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Benchmarks: King Arthur II, Metro 2033
King Arthur II is a new and highly demanding game when run in the DX11 mode with all the visuals set to their maximum setting. Here the Radeon HD 7870 spat out just 18fps at 2560x1600 which was enough to match the GeForce GTX 580 and beat the GTX 570 by a 29% margin. The Radeon HD 7850 also did well with 16fps, making it 14% faster than the GeForce GTX 570 and 33% faster than the GTX 560 Ti.
When testing at 2560x1600 with Metro 2033 the Radeon HD 7870 averaged 32fps, making it 20% slower than the HD 7950. Despite this it was sill 3% faster than the Radeon HD 6970 and 14% faster than the GeForce GTX 570. The Radeon HD 7850 was 8% faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti and 4% slower than the Radeon HD 6950 and GeForce GTX 570 graphics cards.