NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Video Card Review

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Metro Last Light

 

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Metro: Last Light is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and features action-oriented gameplay with a combination of survival horror elements. It uses the 4A Game engine and was released in May 2013.

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Metro: Last Light was benchmarked with very high image quality settings with the SSAA set to off and 4x AF. These settings are tough for entry level discrete graphics cards, but are more than playable on high-end gaming graphics cards. We benchmarked this game title on the Theater level.

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We again found around 20% CPU usage on Metro: Last Light.

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Benchmark Results: In Metro: Last Light the GeForce GTX 980 averaged of 39.41 FPS and the GeForce GTX Titan X came in at 48.34 FPS in stock form. The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 came in at 64.82 FPS and not even the impressive 56.67 FPS average on the overclocked Titan X could touch that.

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Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 had a pretty large 30 FPS dip in our benchmark run, but for the most part nothing was seen that is out of the ordinary here! The NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X was able to run Metro LL above 40FPS for the entire benchmark run and we played through part of the game without any issues on our 4K setup.

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  • TJ Mulderink

    For some people, and I know this is an old post, are complaining about high idle temps…. the Titan X’s GPU clock will not get reset/turned off/lowered/whatever you call it if you are running windows 10 at 144hz. I dropped mine to 120hz and the GPU clock went down immediately and my idle temp dropped 12-15 degrees. Just a heads up!

  • light487

    Great review.. interesting to see it is not (YET!) blowing everything out of the water. Developers need time to make use of it though, like anything… still interesting.

    One not so interesting thing was all the pop-up advertising.. quite annoying. Won’t be bothering with this site for reviews anymore.

    • Nathan Kirsch

      What pop-up ads? We have never used pop-up or pop-under advertisements since the site opened in 2002.

      • reader139

        He’s talking about the green text fly outs. I also had an issue when reading this site on an android smartphone. Every time I scrolled past the green keyword text it would pop up an advertising window. Never had this issue on other sites, don’t know what makes this implementation different.

  • PC Master Race

    Why didn’t you guys up the voltage when overclocking?

    • Nathan Kirsch

      mainly just due to time constraints and we wanted to see how far the card could be pushed without adding extra voltage into the mix. Adding voltage decreases the lifespan of the GPU as well, so not everyone wants to do that if they plan on holding onto the card for a number of years. It’s always a matter of when and not if!