DX11: DiRT 2
DiRT 2 (DirectX 11)
DiRT 2 is a great rally and off-road racing game that was released on all the major consoles as well as the PC just this past winter. DiRT 2 was the first major PC title to implement DirectX 11 features and image quality enhancements and thus makes a great choice for one of our first NVIDIA versus AMD DX11 comparisons.
DiRT 2 Test Settings
In this game we see the Radeon HD 5850 take a lead for the first time; by as much as 25% or so at the 2560×1600 resolution. The GTX 470 actually almost falls behind the AMD card there. The SLI results are somewhat wonky as you can see in our time-based graphs as there are sudden dips that look like one of the GPUs just stops producing results. We are working with NVIDIA on it and hopefully should have an answer by the time we do our next write up.