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Metro Exodus GeForce RTX 2060 and GTX 1070 Benchmarks
By Jon Sutton on February 15th, 2019 at 05:54pm - original article from game-debate

We've taken a look at ray-tracing performance in Metro Exodus, as well as the most demanding of its (limited) graphics options, but how does Metro Exodus shape up for the average player who isn't looking to take advantage of those snazzy ray-tracing effects? Here we've taken a quick look at general gaming performance in Metro Exodus for the GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce GTX 1070, both if which slot in bang in line with the recommended system recommends for Metro 3.

In theory, both the RTX 2060 and GTX 1070 should be capable of playing Metro Exodus at 1080p on High, but we're going to see if we can push this pair even further.

Metro Exodus Graphics Settings

  • DLSS
  • Hairworks
  • Motion Blur
  • Quality
  • Ray Tracing
  • Shading Rate
  • Tessellation
  • Texture Filtering

Metro Exodus System Requirements

Metro Exodus Minimum System Requirements - 1080p / Low / 30FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-8370 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 670 / GTX 1050 or Radeon HD 7870
  • HDD: TBA Available Hard Drive Storage
  • DX: DirectX 11

Metro Exodus Recommended System Requirements 1080p / High / 60FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 / RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • HDD: TBA Available Hard Drive Storage
  • DX: DirectX 12

Metro Exodus High System Requirements 1440p / Ultra / 60FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti / RTX 2070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • HDD: TBA Available Hard Drive Storage
  • DX: DirectX 12

Metro Exodus Extreme System Requirements 4K / High / 60FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 4.0GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 11GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • HDD: TBA Available Hard Drive Storage
  • DX: DirectX 12

Metro Exodus Benchmarks

 

Metro Exodus benchmarks and frames per second analysis performed on GeForce RTX 2060 6GB | Intel i7-5820K | 16GB DDR4

For this Metro Exodus benchmark, we used a PNY GeForce RTX 2060 XLR8 equipped with 6GB GDDR6 video memory. It’s backed up by 16GB DDR4 memory and an Intel Core i7-5820K CPU. 

Our Metro Exodus benchmarks were performed using the provided benchmark tool.

Metro Exodus GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 1080p, 1440p Benchmarks

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Metro Exodus GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 1080p, 1440p Benchmarks

  1080p 1440p
Low 115 105
Medium 88 64
High 67 50
Ultra 54 41
Extreme 32 23

 

There's little doubt about it, Metro Exodus packs a punch. The GeForce RTX 2060 is usually a very reliable card even at 1440p but in Metro Exodus we see it needs to drop down to 1080p/High in order to maintain a steady 60 frames per second. The Extreme preset in particular brings it to its knees and it's evident Metro Exodus is going to become the de facto benchmark of choice for those looking to truly test the performance of their GPUs.

Metro Exodus benchmarks and frames per second analysis performed on GeForce GTX 1070 8GB | Intel i7-5820K | 16GB DDR4

For this M:E benchmark, we used a GeForce GTX 1070 equipped with 8GB video memory. It’s backed up by 16GB DDR4 memory and an Intel Core i7-5820K CPU.

Metro Exodus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB 1440p Benchmarks

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Metro Exodus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB 1440p Benchmarks 

  1440p
Low 101
Medium 55
High 43
Ultra 37
Extreme 21

As expected, the GeForce GTX 1070 comes in marginally short of the performance offered by the RTX 2060. Nvidia's previous-gen card has been usurped across the board and is certainly going to be better off catering to 1080p gamers in Metro Exodus. On average we're looking at the GTX 1070 scoring around 14% fewer FPS than the RTX 2060 when playing at 1440p.

 

Metro Exodus PC Most Important Graphics Options - Every Setting Benchmarked

Metro Exodus GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Ray-Tracing and DLSS Benchmarks