AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review: Battling For The Performance Crownby Ryan Smith on June 22, 2012 12:01 AM EST
Paired with Crysis as our second behemoth FPS is Metro: 2033. Metro gives up Crysis’ lush tropics and frozen wastelands for an underground experience, but even underground it can be quite brutal on GPUs, which is why it’s also our new benchmark of choice for looking at power/temperature/noise during a game. If its sequel due this year is anywhere near as GPU intensive then a single GPU may not be enough to run the game with every quality feature turned up.
Metro is another graphically intensive game and another game that has traditionally favored AMD’s 7000 series cards, albeit not to nearly the same degree as Crysis. Still, the 7970 could already surpass the GTX 680 here and the 7970GE adds to that lead. At 2560 the 7970GE takes a 12% lead, pushing past 40fps at 2560. Meanwhile AMD’s gains compared to the 7970 are less pronounced but it’s still enough for an 8% improvement. Like Crysis this is another game where AMD has a very clear performance advantage with the 7970GE.