Well lets be frank. When anyone claims they run the game 'maxed out' that implies that they are running the game at their native resolution for their monitor and that every visual in game settings in the game menu is turned on and or set to the maximum setting. I never use anything over 2xAA because at 1920x1080 I don't see the need to but that also means I don't play the game maxed out. Back on topic; this game looks awesome! And Metro 2033 actually plays on my PC now with most visual settings maxed out. Back when the game released I was running a single 4870 which couldn't hardly run the game at all and when I upgraded to two 4870's the game was still not playable at higher quality settings. I had given up on the game because I refuse to play any games at medium settings but now my single 6970 runs the game pretty well with the graphic settings I've chosen. Looks way good too!