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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 GF110 Fermi Video Card Review
|Product:||GeForce GTX 580 Video Card|
|Date:||Tue, Nov 09, 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 is tough on most graphics cards, but the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 580 both do very well on this benchmark. Here we see the GeForce GTX 580 is 14% faster than a GeForce GTX 480 at 1920x1200 resolution.
One of our forum members asked us if we could run the GeForce GTX580 and GTX480 at the same clock speeds to see what happens to performance. This way you can see the performance boost created by just the extra CUDA cores and the new architecture enhancements on the GeForce GTX580. As you can see the clock frequency boost is where NVIDIA is getting most of their performance increase from. We are seeing a 1.33 to 1.66 FPS increase with just the extra CUDA cores, which translated to just a 3.5% boost in performance in Metro 2033 at 1920x1200.
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Page 1 - A Fixed Fermi Core Called GF110 Goes Into GTX580!
Page 2 - A Closer Look At The GeForce GTX 580
Page 3 - Taking The GeForce GTX 580 Apart
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 6 - Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
Page 7 - Just Cause 2
Page 8 - Metro 2033
Page 9 - StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Page 10 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 11 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 12 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 13 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 14 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 15 - GeForce GTX580 F@H Performance
Page 16 - Temperature Testing
Page 17 - Power Consumption
Page 18 - GeForce GTX580 Overclocking
Page 19 - Dual LCD Display Testing
Page 20 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions