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XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review
|Date:||Tue, May 25, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Austin Hamann -|
Colin McRae: DiRT 2
Colin McRae's Dirt 2 features five racing disciplines, all of which are playable offline and online. In addition, three 'special modes' are included. Dirt 2 runs on an updated version of the EGO engine, which powered Codemasters' Race Driver: GRiD as well. The engine most notably features an updated physics engine, which models realistic weight transfer during turning maneuvers, allowing the player to incorporate advanced driving techniques such as the Scandinavian Flick.
At both resolutions settings were cranked to Ultra with the exception of Post Process (where medium denotes DX10, and high denotes DX11) and multisampling was left at 8x MSAA.
CMR DiRT 2 is a wonderfully optimized game with stellar graphics quality, all cards performed very well, including the out-classed GeForce GT 240. It appears that the game practically maxes out around 70fps since the GTS 250 was so close to the GTX 260 at both resolutions so not much can be said here.
When in DirectX 11 (Post-Processing: High), the individual cards dropped by about 10fps while the mix crossfire remained right around 70. I am beginning to notice a trend of the mix crossfire being significantly better at higher resolutions.
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Page 1 - XFX Radeon HD 5770
Page 2 - Retail Box & Bundle
Page 3 - A Closer Look
Page 4 - Test System
Page 5 - Shattered Horizon
Page 6 - Colin McRae: DiRT 2
Page 7 - Metro 2033
Page 8 - FurMark v1.8.2
Page 9 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 10 - NVIDIA Island Tessellation Demo
Page 11 - Unigine Heaven 2.0
Page 12 - XFX 5770 Overclocking
Page 13 - Temperatures & Power Consumption
Page 14 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions