Sapphire Toxic HD 5970 4GB Reviewccokeman - April 27, 2010
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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.
- DX 11
- Global settings = High
- Physx = off
Higher = Better
This DX11 title puts a load on even the best video cards. The performance of the Toxic HD 5970 4GB is similar to that of the 2GB OC edition, with its maximum overclock in the first three resolutions, but pulls ahead by by another three FPS at 2560x1600. That is about a 15% improvement over the overclocked 5970 2GB. When you overclock the Toxic, the margin grows to a 26.5% increase.