NVIDIA GeForce GeForce GTX 980 Maxwell Video Card Review


Metro Last Light


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.


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.


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


Benchmark Results: In Metro: Last Light the GeForce GTX 980 averaged of 38.08 FPS versus the 36.84 FPS of the PowerColor PCS+ AXR9 290X and the 35.5 FPS of the ASUS Poseidon GeForce GTX 780 video card. The GeForce GTX 680 2GB reference card is starting to show signs of age at 4K resolutions as the best it could average was 22.04 FPS.


Benchmark Results: No big performance dips or spikes that are out of the ordinary here! We were happy to see the GTX 980 stay above 30FPS for the entire benchmark run!