Before we go into the DirectX 11 aspects of the game, let's see how the manufacturers fare on equal footing. The game has no DirectX 10 code path--it's either DirectX 11 or DirectX 9. With DirectX 10 cards like the Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 260 forced to use the DirectX 9 rendering option, let's see if there are any notable differences:
Happily, we can't see any differences. Regardless of whether you're using a Radeon or a GeForce in the DirectX 9 mode, DiRT 2 will deliver the same stunning visuals.
But what about the new Radeon HD 5000-series of cards and their ability to deliver DirectX 11-based visuals?
- Image Quality: GeForce Versus Radeon
- Image Quality: DirectX 11 Enhancements
- Image Quality: DirectX 11 Enhancements, Cont'd.
- Test System And Settings
- Benchmark Results: DirectX 9
- Benchmark Results: DirectX 9 With 4x AA
- Benchmark Results: DirectX 11 Versus DirectX 9
- Benchmark Results: DirectX 11 Versus DirectX 9 And 4x AA
- CPU Benchmarks