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Dirt: Showdown Performance

Dirt: Showdown
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Dirt: Showdown

Dirt Showdown is the latest in a string of great racing games from Codemasters. Like is predecessor, 2011's Dirt 3, this game sports impressive visuals with DX11 support. “Ultra” settings for shadow effects, global illumination, tessellation, and post processing elements, like depth of field, are available in the game, 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 enabled at resolutions of 1920x1200 and 2560x1600.


Dirt: Showdown is all about the AMD-powered cards. In this game, even the Radeon HD 7950 is faster than the factory overclocked GeForce GTX 680, when testing the game with all of its options cranked up to their max values. The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition's minimum FPS is better than the GeForce GTX 680's average.

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