Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is a racing game that was released in September 2009, and is the sequel to Colin McRae: Dirt. It includes many new race-events, including stadium events as your RV travels from one event to another in many real-world environments across four continents. Dirt 2 includes five different event types even allowing you to compete at new locations. It also includes a new multiplayer mode. Dirt 2 is powered by an updated version of the EGO engine which was featured in Race Driver: Grid. This updated EGO engine also features an updated physics engine.
We are using the Dirt 2 full retail game’s built-in benchmark at the highest “ultra” DX11 setting with 2xAA applied. Here are our results bearing in mind that the GT 220 cannot run the DX11 pathway and delivers less visual detail than the other cards tested:
The Galaxy GT 220 struggles in this game on the DX9 pathway while the GT 430 gets the DiRT 2 checkered flag on the DX11 pathway. The Galaxy GT 430 delivers a playable experience at these settings, especially when it is overclocked.