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 an extremely demanding DirectX 11 game and the result prove this out. With all the settings set to maximum and run at both resolutions you can clearly see we were having a very hard time playing the game on our 30″ test monitor at just under 15 FPS. It was totally unplayable with our reference card with considerable lag and stutter during complex scenes. If you want to play this game on a 30″ with all the eye candy turned on you either need to add a second card for SLI or move up the NVIDIA stack to a higher model card. However, if you are running less than 2560 x 1600 again you can see the value of the ASUS overclock breaking the 30 FPS barrier at 1920 x 1200. Running a new 27″ model that is becoming more popular these days, might have to back off a bit of the eye candy.
Benchmark Results: ASUS GTX 560 DirectCU II TOP was 31% and 30% faster than the reference design.