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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 Radeons. When running this game with all of its DX11 features and Global Illumination enabled, the Radeon HD 7000 series cards have a clear and decisive advantage over anything NVIDIA has to offer. And once again, we see the additional memory bandwidth afforded by the higher-clocked memory of the ZOTAC card giving it an edge over the other GeForce GTX 660 Ti cards.

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