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Dirt 3 Performance

Dirt 3
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Dirt 3

Dirt 3 is the latest in a string of great racing games from Codemasters. Like is predecessor, 2009's Dirt 2, this game sports impressive visuals with DX11 support. “Ultra” settings for shadow effects, tessellation, and post processing elements, like depth of field, then become available to the gamer, and in turn, crank up the workload on the graphics subsystem. The game engine also makes use of multi-core processors for higher performance on top-end systems. We tested the game configured with its Ultra graphics options with 4X anti-aliasing at resolutions with of 1920x1200 and 2560x1600.

Dirt 3 proved to be somewhat of a weak point for the Radeon HD 7800 series cards. The Radeon HD 7870 trailed the GeForce GTX 570 here, while the Radeon HD 7850 trailed the GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

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