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Metro: Last Light Tested, Benchmarked

By Julio Franco ยท 36 replies
May 21, 2013
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  1. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 757   +213

    It was a good idea to wait for ATI to fix their drivers before performing these tests. I'm happy to say my system with an AMD FX-8320, 16GB of DDR3, and a GTX 670 handles this game near perfectly at 1080p.
  2. TechSpot, have you tested with the later released AMD patch for MLL? Please respond, thanks.
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,414   +809

    Failed to read the article, huh? It's mentioned a couple of times, see "Testing Methodology". And yes, we waited and tested the patched version for AMD cards.
    Adhmuz and cliffordcooley like this.
  4. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    Also look at the graphs the version number is noted at the very top of every graph.
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  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Great read. Nice to see another game so comprehensively benchmarked with such an array of cards and processors.
    Looking forward to firing up the game myself once I have a little down time.
  6. Now, if only the developer will once again offer metro: last light as a free game on facebook just like metro: 2033.
    misor likes this.
  7. Why does a benchmark or performance test always show Intel at the top half and AMD bottom half? And AMD flagship competing with Intel's budget i3s.
  8. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    The reason is simple ...Intel chips are much faster at the moment, core efficiency is considerably better. The FX-8350 competes with the Core i5 chips not the Core i7, AMD has nothing that can compete with the Core i7 and it has been that way for quite a few years now.
    Adhmuz, misor, Bulto and 1 other person like this.
  9. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 322   +65

    Good read, as always. I'm thinking this game will make my rig crawl. :D

    I pre-ordered this one, but I've not had the chance to install it yet. I've been up to my neck in work for so long now I no longer remember what it feels like to get six hours of uninterrupted sleep. Can't wait until the weekend, when I can finally take a break and give this game the attention it requires.

    Thanks for the well-written article. I really appreciate the SLI benchmarks, too. Thank you for the effort.
  10. Believe this test did not run with Nvidia's exclusive "Advanced PhysX" ON. Or it might have cripple AMD performance...
  11. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 860   +203

    Awwww... crossfire isn't working huh? Well, game still looks good. I'll snag a copy when AMD fixes crossfire.
  12. colinf

    colinf TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +7

    Quick note there's a typo in the cpu tests...it has 3850 instead of 8350 under the 2nd graph.

    Editor: Fixed, thanks.
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  13. EmirSc

    EmirSc TS Rookie

    Nice article, for the record I played the game with:
    GTX 460 1GB
    4GB DDR3
    High settings, no SSAA, no TESS.
    avg fps: 40
  14. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I think AMD has to get on top of drivers like nVidia. It took AMD a year or two to get the driver right for Metro 2033 to beat out nVidia's performance. They really need to work on that. Plus isnt this game more exclusive to AMD like 2033 was?
  15. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 860   +203

    I don't think so, JC. It was actually apart of a promotion from Nvidia. So, I assume it's more of a exclusive for them.
  16. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,710   +869

    ^ We have seen that exclusive titles don't necessarily perform better on a certain brand...sometimes the opposite. I am just playing TERA and BL2 right now but it everytime I see a game like this trample a 670 at 1600p I get this urge to order another one and go SLi. Muuust...rrrresist.....arrgghh.
  17. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 757   +213

    Well that's partially true, but also the bottom half of the chips are mostly AMD budget chips. The AMD FX-8350 was nearing the top, definitely showing it's a match for the i5 series.
  18. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,218   +398

    Based on how low the frame rate is on high and Very high it will cripple fps on NV hardware aswell unless you have a dedicated card for Physx.

    Which I happen to have in my Radeon 6970+650 superclock setup.
  19. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,710   +869

    Something like a 660Ti will handle PhysX very well by itself at high settings on 1080p.
    I have seen people have issues trying to run green and red together though.
  20. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,218   +398

    Yes there are some issues. Once setup properly has been great.

    Currently play with it on in Borderlands 2 and Batman AC GOTY also Metro 2033.

    I'm thinking its about time to replace the 6970 and go up to the 7970 Ghz if I want to play on High or High Quality for this game.

    Cpu is i7-970 @ 4Ghz
  21. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    Don't rush into it the new GeForce 700 series may drive pricing down a little.
  22. Crossfire is working for me at least. I was getting an easy 60 fps with 6970 CF on high settings ssaa disabled.
  23. ^ me, guest again. At 2560x1440 on the day after launch.
  24. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,218   +398

    When is the release date?

    I was thinking of grabbing the MSI R7970 Twin Frozr with the 4 Game bundle (Far Cry 3 BD,Crysis 3,Bioshock,Tomb Raider) for $409.99

    How much of a drop are you expecting in price cause that is a pretty good deal ?

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