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 GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470 SOC graphics card made short work of all of the ATI graphics cards, and was able to edge out the EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Hydro Copper FTW by nearly 5% at 1920×1080!