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VGA performance: Colin McRae DiRT 2 (DX11)

Colin McRae Dirt 2

It was merely a couple of months prior to release when Codemasters announced that they'd be delaying their hotly upcoming and much anticipated title Colin McRae DiRT 2, at that time nobody really understood the dynamic of delaying the PC version -- while Codemasters was already releasing the console version. As it turned out ATI was really keen to see high-profile titles in the Christmas season carrying support for DirectX 11.

Codemasters took advantage of DirectX 11 features to add some more realism to the racing environment. You'll notice an improved representation of water with the help of displacement mapping and other surfaces as well as complex crowd animations which are tessellated for richer detail.

Image Quality setting:

  • Baja Iron Route 1
  • 8x Anti-Aliasing
  • 16x Anisotropic Filtering
  • All settings maxed out

Fairly okay performance you'll agree I guess :) Considering our stringent image quality settings. The game looks really good this way. We advise you to lower AA levels of course. Not an issue whatsoever.

Currently in the chart are most of the DX11 class cards available on the market today, so there you go. We measure with DX11 tessellation activated and 8xAA by the way. Again, remember, this is a ranking chart showing absolute performance compared to many other cards to check out performance scaling.

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