Metro's very high quality settings at just 1680x1050 is already looking like a seriously demanding benchmark. The GeForce GTX 680 fell short of the 60fps target with 57fps, while the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition was slower again with 56fps.

The mid-range GeForce GTX 660 Ti and Radeon HD 7950 cards averaged 47fps and 45fps, while the Radeon HD 7870 and GeForce GTX 660 dipped below 40fps.

Only the GeForce GTX Titan was able to average over 60fps at 1920x1200. Mid-range graphics cards such as the GeForce GTX 660 and Radeon HD 7870 just managed to pass the 30fps mark.

Those wanting to play Metro Last Light at extreme resolutions in all of its glory are asking for a somewhat unrealistic scenario for the time being considering we wouldn't pay for a GTX Titan and then run a game at just 41fps no matter how well it looked. This score was matched by a pair of GeForce GTX 660 Ti SLI cards.