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RageQuitters Reviews – ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

DirectX 11 - Metro: Last Light

In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.

The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside.

You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat.

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX1080 - Metro Last Light - 1080p

This is a benchmark which takes no prisoners.  The combination of ‘Very High’ quality, SSAA and ‘Very High’ Tessellation brings the best graphics cards to their knees.  However, today we witness true GPU muscle – the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 powers through the benchmark and results in an impressive 92 FPS average.  Surely 1440p will be out of reach?….

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX1080 - Metro Last Light - 1440p

Finally, we have found a benchmark that can even begin to tame the beast.  Whilst the other cards in our test struggle to maintain 30 FPS, the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 charges on and maintains its head above the respectable 60 FPS mark.  Can it run Metro at 1440p maxed out?  Yes it can! 🙂

3 comments

  1. Buddydudeguy says:

    The HAF-X is ancient. Cases have come a long way over the years and personally I don’t understand why you would even test in a HAF-X.

    • TerminatorUK says:

      Thanks for the comment Buddy.

      I wouldn’t call the HAF-X ‘ancient’ – it is a high-end gaming case from 2011 with excellent airflow and should have plenty of space for most GPUs.

      Unfortunately our budget isn’t endless and we couldn’t just rebuild our test system for the purposes of the review.

      This section in the article was included more of a highlight to check your case as the card’s width extends beyond a ‘standard’ PCI-E card’s regular dimensions; especially with certain motherboards.

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