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  • NVidia GeForce GTS 450 Video Card Review
  • NVidia GeForce GTS 450 Video Card Review


    Dirt 2

    Dirt2 is a rally racing game that is huge among the world racing community. The game combines many racing scenarios including dirt and pavement tracks with great physics effects applied to each.

    In terms of technology Dirt2 will run in either DirectX 9, or the new DirectX 11 technology depending on what your video card supports. The DirectX 11 edition adds a few new options to the game such as tessellation and Shader 5.0, among others.
    Testing of Dirt 2 is with all settings turned to Ultra with 8x anti-aliasing and 16X anisotropic Filtering. When looking at these comparisons, please take note that the Radeon HD 5750, 5770 and the GTX 400 series cards are running with DX11 at full settings while the GeForce GTS 250 is running DX9.
    Here comes the real test of the GTS 450 in a full powered DirectX 11 game. The GTS 450 does show that it is mainly geared toward the lower resolutions.  At the highest settings, the game simply destroys the GPU's gaming abilities. Here we get to see how the GTS 450 really falls behind all of the other cards, even the older GTS 250 puts up better numbers.  Then again it is running on DirectX 9.