Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is one of the most anticipated racing games of the year and will take full advantage of DirectX 11, adding realism to the racing environment. The game also will have hardware tessellation that is said to improve the appearance of water and other surfaces, as well as crowd animations. Utilizing the EGO Engine, DiRT 2 should raise the bar for PC gaming and is a definite must-have for PC gamers as it will have cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in Race Driver: GRID. To test I use the high presets with no AA.
Benchmark Results: The EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Hydro Copper FTW was 20% faster at 1920×1080 and nearly 22% faster when running at 1280×1024 than the flagship single GPU from ATI, the HIS Radeon HD 5870.