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: At the low resolutions the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC with the Intel Core I7 970 overclocked to 3.84GHz easily takes the win in Colin McRae: DiRT2. Though it is safe to say that all of the processors combined with the pair of Palit GeForce GTX 460’s make a very playable system.