Dirt: Showdown is the latest installment in the off-road racing game series Dirt. This article will focus on how this DirectX 11 game performs on current GPUs.
The game was released on 31 May, 2011 and received a lukewarm reception by critics, with a Metacritic score of 72. Gamers were less enthusiastic, awarding an average score of 48. Dirt: Showdown uses DirectX 11 and employs tesselation.
We tested Dirt: Showdown in two resolutions, Full HD (1920x1080) and 3x Full HD (5760x1080). In both resolutions we tested the game with Medium and Ultra settings. The exact settings you can see in the screenshot below. Dirt has a built-in benchmark, which we used.
We used our standard graphics card testing rig: an Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB Corsair DDR3-1600 RAM and an ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard. We used AMD Catalyst version 12.11 and Nvidia GeForce drivers version 310.33.
In this video you can see what the built-in benchmark looks like in Dirt:Showdown, with below it the screenshits with the settings we used.