Introducing the GTX 570 – the GTX 480’s Performance at $349
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 built-in benchmark at the highest “ultra” DX11 setting with 8xAA applied. First we test at 2560×1600: The GTX 580 pulls ahead and passes the second place GTX 570 and third place GTX 480 in a not so tight race. What about 1920×1200? The GTX 580 gets the DiRT 2 checkered flag on the DX11 pathway as the GTXes pull further away from the Radeons at 1920×1200. However, even the lowest priced $240 HD 6870 can play this game satisfactorily at the highest resolutions and we see the GTX 570 pull ahead of the GTX 480.