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DiRT 3

Dirt 3 PC Game

Dirt 3 (stylized DiRT 3) is a rallying video game and the third in the Dirt series of the Colin McRae Rally series, developed and published by Codemasters. However, the “Colin McRae” tag has been completely removed from this iteration. The game was released in Europe and North America on the 24 May 2011.

Dirt 3 Game Settings

Dirt 3 Game Settings

Dirt3 uses Ego 2.0 Game Technology Engine (more commonly referred to as Ego Engine or EGO, stylised ego), which is a video game engine developed by Codemasters. Ego is a modified version of the Neon game engine that was used in Colin McRae: Dirt and was developed by Codemasters and Sony Computer Entertainment using Sony Computer Entertainment’s PhyreEngine cross-platform graphics engine. The Ego engine was developed to render more detailed damage and physics as well as render large-scale environments.

Dirt 3 PC Game Benchmark Results
Benchmark Results: With the image quality set to the maximum and 8x anti aliasing there was only 3 frames per second between the top two single GPU graphics cards in DiRT 3 at 1280×1024. The three frames per second difference was lead by the AMD Radeon HD 7970 which is 2.9% faster than the EVGA Classified. Running the DiRT3 benchmark at 1920×1080 the margin grows to nearly 6 frames per second which is a solid difference of 7.4%

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