ASUS ROG MARS 2 3GB Video Card Review w/ NVIDIA SurroundThu, Sep 01, 2011 - 12:00 AM
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. Image quality settings were raised to Very High quality with 4x AA and 16x AF. We did have to disable DOF (Depth of Field) as the AMD Radeon HD 6900 with Catalyst 11.8 drivers was having some issues with that setting in Eyefinity mode. With DOF turned off the benchmark was running just fine, so we called it a day and ran both of the cards with DOF disabled.
Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon HD 6990 w/ a 880MHz core clock had an average of 28 FPS and the ASUS ROG MARS 2 scored slightly slower with 22.33 FPS. The AMD Radeon HD 6990 OC was ~25% faster than the ASUS ROG MARS 2 with these image quality settings and triple display setup.