Benchmark Results: Metro 2033 (DX11)
Metro is an absolute beast when it comes to taxing graphics performance. Applying the depth of field effect, especially, has a profound impact on frame rates, as each card is hit with a DirectCompute task that literally cuts results in half.
It’s really not a surprise, then, that it doesn’t matter if you’re running a Core i5 at 3.1 GHz or a Phenom II at 3.7 GHz—both solutions yield comparable performance when they’re backed by a pair of GeForce GTX 570s in SLI.
Did you go about benchmarking graphics cards, or was this a motherboard/cpu comparison? I'm tired of hearing this excuse all the time. We know you have a pair of 6990s and 590s in your shop. Get rid of that stupid bottleneck and DO IT RIGHT!
What is missing said something like:
...here "face"), but you said you wanted to test AMD's SLI on their 990FX vs Intel's SLI. So, IMO, you need less graphics horse power: like 2 GTS250's or 2 GTX460's or 2 GTX560's (not ti's) to tax the graphics subsystem and really show the differences. Maybe up the resolution also to really show if there is a difference between AMD's or Intel's SLI.
Thanks again for the Article, Mr Chris.