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AXLE Radeon HD 5670 Video Card Review
|Product:||Radeon HD 5670 1GB (AH-567/1GD5P8CDI)|
|Date:||Fri, Jul 02, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Austin Hamann -|
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.
Another extremely demanding game, settings were left at High quality, with AA and AF at lowest values- AAA and AF 4x respectively for each DirectX 9, 10 & 11 APIs. 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.
Even in DirectX 9 Metro 2033 at high has graphically intensive particle streams and heavy shading so the good ol' 9600 GSO again found itself a bit too weak to be playable and the AXLE HD 5670 actually beat out the GTS 250 at the higher resolution which is impressive.
Again in DirectX 10 the AXLE HD 5670 beat the GTS 250 at 1920x1080 and matched it at the lower resolution.
Metro 2033 is a beautiful game but takes a toll on the graphics cards even at low AA and AF as you can see in DirectX 11 not even an HD 5770 is remotely playable. Surprisingly the AXLE Radeon HD 5670 is about as far behind the HD 5750 as that is behind the HD 5770 despite the huge difference in shader units.
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Page 1 - AXLE 3D and the Radeon HD 5670
Page 2 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 3 - A Closer Look
Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 5 - Shattered Horizon
Page 6 - Colin McRae: DiRT 2
Page 7 - Metro 2033
Page 8 - Aliens vs Predator Benchmark v1.03
Page 9 - Furmark v1.8.2
Page 10 - Futuremark 3DMark
Page 11 - Unigine Heaven v2.1
Page 12 - Unigine Tropics v1.3
Page 13 - Temperatures & Power Consumption
Page 14 - AXLE Radeon HD 5670 Overclocking
Page 15 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions