To really push this card we fired up Metro 2033. This game 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 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.
With all the settings set to maximum and run at both resolutions you can clearly see this game is unplayable on our 30″ test monitors native resolution of 2560 x 1400 giving us 4.1FPS and hardly playable at 1920 x 1200 posting 11.2 FPS. Based on these results to make this game playable at either of these resolutions you would probably have to turn of the majority of the visual effects.
This is an extremely demanding DirectX 11 game and the result prove this out. If this is your game of choice and you have a 24″ display or larger you should consider something higher up in the GTX500 series from ZOTAC or at a minimum run a pair of ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti in 2-Way SLI configuration.