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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler Video Card
Closer Look: HIS Radeon 7750 iCooler
HIS 7750 iCooler Detailed Features
Features and Specifications
VGA Testing Methodology
DX10: 3DMark Vantage
DX10: Street Fighter IV
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: Battlefield Bad Company 2
DX11: BattleField 3
DX11: Lost Planet 2
DX11: Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
DX11: Metro 2033
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.1
HIS 7750 iCooler Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
HIS 7750 iCooler Overclocking
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

DX11: Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is an action-oriented video game with a combination of survival horror, and first-person shooter elements. The game is based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. It was developed by 4A Games in Ukraine and released in March 2010 for Microsoft Windows. Metro 2033 uses the 4A game engine, developed by 4A Games. The 4A Engine supports DirectX-9, 10, and 11, along with NVIDIA PhysX and GeForce 3D Vision.

The 4A engine is multi-threaded in such that only PhysX had a dedicated thread, and uses a task-model without any pre-conditioning or pre/post-synchronizing, allowing tasks to be done in parallel. The 4A game engine can utilize a deferred shading pipeline, and uses tessellation for greater performance, and also has HDR (complete with blue shift), real-time reflections, color correction, film grain and noise, and the engine also supports multi-core rendering.

Metro 2033 featured superior volumetric fog, double PhysX precision, object blur, sub-surface scattering for skin shaders, parallax mapping on all surfaces and greater geometric detail with a less aggressive LODs. Using PhysX, the engine uses many features such as destructible environments, and cloth and water simulations, and particles that can be fully affected by environmental factors.

NVIDIA has been diligently working to promote Metro 2033, and for good reason: it's one of the most demanding PC video games we've ever tested. When their flagship GeForce GTX 480 struggles to produce 27 FPS with DirectX-11 anti-aliasing turned to to its lowest setting, you know that only the strongest graphics processors will generate playable frame rates. All of our tests enable Advanced Depth of Field and Tessellation effects, but disable advanced PhysX options.

  • Metro 2033
    • Moderate Settings: (Very-High Quality, AAA, 16x AF, Advanced DoF, Tessellation, 180s Fraps Chase Scene)

Metro_2033.jpg

Cost Analysis: Metro 2033 (1680x1050)

  • $129.99 HIS Radeon iCooler HD 7750 costs $7.14 per FPS
  • $119.99 GeForce GTX 450 costs $7.82 per FPS
  • $119.99 MSI GeForce GTX 550-Ti costs $7.07 per FPS
  • $139.99 GeForce GTX 460 costs $6.00 per FPS
  • $109.99 Radeon HD5770 costs $6.40 per FPS
  • $149.99 Radeon HD6850 costs $6.07 per FPS
  • Test Summary: Metro 2033 is hard on all video cards, and in our tests none of the video cards really delivered acceptable frame rates. It is also rather apparent that the AMD GPU's deliver better performance across the board when compared to their theoretical rivals, another win for the HIS HD 7750 iCooler over its NVIDIA rivals. This game was intended to be played with PhysX enabled and we all know this is something only NVIDIA cards can do well at the moment, hopefully in the future we might see PhysX code that is better optimized for multi-core CPU's.

    Graphics Card HIS Radeon
    iCooler HD 7750
    Radeon
    HD5770
    GeForce
    GTS 450
    GeForce
    GTX 550Ti
    GeForce
    GTX 460
    Radeon
    HD6850
    GPU Cores 512 800 192 384 336 960
    Core Clock (MHz) 800 850 783 822 715 775
    Shader Clock (MHz) N/A N/A 1566 1645 1430 N/A
    Memory Clock (MHz) 1125 1200 1804 1002 900 1000
    Memory Amount 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1204MB GDDR-5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5
    Memory Interface 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit



     

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    # low poweralfresc0 2012-02-15 03:15
    I know this is not a top end card but just 71w at full chat. wow!
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    # RE: HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler Video CardAli 2012-02-16 00:20
    A neat and clean very nice looking card. but i wished it should had some more stream processors but any way .. temperature and power figures are really awesome maaaaaannnn !!!
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    # n/adavid 2012-06-09 13:40
    Your specs on the 550ti are wrong has the same amount cores as a 450 and not 256bit bus
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