GD Machine 2014 GTX 750 Ti i5 4670K Vs Metro 2033 And Metro: Last Light

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Apr 26, 2014 5:00 PM
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We know there’s not much out there that’s a sterner test on a gaming PC’s power than the glorious pairing that is Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. Never in our lives has staring at a subway tunnel looked so damn good.

Against all odds the team at 4A Games took a universally boring and overused location and turned it into two dank, oppressive, deeply atmospheric, and gorgeous adventures. The Metro series melts GPUs for fun, so we thought it would be the ultimate vehicle to put the GD Machine 2014 through its paces, in our GeForce GTX 750 Ti Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light benchmarks…

Metro 2033

For Metro 2033 we used the Normal, High and Very High quality systems, which each alter the myriad of options beneath the Gamma settings. We also took the results across three different resolutions; 1280x720, 1600x900, and 1920x1080. For our Metro benchmarks we believe these give the best comparison with console gaming, particularly the recent furore over 1080p resolution.

In the Metro 2033 benchmarks Analytic Antialiasing (AAA) was used. This works by internally doubling the resolution and then scaling it back down, without detecting edges such as traditional antialiasing methods - more details of which can be found here. It's Morphological Antialiasing in all but name, and is a post-processing shader that offers greater performance versus MSAA.   Anisotropic Filtering was set at 16x to provide to provide the best possible picture quality.

GD Machine 2014 Metro 2033 Benchmarks Settings Screen

GD Machine 2014 vs Metro 2033 Nvidia GTX 750 Ti Benchmark

As you can see from the Metro 2033 benchmarks, the GD Machine 2014 tore through all of the Medium, High and Very High settings with ease, despite running considerably slower in comparison once the resolution was maxed out to 1920x1080. Despite this Metro 2033 remained extremely playable on the higher settings, notching well above 60 fps average. There were of course occasional dips during scenes of intense lighting, but overall it handled Metro 2033 with aplomb. Playing at 720p was lightning fast, although of course the image quality did suffer somewhat. The leap from 1600x900 to 1920x1080 isn’t all that easy to tell apart with the naked eye, so if you’re willing to make that minor sacrifice you need never fear dipping below 60 frames per second in Metro 2033.

Metro: Last Light

Once again for Metro: Last Light we used the Normal, High and Very High options, tested on the same three resolutions; 1920x1080, 1600x900, and 1280x720.

This time there was unfortunately no AAA option, so we plumped for the more demanding 2xSSAA in Metro Last Light, with 16x AF once more.

GD Machine 2014 Metro: Last Light Benchmarks Settings Screen

GD Machine 2014 vs Metro: Last Light Nvidia GTX 750 Ti Benchmark

I wasn’t quite aware just how much more of a demanding beast Metro: Last Light was until I did these benchmarks. In comparison to Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light is an absolute beast, for only minor visual gains in my opinion. 6 of the graphics benchmarks for Metro 2033 posted at 100 FPS+, while just 3 made it in the Last Light tests.

1280x720 and 1600x900 in Metro: Last Light is fine and perfectly playable across the board, with Very High still providing average FPS of 56 @ 900p. Things definitely started to slow up a little at 1080p though. While the majority of the time it was perfect playable on Medium and High, Very High at times had noticeably abrupt frame rate drops. I wouldn’t recommend gamers with a similar rig playing on this setting, but knocking it down to High made Metro: Last Light a much more playable experience.

I think the 2xSSAA is having a big impact here, and personally it’s the first thing I’d drop for a more playable experience in Metro: Last Light. The difference in visuals to me was negligible when I briefly tested it, but it could well have a big impact on the higher resolutions.

Nvidia PhysX Issue In Metro: Last Light

One oddity I did encounter when I first started up was insanely low frame rates in Metro: Last Light. I’d set it to Very High, 1920x1080 to kick things off, and was expecting a little bit of a struggle. It started off okay, before the FPS just tumbled to 9 or so. I whacked the settings right on down to Medium @ 720p and the exact same thing happened, this time down to around 8 FPS. I don’t know whether this is an issue particular to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti, or whether it's the GeForce GTX 700 series in general, but for those asking why is my frame rate dropping in Metro: Last Light, the answer is PhysX. Disabling PhysX in the  Metro: Last Light game settings screen is a surefire framerate fix. It may be an issue specific to the 750 Ti, or a possible driver issue, but it’s worth bearing in mind if you're having trouble running Metro: Last Light.

Conclusion

When it comes to benchmarks, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light are very different beasts. The GD Machine 2014 flew through Metro 2033 with ease, only coming unstuck up against the might of Metro: Last Light. I would have to say that 1600x900 is most definitely the sweet spot, with Very High for the most part being perfectly playable. It’s clear the GeForce 750 Ti lacks the memory and sheer grunt of a higher-priced card when playing a truly demanding game like Metro: Last Light at higher resolutions, but with a bit of tweaking it can more than hold its own. For those opting for a Steambox-like experience from their PC, this sort of setup can deliver in spades. The additional distance from the Tv/monitor definitely piles less pressure on the resolution.

Be sure to check out more of our benchmarks on the GD Machine 2014 in the near future, as we put some of PC gaming's finest to the test throughout the year.

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05:24 Jul-06-2014

Really ? I've played the game on max settings 1080p and I got 30+ fps , GD machine is performing so good ? O.o

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22:19 May-01-2014

This is probably fake, probably to advertise this pc. Proof: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1130

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22:30 May-01-2014

True,GD machine performs like a HD7970/GTX670
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08:22 Jul-25-2014

LOL i get 20 more fps than GD machine bro :D

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12:19 May-02-2014

Exactly my thoughts,this framerate ain't possible

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01:36 May-03-2014

My GPU is 15% better and i only get 33 fps at Metro:LL on very high

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23:27 May-03-2014

Sorry, 33fps was old benchmark using only 4GB RAM got 8GB now.
Just benchmarked it again, I had 21 Min FPS, 79 Max FPS, 53 Average.

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02:47 Apr-28-2014

whoever built this should have consulted the forums first...


K processor on a H81 mobo, wah wah waaaah...

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18:39 Apr-27-2014

How does my PC run Last Light at 40 fps maxed out at 2x SSAA, but so does this, is there something wrong with my PC?

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20:33 Apr-27-2014

Have you tried running it with just one GTX 680? 2 GTX 680s might be heavy for an i5-3570k :/

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00:13 Apr-28-2014

No, but I know it increases performance. I have run tests on other games and saw much better frame rates with them both active.

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11:14 May-02-2014

This can be a driver's issue.

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13:08 Apr-27-2014

going to need more RAM :S i can only play medium with 4gb ram.
while my FX-8320 with 15% overclock is 17% better then the i5-4670K and my gpu is 15% better then the GTX 750 Ti

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12:35 Apr-27-2014

Price is very high :/

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12:41 Apr-27-2014

GD machine definetly isn't worth the money :P

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18:13 Apr-27-2014

yea, your's much better and costs about the same (bit slower cpu but more balanced, and faster gpu).

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22:09 Apr-27-2014

Yes,and they even put an unlocked CPU with K (i5 4670K,i5 4670 is theaper than i5 4670K)) on a motherboard which has a chipset which does not allow you to OC your CPU....f*ck logic :P

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10:28 Apr-27-2014

Impressive results but I wasn't expecting those frame rates from the GD rig. As some of you guys have already said, more could be done with the GD rig budget...


intel build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/J03Z95/saved/4l3X


AMD build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/J03Z95/saved/4v0h

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09:44 Apr-27-2014

The GD machine is nice and all... But I think I will prefer this build over the GD machine :P
It is cheaper and much better in my opinion. What do you guys think?

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10:49 Apr-27-2014

Sure it's a lot better than this,but I would change 2 things in your build.
for CPU i would put FX 6300 and for GPU i would put R9 270X

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13:19 Apr-27-2014

A 750w psu is bit much for those components. 600w should be good.

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13:50 Apr-27-2014

OCZ PSU's are junk, better get a 500w decent one

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08:36 Apr-27-2014

Dear God,
Please give me one of these machines (for free) when I wake up next morning.......please...

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06:45 Apr-27-2014

badly optimized :(

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06:13 Apr-27-2014

I had the same issue with "PhysX" no matter what settings I changed I was getting a constant 16 fps. Resolution, Textures had zero effect, Disabling it was the only solution for me too.

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00:17 Apr-27-2014

my friend asks how much would a AMD A4 3300 CPU bottleneck a GTX 750 Ti since he plans to get it and later he plans to get a FX 4130 or a Athlon X4 750K

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00:35 Apr-27-2014

Resolution?

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01:49 Apr-27-2014

full HD

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13:51 Apr-27-2014

Not really much bottleneck then.
FX4130 isn't worth it in my opinion, better get a FX6300 for the small price difference

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23:47 Apr-26-2014

My 660ti I had before could run last light without a hitch (on high) I even did some Frapsing while gaming, which ofc gave me a little lower framerate than usual :)


so it's not the 700 series.

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22:59 Apr-26-2014

I was playing Metro:Last light on my pc on high, SSAA-off, average fps 40. max fps when i not move 70 fps.

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21:47 Apr-26-2014

Who built the GD Machine? Is there a video of the build?

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21:18 Apr-26-2014

i5 4670k with GTX 760 ti...? may be it has bottleneck :/

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21:47 Apr-26-2014

Lol no.
And it's a 750 Ti.

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01:29 Apr-27-2014

lol say w00t xD

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20:31 Apr-26-2014

I dont look at Metro 2033 results because its so bad optimized it can vary from rig to rig but those results with metro last light are very questionable..i can downright call them inaccurate if i may..There is no way 750ti can get 43fps avg at those settings..

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22:38 Apr-26-2014

Without the 2x SSAA it might be true tough(i'n at 75-85 without SSAA at 1440P).


Guess they tested without but said it's with 2xSSAA :(

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06:03 Apr-27-2014

I get 58fps average on metro last light with the same settings on my rig. I will say one thing though, the fps varies greatly at some sections, i got as high as 90 and as low 32 but on average playing for 2 hours it was 58fps.

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19:59 Apr-26-2014

My GPU is better than this machine.

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20:34 Apr-26-2014

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1130?vs=1039 Where do you see "your" big diference? Not forgeting that your GPU is older. :-)

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22:21 Apr-26-2014

For that money they could build better PC. :-)

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19:01 Apr-26-2014

About the Physx Issue.


When you make a gorram FPS test - USE THE LATEST SOFTWARE:


http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx-9.13.1220-driver.html
"Fixes a bug that caused the Metro Last Light to not be GPU accelerated on some systems."

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18:55 Apr-26-2014

GD machine is very good.

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19:40 Apr-26-2014

I wish it was, but it isnt : / most of the gd-ers could build a much more balanced one for much less money.

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21:53 Apr-26-2014

Yeah, and an i5-4670k is just a waste of money :/ except if the ones that buy it are going to upgrade their Gpu to something more powerful in the future.

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07:07 Apr-27-2014

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3qm7o
what do u say about this ^^^ then?

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07:19 Apr-27-2014

The motherboard is h87m, if you want to overclock I would recommend getting a z87 chipset motherboard that fully supports overclocking as that's an unlocked processor. I think my rig is nicely balanced and a bit cheaper than GD machine

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08:04 Apr-27-2014

But your GPU isn't as nice as the 750 ti. =/

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09:09 Apr-27-2014

think gpu like 270x and gtx 760 are sweet spot for mony and what you get performance for the mony..whats uper you starting to lose mony

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16:46 Jul-19-2014

I agree with Phantom71. We have identical rigs and they are much,much better then GD-machine

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