Now I’m gonna test Metro 2033 in all Direct X versions: 9, 10 and 11 with 1, 2, 3 and 4 cores to see how much CPU power it needs to deliver the best performance.
We should see lower CPU usages in Direct X 11 and Direct X 10 than in Direct X 9.
Here are the CPU usages across all test
Direct X 9
Direct X 10
Direct X 11
As I expected, CPU usage is lower in Direct X 11 and Direct X 10 than in Direct X 9.
For the best performance with Metro 2033 on the highest settings your PC should have a x3 CPU for DX9 and DX10 and a Dual Core for DX11. On the other hand you’ll need a more powerful GPU for Direct X 11 than for Direct X 10 or Direct X 9.
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