 settings were left at default. The section of Metro 2033 tested was the Prologue with fraps polling from when you are climbing up the ladder until opening the door to exit the metro station. This section includes many features found throughout the game including four creatures which attack you before you exit the building, dense particles, ammo in cabinets, a few computer controlled sections and, of course, Miller, your first companion.
Benchmark Results: Whether it is a driver issue with the new AMD 11.4 beta drivers or the Catalyst Application Profile our results at 1280×1024 aren’t to hot, and the reason isn’t quite clear to us. Though our results at 1920×1200 do look much more promising, at least when it comes to our AMD Graphics cards. At 1920×1200 the AMD Radeon HD 6990 was 9.4% faster than a pair of AMD Radeon HD 6970’s in CrossfireX. Despite high hopes, the AMD 6990 wasn’t able to compete with the single NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 which was ~10% faster at 1920×1200. We have contacted AMD about this benchmarking issue and will let you know what the solution is!