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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.
It does kill me how some companies talk about supported features that end up trickling down to the lowest end cards. In the true scheme of things like Dirt 2 the card is way under powered in order to us any of these new awesome technologies.