HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB Video Card ReviewWed, Mar 30, 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: Although the FPS was not quite as high as the crossfire setup the HIS Radeon HD 6850 Turbo put up very playable numbers. The Sapphire 6850 and the HIS 6850 had almost a neck in neck race and were only separated by 10th’s of a FPS.