DiRT: Showdown

Racing to the front of our benchmark suite is our racing benchmark, DiRT: Showdown. DiRT: Showdown is based on the latest iteration of Codemasters’ EGO engine, which has continually evolved over the years to add more advanced rendering features. It was one of the first games to implement tessellation, and also one of the first games to implement a DirectCompute based forward-rendering compatible lighting system. At the same time as Codemasters is by far the most prevalent PC racing developers, it’s also a good proxy for some of the other racing games on the market like F1 and GRID.

DiRT: Showdown - 1920x1080 - Ultra Quality + 4x MSAA + Adv. Lighting

DiRT: Showdown - 1920x1080 - Ultra Quality + 4xMSAA

DiRT: Showdown - 1920x1080 - Ultra Quality

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  • Oxford Guy - Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - link

    It's absolutely ridiculous to release a 1 GB card today when even games like Skyrim need 2 GB at 1080p. Reply
  • Arnulf - Friday, March 22, 2013 - link

    Regarding noise measurement: weighing scale used for absolute measurements may be the "A" scale, but a card is not certain number of dB(A) louder than another card, it is certain number of dB louder (3 dB more would be twice as loud as far as sound pressure level is concerned, measured under same conditions and with same weighing), since your weighing scale used to take absolute measurements is the same.

    This refers to all your statements along the lines of "... but over 3 dB(A) louder ..." etc.
    Reply
  • warezme - Friday, March 22, 2013 - link

    Middle of the road filler products are so boring. They are usually a mishmash of memory from here, GPU features from there, all so confusing and boring. Just release a full line of new core and memory features, age down your older products according to how they perform compared to the new and be done with it. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Friday, March 22, 2013 - link

    I disagree. This is a compelling midrange card. Reply
  • Spunjji - Friday, March 22, 2013 - link

    Good for you. Many of us disagree and this card has an obvious place in their line-up. Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Sunday, March 24, 2013 - link

    Oh did you take a survey, or are you speaking for all amd fanboys just because ? Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Sunday, March 24, 2013 - link

    Hey a least it isn't a THREE GNERATION IN A ROW CLONE !
    HAHAHAHA
    Like the 5770.
    Reply
  • Shadowmaster625 - Friday, March 22, 2013 - link

    Is there any actual evidence to support the conclusion that 1GB is not enough for 1080p? Given the choice between more compute units or more RAM, I would take more compute units. Reply
  • Spunjji - Friday, March 22, 2013 - link

    Right now I believe there would not be. What people are anticipating is an inflation in the size of game assets spurred on by the next generation of consoles. Some people want to keep these things for a few years so it's a legitimate concern for a change! Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Sunday, March 24, 2013 - link

    LOLOLOLOL
    Wow how fanboys change from just prior releases with 2GB or 3GB amd crapcards - then it was an ABSOLUTE WIN according to you - necessary and "future proof!" especially for "skyrim mods !"
    LOL
    You're a good laugh.
    Reply

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