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Metro 2033

Metro 2033

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.

Metro Benchmark Settings

This is another extremely demanding game. Image quality settings were raised to ‘Medium’ quality with 4x AA and 16x AF. We turned off PhysX and DOF (Depth of Field) for benchmarking.

metro-benchmark

Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon HD 7690M struggled to run the benchmark smoothly with medium settings at 1920×1080. With the AMD Radeon HD 8790M installed we noticed the benchmark ran much smoother as it improved performance by ~53% over the Radeon HD 7690M.  Running Metro 2033 on the Radeon HD 8790M still had a stutter or two at these settings, but this was easily solved by lowering the AA to 2x and keeping the image quality at medium. 

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