NVIDIA and EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Video Card ReviewTue, Mar 26, 2013 - 7:00 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 turned off PhysX and DOF (Depth of Field) for benchmarking.
Benchmark Results: TheEVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SC was 21% faster than the Sapphire HD 7790 Dual-X OC in Metro 2033 with the DOF disabled at 1920×1080. Seeing a $179.99 video card running this tough benchmark above 30 FPS at 19×10 just goes to show you how much performance you can get on a budget these days! The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 video card back in 2010 cost $350 and had about the same performance as this card, so that is pretty nice.