XFX Radeon R9 290 CrossFire Video Card Review at 4K Ultra HD


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 XFX DD R9 290 came in with an average of 33.47 versus 60.84 FPS with the CrossFire setup at 3840×2160. This is an 81.8% performance gain.


Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon R9 290 CrossFire setup did have a performance drop about a quarter of the way through the benchmark run, but it barley dipped below 40 FPS and no hesitation was seen or felt in the game when manually running FRAPS.