Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 OC Edition Video Card ReviewTue, Jul 05, 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. Settings were left at High quality with AA and AF at highest values- x4 and AF 16x. 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: Can you say WTH? The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 OC beat all the cards it came up against at 1280×1024 and came really close to the same speed as the Radeon 6870 at 1920×1080. I am starting to think we may be in for a few surprises with the Gigabyte Geforce GTX 560 OC. I myself haven’t tested a card that scored extremely well in this benchmark, so to come this close to the 6870 is a feat in itself.