Mid-Range NVIDIA GPU Battle: GTX 460 vs. GTX 470

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Dirt 2 - DX11

 Dirt 2
 DX11 Gaming Performance

Dirt 2

Dirt 2 was released in September 2009 and provides a sequel to the original Colin McRae: Dirt racing game. Codemasters delayed the PC version of Dirt 2 so that they could enhance their Ego engine with DirectX 11 effects. Dirt 2 is also a solid benchmark for multi-core processors since DX11 is designed to take advantage of multi-threaded system architectures.

For the most part, Dirt 2 results confirmed our 3DMark Vantage results. The overclocked GTX 470 was faster than the stock HD 5870 using 1920x1080 and 1680x1050 resolutions, but slower at 2560x1600. The MSI Hawk wasn't far behind either, as it beat the HD 6870 in 2 out of the 3 resolutions we tested.

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