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Dirt 2 Mini review

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  1. crazyeyesreaper

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    Still in progress getting results as i type this out bit by bit so stay tuned

    all settings tested are DX 11 as in ultra preset with 8xAA at 1680x1050
    all setting tested as DX10 are in High Preset with 8xAA at 1680x1050

    Dx11 quick screen grabs at the view vehicles menu
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    Catalyst 9.11 whql drivers
    Crossfire DX11 28fps min 38fps avg
    Single card DX11 26fps min 36fps avg

    Catalyst 9.11 whql driver
    Crossfire DX10 46fps min 58fps avg
    Single card DX10 44fps min 57fps avg

    Catalyst 9.11 hotfix driver
    Crossfire DX11 42fps min 58fps avg
    single card DX11 29fps min 44fps avg

    Catalyst 9.11 hotfix driver
    Crossfire DX10 53fps min 77fps avg
    single card DX10 38fps min 61fps avg

    alright with in game cockpit u can expect to take on average an 8fps hit from cockpit view compared to the benchmark which gives fairly consistent scores that are extremely accurate when compared to game play

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    Alright now As far as racing games go i have to say Dirt2 is nothing more then an expansion of Grid thats it Graphics are nice but the only difference here is some tessellated water as far as gameplay its fun just like grid was fun just it dosent have the hardcore feel the older Colin games had. I guess all i can say is i seriously expected more gameplay is shallow controller support is shoddy just as it was with Grid all i really see here is what should a be a $20 expansion onto Grid theres no reason to pay retail for this game wait for it to hit bargin bin or get free with ur GPU eitherway in my honest opinion its a shiny rehash of Dirt1 with a Grid feel when gaming i dont feel like im in that trophy truck it feels more like an ATV from the older PS2 games.

    Fun Factor 8/10 what can i say crashing is still a blast but defeats the purpose
    Graphics 6/10 nothing ground breaking its a console port to be blunt
    Control 3/10 horrible controls they need to revamp there controller selection saitek P990 while old should work here no issue as its accepted by every other game i own except codemasters games
    Overall 7/10 it makes the grade but barely leaves alot of room for improvement and that improvement is desperetly needed this is a rent it for PS3 / 360 beat it toss it game even with 2 free copies im not longer even intrested at this point
     
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    im getting 2 it running it out of box right now as crossfire dosent work i might as well get the single card scores out of the way right? before i get into the real fun XD
     
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    I'm pretty sure the hotfix improves performance for one card as well. They are standalone drivers really, so the previous drivers need to be uninstalled.
     
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    well ill i already finished DX 10 and 11 with stock clocks with single card basically so ill update drivers in a few minutes and rerun the benchmarks again to confrim i got the same issue as you tho cant get FRAPS to work it flat out refuses to
     
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    Yeah, I got the FRAPS thing too. You need to get the latest version. http://www.fraps.com/download.php
     
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    got it will rerun again soon need to do some optimization to my pc ie turn off shit that dosent need to be on XD
     
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    only demo available?
     
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    yea only the demo games not out till Dec 4th last i checked on steam
     
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    When I saw the title, I was expecting a review of the game not benchmarks :)

    BTW - how is the game (based on the demo)?
     
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    games fun fluid and im having a ball

    and the benchmarks are just to test DX10 vs DX11 with crossfire on and off etc etc

    ill do play testing in a bit its a mini review and its a work in progress lol not atking here but im not paid to do this but im doing crossfire on and off and soon ill re overclock and do cpu overclock scaling with singe and crossfire to see how cpu usage effects dirt 2 i just need some time XD

    also now that i have fraps working properly i can get proper screenshots uploaded soon as well i honestly saw NO difference between DX10 high and DX11 ultra aka tessalation etc at least in the benchmark hopefully in game as i test further it will become a different story. but so far DX11 in this game is non existant a few paltry features like say a flag waving sorry im to busy not crashing to look at a flag and admire it lol
     
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    Flags waving MAKE all the difference :laugh:
     
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    haha thats what i thought too,, jumped up and ran to video card box where dirt2 coupon was and activated it on steam gulp
     
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    where you get the demo?
     
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    game looks good, camera is shaky
     
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    It is too bad that DX11 cannot save what a terrible disgrace this game is to Rally racing and Colin McRae's name.
     
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    alright new drivers are installed and all background junk disabled next round of testing will be Crossfire DX11 ;) lets see what happens shall we?
     
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    download at tpu downloads soon
     
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    game suffers from terrible TERRIBLE stutter butter smooth frame rates yet theres literally half sec pauses all over the place unacceptable at least in DX11 mode testing DX10 mode shortly

    also the demo does not support my Saitek P990 pad go figure it just keeps getting better XD
     
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    there base results are up now on to ingame testing with the cockpit view the most demanding aspect of the game
     
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    I haven't gotten any stuttering. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7rBsN1UZPg

    To try and fix it, try reinstalling your video drivers using this method: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=52502
     
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    Anyone want to post up 2 of the same screens, one in DX11 and one in DX10, heck even another in DX9, would be nice to see a real high res, like 1920x1080/1920x1200 or something so we can enlarge and try to spot the differences.
     
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    There is no option for DX11/DX10/DX9. We need to figure out what options when turned to 'Ultra', make it DX11.
     
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    it looks amazing and i cant wait to get it but one thing i must say im dissapointed in is DX11 :( in all honesty and maybe its my lack of understanding what the diffirences actually are...but GRID looks just like that on my PC. so im confused as to what is supposed to look diffirent. though i will probably need to see more shots of the game to tell. *sigh* nothin ever looks as good as the DX show off demos microsoft makes right?
     

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