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AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB Dual GPU Video Card Review
|Product:||Radeon HD 6990 - Antilles|
|Date:||Mon, Mar 07, 2011 - 11:00 PM|
|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 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 1280x1024 aren't to hot, and the reason isn't quite clear to us. Though our results at 1920x1200 do look much more promising, at least when it comes to our AMD Graphics cards. At 1920x1200 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 1920x1200. We have contacted AMD about this benchmarking issue and will let you know what the solution is!
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Page 1 - Antilles Arrives with 2 GPUs and 4GB of GDDR5
Page 2 - A Closer Look At The Radeon HD 6990
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 5 - Just Cause 2
Page 6 - Metro 2033
Page 7 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 8 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 9 - 3DMark 11
Page 10 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 11 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 12 - Temperature Testing
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - Radeon HD 6990 Overclocking
Page 15 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions