CPU Performance

The CPU performance is very similar to what we saw when testing Metro: Last Light over a year ago. Gamers will get away with a Core i5 or FX-8000 series processor as the high-end Core i7 models only offer a few extra frames per second with a high-end GPU such as the Radeon R9 290X.

Overclocking the Core i7-4770K helped gain a few extra frames per second but certainly nothing game changing.

The AMD FX-8350 benefited slightly more from being overclocked, but again the gains weren't substantial.