Metro: Redux Benchmarked, Performance Review

By Steve
Sep 11, 2014
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  1. metro redux benchmarked performance review gpu cpu metro 2033 performance metro last light metro redux

    Already one of the most iconic and atmospheric first-person shooters around, Metro has received some post-release polish that should intrigue existing fans while attracting some new ones. Metro Redux features improved versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, including completely remastered visuals such as advanced lighting, dynamic weather, more detailed characters with improved animation, more dynamic destruction and improved smoke, fire and particle effects. There are also several gameplay enhancements.

    I've benchmarked my share of GPUs with both titles and while I'm looking forward to seeing Metro 2033's enhancements, I'm more curious to see how much 4A Games can outdo itself on Last Light considering it only arrived last year and was already one of the most visually pleasing shooters.

    We used the latest AMD and Nvidia drivers for testing, using 22 DirectX 11 graphics card configurations from both companies covering all price ranges.

    Read the complete review.

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  2. Hasitte

    Hasitte TS Rookie

    Is there any fps difference or technical changes in ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP [3072MB] or with the one you benchmarked; Radeon R9 280X [3072MB]?
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 2,184   +1,215

    Both can be found here...

    Short answer no not really.
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  4. SuperVeloce

    SuperVeloce TS Booster Posts: 132   +34

    What happened with hd7950(boost)? It's way in the back, while 7870 and 270X being much faster!? Seems strange.
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 2,184   +1,215

    Hit CTRL + F5, I messed up the graphs and had to re-upload them. They might still be in the cache. Sorry about that.
  6. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 1,436   +592

    This will be another great example of how slow today's topdog GPU's (even in double/triple SLi/Crossfire) are at running demanding games @ & above 1600p. Can't wait to see this game dismantle 4K setups. Like Crysis 3 (and several other demanding titles) it looks like it will require THREE 780Ti's for 4K gaming above Pathetic imo.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2014
  7. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,079   +331

    This is why I've stayed at 1200p Too much money needs to be spend to get playable fps at 1600p or above resolutions.
  8. Wish there was an i5-2500K (still very popular) to compare with todays CPU
  9. Hasitte

    Hasitte TS Rookie

  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder You know, that one guy with the PC Posts: 2,189   +589

    It would perform roughly on par with the 3570K (minus ~10% clock to clock) which is why it probably was not put since they already had a bunch of different CPU's to test. Its kinda hard to hit every little thing in a review and having this many CPU's already was a big pain I would assume.

    Great to see, I was actually considering grabbing up the Metro Last Light Redux because I actually do not own my own copies of either game and wanted to play from start to finish. Cool to see what I can expect!
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  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    10% might even be a bit much but in reality it doesn't matter much with this game since it's obviously GPU hungry. I'd guess 1-2 fps different from 3570k at any resolution.
  12. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,824   +876

    I'm happy to see my GTX 680 isn't too far down on the list yet
  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Nice to see games that take good advantage of OCing.
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  14. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,803   +483

    I bought Metro 2033 on steam sale a while ago. I still haven't played it because of the sheer number of games I still have in my steam list. can't find time to play them at all.
  15. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +164

    In some of the graphical comparisons I've seen, Redux actually looked worse at times.
  16. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 2,184   +1,215

    I would say there is no chance for 2033 Redux but I can see how some might find a few of the Last Light Redux changes to be inferior. Still overall I feel both Redux versions look better.
  17. I wish for a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. redux! All 3!
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  18. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,824   +876

    There are many games I wish they'd do a graphical remake of. Metro already had great graphics, but I have a feeling we might see a lot of older series being re-released with just graphics updates. Microsoft did it with the Half franchise, now metro.

    There are too many good games that get overlooked today just because the graphics are bad/old.
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  19. Mbloof

    Mbloof TS Rookie Posts: 56   +7

    Thanks for the testing. It appears to match what many users are seeing - less performance in the Redux version over the older versions. (sigh)

    The one hole in testing I'd like to see filled is what happens when the games native Stereoscopic 3D is enabled at 720P and 1080P?
  20. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +164

    Here's a decent comparison:

    I'd say easily that Redux does look overall better, but there are a lot of times, especially when looking at the floors, where it seems as though Redux has lower quality textures. Some of the comments address why.

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