Legit Video Card Reviews
ASUS ENGTX570 DirectCU II Video Card Review
|Date:||Mon, Nov 07, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Bill Hentschell -|
For our maximum torture test we fired up Metro 2033 and started at the same checkpoint for all the cards. The scene has dozens of aliens running around and mauling you while using a multi-threated 4A DirectX 11 engine to make it look amazing. The game uses volumetric fog, film grain effects, object blur, sub-surface scattering, HDR tone mapping, and parallax mapping to provide amazing visuals . Even though this benchmark makes heavy use of tessellation for greater performance it really pushes even the top of the line graphic cards to achieve playable frame rates with all the eye candy turned up.
Of course for our testing we did turn up all the settings to see how the ASUS card would handle it at both 2560 x 1600 and 1920 x 1200 resolutions.
In this benchmark the ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU falls behind the ATI 6970 and Classified. We were surprised by the 44% and 20% delta between this card and the Classified and could have been the section we were playing. Of course 16 FPS is not playable and had noticeable lag at the highest resolution. You would have to consider either significant overclocking, SLI, or moving up to a GTX 580 or GTX 590 if you wanted to try and play at 2560 x 1600 and keep the setting this high.
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Page 1 - ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II ENGTX570 Introduction
Page 2 - Closer Look at the GTX 570 DirectCU II
Page 3 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 4 - Our Test System
Page 5 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 6 - Just Cause 2
Page 7 - Metro 2033
Page 8 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 9 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 10 - 3DMark 11
Page 11 - Temperature Testing
Page 12 - Power Consumption
Page 13 - Overclocking the ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
Page 14 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions