High Quality Performance

Using high quality settings there is an obvious drop in performance from what we observed on the previous page. The GeForce GTX 660 went from 60fps in medium, down to 45fps in high. Likewise the Radeon HD 7850 dropped from 56fps to just 40fps. Both still offered playable performance but given the resolution we don't expect to go much farther.

The GeForce GTX 670 was able to deliver 60fps, while the Radeon HD 7950 Boost just fell short with 59fps. The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition was slightly slower than the GeForce GTX 680 rendering 66fps opposed to 67fps.

As expected when increasing the resolution to 1920x1200 the GeForce GTX 660 and Radeon HD 7850 dropped below 40fps. Mid to low-end cards don't fare all that well as the Radeon HD 7790 managed just 28fps and the 7770 a mere 21fps.

Metro: Last Light is proving to be a challenge if you want to play at 2560x1600 or let alone multi-monitor resolutions. The GeForce GTX Titan averaged just 48fps here and keep in mind this is not the highest quality setting preset.

The GeForce GTX 660 Ti SLI cards turned in 43fps making them faster than the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and GeForce GTX 680 cards which both managed 39fps. The Radeon HD 7950 and GeForce GTX 670 averaged 32fps and 34fps, making them the slowest cards we would bother trying to play with at this resolution.