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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 the game in order to 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.

We encountered more of the same with our Dirt 2 performance results. The MSI GTX 580 led the pack, followed closely by Zotac's Amp! Edition and Gigabyte's N580UD. The HD 5970 was able to match the 580's performance during the 2560x1600 resolution test, but noticeably trailed in the other two tests.

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