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Sapphire HD 7870 Review

tacohunter52    -   May 1, 2012
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Part first-person shooter, part survival horror, Metro 2033 is based on the novel of the same name, written by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. You play as Artyom in a post-apocalyptic Moscow, where you'll spend most of your time traversing the metro system, with occasional trips to the surface. Despite the dark atmosphere and bleak future for mankind, the visuals are anything but bleak. Powered by the 4A Engine, with support for DirectX 11, NVIDIA PhysX, and NVIDIA 3D Vision, the tunnels are extremely varied – in your travels, you'll come across human outposts, bandit settlements, and even half-eaten corpses. Ensuring you feel all the tension, there is no map and no health meter. Get lost without enough gas mask filters and adrenaline shots and you may soon wind up as one of those half-eaten corpses, chewed up by some horrifying manner of irradiated beast that hides in the shadows just waiting for some hapless soul to wander by.

 

Settings:

  • DirectX 11
  • AAA
  • 16x AF
  • Global settings = High
  • PhysX = Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sapphire HD 7870 managed to perform right in between the GTX 570 and the GTX 580. In our Eyefinity/Surround benchmark the 7870 came in with the lowest framerates, but that's understandable considering the competition.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Sapphire HD 7870
  3. Specifications & Features: Sapphire
  4. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. Testing: Metro 2033
  6. Testing: Batman: Arkham City
  7. Testing: Battlefield 3
  8. Testing: Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.5
  9. Testing: Dirt 3
  10. Testing: Mafia II
  11. Testing: 3Dmark 11
  12. Testing: Temperatures
  13. Testing: Power Consumption
  14. Conclusion
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