ASUS Ultimate GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card ReviewMon, Mar 21, 2011 - 12:00 PM
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: For the third time in a row the ASUS Ultimate GTX550 Ti was in the 30+ FPS range, while the NVIDIA reference design was just shy of that level of performance. It’s becoming clear to us why ASUS overclocked their card by 115MHz as to get the average framerate above 30FPS it is needed! The ASUS Ultimate GTX 550 Ti was 10FPS faster than the EVGA GeForce GTS 450 FTW Edition card, which is impressive as that is a 44% performance improvement!