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MSI GEFORCE GTX 680 Lightning 2GB Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 26, 2012 4:37 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: MSI

Metro 2033


Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

Timedemo or Level Used: Built in Benchmark

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Metro 2033 is an action-oriented video game with a combination of survival horror and first-person shooter elements. The game is based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. It was developed by 4A Games in Ukraine and released in March 2010 for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360.[3] In March 2006, 4A Games announced a partnership with Glukhovsky to collaborate on the game.[4] The game was announced at the 2009 Games Convention in Leipzig;[5] a first trailer came along with the announcement.[6] A sequel was announced, currently titled Metro: Last Light.




Again, we see this situation where the HD 7970 GHz Edition really manages to flex its muscle at the highest resolution. Comparing that model overclocked with the GTX 680 Lightning here, we can see that the AMD offering manages to sneak out ahead by a single FPS with a 63 FPS vs. 64 FPS score.


Below that we see the GTX 680 Lightning come out ahead and overall we see nice gains when compared to the reference version of the video card with that 2560 x 1600 number moving from not playable to playable.

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