Colin McRae Dirt 2 VGA Graphics performance review

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Monitor resolution 2560x1600 | 1920x1200 DirectX 9 - 8xMSAA

Monitor resolution 2560x1600 DirectX 9 - 8xMSAA

Time to show you some performance results. We start at the top of our test resolution, 2560x1600 which is GPU limited and then move onwards up-to 1280x1024 which is more CPU limited.

First off the results measured in DirectX 9 where we can compare with the competitors cards.

Image Quality setting:

  • 8x Anti-Aliasing
  • 16x Anisotropic Filtering
  • All settings maxed out

The monitor resolution 2560x1600 is always the best resolution to check out RAW GPU performance of high end graphics cards. But make no mistake in DX9 even a 130 USD Radeon HD 5770 is apparently enough to play the game.


Monitor resolution 1920x1200 - DirectX 9 - 8xMSAA

Image Quality setting:

  • 4x Anti-Aliasing
  • 16x Anisotropic Filtering
  • All settings maxed out

The 1920x1200 resolution is a little more down to earth really. Look at that outdated GeForce 9800GTX+ (= renamed to GeForce GTS 250 nowadays) go, it couldn't shine in 2560x1600 because it was a memory limited with 512MB. Look at the Radeon HD 5970 flex is muscle power btw --  damn !

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