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Metro 2033 - Why such low FPS if the game doesn't look that great?

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I don't understand it. This game eats my 560 ti (25fps solid max 1920 x 1080 no AA).
It doesn't even look good. What are some things that make it look great?
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post #2 of 11
It's not very optimized....
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post #3 of 11
The thing is, it does look good. It looks incredible, in fact. It's one of the best looking PC games extant.

Also, disabled Advanced DoF under DX11 options and watch your FPS soar.
post #4 of 11
Well, as you've noticed, the 560ti isn't going to be able to max it out and still be enjoyable for most players.

Get a 580, or a 7970 for that matter, and be happy with the game. Absolutely amazing graphics.
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post #5 of 11
it's among the top best-looking pc games.
that's why it's graphics-intensive. get another 560 and you'll be fine
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post #6 of 11
You can get very good framerates and still have excellent visuals with just a few tweaks of the game settings.
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post #7 of 11
The textures are pretty high resolution and it does look pretty good, but its WAY more demanding then it should be.

I think some parts of half life 2 look better then it. And I only get about 15% gpu usage with that game, if I max out metro 2033 I get less then constant 60 fps which is required for me to play anything...
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post #8 of 11
Just gonna redownload on Steam now I have my new PC (560ti SOC). I'm hoping it'll run better than 25fps with ADOF turned off!
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post #9 of 11
I'd think that to get through the entire thing with solidly playable framerates you'll likely want to run High, AAA, with Tessellation On. IOW, not Ultra, no ADoF, and no 4xMSAA. You need 2 560ti's to max it, and even then you may not be able to pull off ADoF. Fortunately, that effect sucks anyways, and SO isn't worth it's perf hit.
    
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post #10 of 11
If you want really good FPS do what the guy above me said to do, I played through the whole game on those settings and never once dropped below 35 fps and barely ever dropped below 40 fps.
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