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Dirt: Showdown

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Dirt: Showdown is a video game published and developed by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It was released in May 2012 in Europe and in June in North America. It is part of the Colin McRae Rally game series.

Dirt Showdown Settings
Dirt Showdown Settings

Dirt: Showdown removes several of the gameplay modes featured Dirt 3, and introduces new ones. Gameplay modes can be classified as Racing, Demolition, Hoonigan or Party. We ran the built in Benchmark at Ultra settings to get a true feel of what this engine has to offer!

It is very important to note that Global Illumination and Advanced Lighting have massive performance penalties when enabled, something not seen in other titles in the Dirt series. We disabled this setting.


Benchmark Results: In Dirt Showdown saw a major performance difference between the two mobile GPU solutions. The AMD Radeon HD 7690M averaged 16.7 FPS and the AMD Radeon HD 8790M averaged 31.7 FPS.  This benchmark has the AMD Radeon HD 8790M being nearly 90% faster than the AMD Radeon HD 7690M!

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