Legit Video Card Reviews
Diamond, Sapphire & XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 Video Card Roundup
|Product:||Radeon HD 6870 (Barts XT)|
|Date:||Mon, Nov 01, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
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 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.
Benchmark Results: Metro 2033 had all of the Radeon HD 6870 video cards performing close to each other. In fact, we only noticed a 2.6% difference between the cards with Catalyst 10.10c drivers & reference clock speeds and the overclocked Diamond Multimedia Radeon HD 6870 XOC card with 10.10c drivers as well.
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Page 1 - Retail Radeon HD 6870 Video Cards Arrive!
Page 2 - Diamond Radeon HD 6870 XOC
Page 3 - Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
Page 4 - XFX Radeon HD 6870
Page 5 - The Test System
Page 6 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 7 - Metro 2033
Page 8 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 9 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 10 - Temperature Testing
Page 11 - Power Consumption
Page 12 - Radeon HD 6870 Overclocking With TRiXX
Page 13 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions