DiRT 3 – Single Card

DiRT 3 (DirectX 11)


 

A continuation of the Colin McRae series, but without his name, DiRT 3 is one of the top racing games in the world and offers stunning imagery along with support for features of DirectX 11. 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Performance Review and Frame Rating Update - Graphics Cards  1

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Our settings for DiRT 3

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In the lower 1920×1080 testing we see that the GTX TITAN is actually running on par with the GTX 690 and about 30% faster than the GTX 680.  Look at our frametime graph though – see a big problem?  The GTX 690 absolutely exploded on individual frame rate results going anywhere from under 2 ms (a frame rate of 500 FPS!) to over 15 ms (66 FPS).  This exactly why new and unique ways of monitoring performance are important.  While the average FPS of the GTX 690 and GTX TITAN are close, the experiences clearly weigh in favor of the TITAN.

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As we jump up the resolution you'll find the GTX 690 comes out ahead a bit more over the GTX TITAN and the frame rate variance has come down considerably.  It's likely that we are seeing less of a CPU bottleneck on the system as whole at this level and thus the GPU is no longer stalling and waiting.

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