Dirt Rally – Competitive

Dirt Rally (DirectX 11)


DiRT Rally is the most authentic, challenging and thrilling rally game ever made, road-tested over 80 million miles by the DiRT community. It captures the essence of what makes rally unique like no other game: that white knuckle feeling of racing on the edge; trying to remain in control of your emotions as you hurtle along dangerous, undulating roads at breakneck speed, aiming to squeeze everything out of your car whilst knowing that one crash could irreparably harm your stage time.

It’s the ultimate test of a driver’s skill, and the ultimate in high risk, high reward gameplay.

The GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Review - Graphics Cards  1

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Settings used for Dirt Rally

Even at our lower tested resolution the GeForce GTX 1070 has a strong first showing, besting both the GTX 970 and GTX 980 by 60% and 31% respectively. Only the R9 390X has a competitive result, coming in just 9% slower. 

At 2560×1440 the performance advantages of the GTX 1070 maintain or increase when compared to Maxwell-based cards as well as the Radeon R9 390X.

GeForce GTX 1070 8GB, Average FPS Comparisons, Dirt Rally
  GTX 980 GTX 970 R9 Nano R9 390X
1920×1080 +31% +60% +28% +9%
2560×1440 +42% +59% +21% +22%

This table presents the above data in a more basic way, focusing only on the average FPS, so keep that in mind. The GTX 970, which the GTX 1070 is replacing, is just overcome with the performance of Pascal, falling behind by 60% at both tested resolutions. Even the GTX 980, another level higher on the stack from the previous generation, is 31-42% slower. The only competitive option AMD has is the R9 390X and even then, only at 1920×1080.

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