Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 1280MB SOC Review (Page 7 of 13)

Page 7 - Benchmark: Colin McRae: DiRT 2

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is a very popular game for benchmarking -- you will be hard pressed to find a review site that does not use this game in their video cards reviews. So we are no different. Despite being released over a year ago on December 1, 2009, DiRT 2 is one of the first games to make use of DirectX 11 using Codemaster's EGO engine. DiRT 2 also has an excellent in-game benchmarking function that actually reflects real life performance quite well, so we decided to give it a shot to obtain our standardized results. Once again, at 1920x1200 and everything maxed out, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 1280MB SOC's AA/AF performance scaling characteristics resembles Call of Duty: Black Ops than that of Battlefield: Bad Company 2. We started out with the GTX 570 having a considerable lead against the midrange AMD Radeon cards, but the difference became smaller when AA and AF was increased. As far as the difference between a stock GTX 570 and Gigabyte's GTX 570 SOC is concerned, the margin is about 5-7fps, as shown in our graphs above.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Specifications, Bundle
2. NVIDIA GTX 570 Architecture
3. A Closer Look, Test System
4. Benchmark: 3DMark 11
5. Benchmark: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
6. Benchmark: Call of Duty: Black Ops
7. Benchmark: Colin McRae: DiRT 2
8. Benchmark: Far Cry 2
9. Benchmark: Just Cause 2
10. Benchmark: Metro 2033
11. Benchmark: Unigine: Heaven v2.5
12. Power Usage, Temperature, Noise
13. Overclocking and Conclusion