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DX11-enabled DiRT 2 PC demo released, full version arriving this week

By Jos
Dec 1, 2009
  1. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 982   +31

    While I wasn't planning to buy this game, and still don't, I'll download the demo just to see how DX11 mode looks on my 5750.
     
  2. stolennosferatu

    stolennosferatu TS Rookie

    I'd be excited if i had a 5xxx card. :(. Maybe I'll pick one up as a christmas gift for myself.
     
  3. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    "PC version was delayed to bring full support for DX11 graphics" so... the bigger the number, the longer you have to wait? where is my dx7 version then? ><
     
  4. WakeMO

    WakeMO TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I think I know what my xmas present is going to be. haha. I want a 5770 so bad after taking a look at some rendering pics between dx9, dx10, and dx11. I am amazed by dx11!
     
  5. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    I would love to try out this game with DX11, I just need a graphics card that uses DX11. Hopefully ATI will manage to get their manufacturing sorted so we can actually buy them!
     
  6. Puiu

    Puiu TS Maniac Posts: 1,077   +102

    The more games support dx11 the better for AMD since Nvidia still has nothing and Fermi is months away.
     
  7. freedomthinker

    freedomthinker TS Enthusiast Posts: 140

    Man i hope there are gonna be more DX 11 cards on the market :) Im hoping somewhere next year possible to buy a PC :)
     
  8. Puiu

    Puiu TS Maniac Posts: 1,077   +102

    The difference is big, but games won't be coming out with support for all of dx11's features. Most will only have some of them so when you compare the games in dx11 and dx10 you won't see a very big difference.
    Just check youtube for a good comparison between dx10 and dx11 using Unigine's "Heaven" benchmark.
     
  9. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 117

    I'm still WAITING for nvidia fermi cards... I hope they release them before the end of this year.
     
  10. njmarkham

    njmarkham TS Rookie

    Tested the demo with my 5870 and must say it's very nice, oozes a certain quality I've not seen before not even in Crysis. Crysis looks more like sharp detail, whereas DiRT 2 seems to have a smooth easy feel to it. Very nice, looking forward to the full game, already activated my free version on steam :) bring on the 4th.
     
  11. Fada

    Fada TS Rookie Posts: 34

    Really nice graphics on this one, played the demo for xbox a while back, didnt think much of the actual game itself though!
    WRC is still the best rally game out there!
    RIP Colin.
     
     
  12. swilllx2p

    swilllx2p TS Rookie Posts: 133

    I'm not really a big fan of racing games...although I loved GranTurismo and The 2nd one, Sadly i've yet to have the same fun with a racing game since. The graphics do look great on this though, I may download it just to try it i guess...I'm needing something to hold me over until Battlefield Bad Company 2. If anyone has any demo suggestions lemme know plz!
     
  13. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 84

    I checked out some screenshots, doesn't seem to have too much difference from DX 10. But then again, DX 10 also didn't differ much from DX 9 :/
     
  14. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    It can't be much longer until games are rendered at true realism levels of detail. Where does it go after that?
     
  15. Orionlocke

    Orionlocke TS Rookie Posts: 35

    I'd love to see screens shots of DX 9 and DX 11 side by side to compare. Definitely looking forward to getting a DX11 card but I think I'll wait a bit to see what Nvidia answers with to ATI's 5000 series cards.
    Unfortunately with the 5870's and 5970's out of stock everywhere, I couldn't get a DX 11 card now even if I wanted to!
     
  16. UglyChild

    UglyChild TS Rookie Posts: 34

    I'm honestly not impressed with the game at all. I want Forza 3 on PC.
     
  17. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Will download and do a test XP vs. Vista vs. W7. The best way - test things by yourself.
     
  18. drasho

    drasho TS Rookie Posts: 62

    the game looks good... ill go downlaod the demo right away +P
    would be nice to see a comparison wiht screenshot of dx9 and dx 11
     
  19. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,336   +280

    Physics and material properties.
     
  20. claycc

    claycc TS Rookie Posts: 43

    And hopefully better dinamic atmospheric affects, more advanced lighting, 3d gaming, using the GPU for everyday tasks instead of just for gaming/3d programs - there is plenty of areas for graphics to grow :)
     
  21. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 930   +106

    Played the Demo last night and boy does this game look amazing, I'm able to nearly max it out on a single 8800 GT with 2xMSAA. I say nearly because the sliders wont go any higher on some of the settings. Also I was running it side by side with my friend who was using a 5970 and really when your flying down the dirt road at break neck speeds the game looks the same. And we did a little comparison with similar settings except he was using 8xMSAA and his frame rate was not that much higher, on the built in benchmark he scored 50FPS average and I got 40. Its probably due to the fact that the drivers for the 5970 are still not up to par with the games yet.
     
  22. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    The console versions of this got pretty good reviews, so I'm hoping the PC version is going to turn out well too. I'm totally ready to upgrade my 8800 GT for all these new games, but can't make a decision until I can compare Fermi with the 5800's.
     
  23. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,336   +280

    I ran it on a couple of different setups - ran wonderfully on both and neither had a 5xxx series card in it. Did look really good though even for DX 10.x
     
  24. claycc

    claycc TS Rookie Posts: 43

  25. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Well I will test the demo with an GTX 260 and Vista vs. W7 since they didn't include a DX10 test. Will post back the results.
     
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