Dirt Showdown System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Pentium D 840 3.2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3600+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2900 GT or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 15 GB
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 B50
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6750 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 15 GB
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Dirt Showdown Requirements
Dirt Showdown requires a Radeon HD 6750 graphics card with a Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz or Phenom II X4 B50 processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. Minimum RAM requirements are 2 GB system memory. Your graphics card will need to be capable of running DirectX 11.00. To summarise, Dirt Showdown needs around a 11 year old PC to play at recommended settings.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
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8.29
How well optimised is Dirt Showdown for PC? 8
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Where does Dirt Showdown rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Sim , Management , Racing
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Dirt Showdown System Requirements

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2 GB
4 GB
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Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
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11
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15 GB
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Dirt Showdown PC Release Date:

25 May 2012

Alternative Game Tags: dirt off road, dirt show down, dirtshowdown, dirt showdown
Xbox Xbox 360
PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3

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16:20 Jun-05-2012

Can i run this ?

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16:25 Jun-05-2012

Most probably between Med-High settings :)

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15:41 Jun-04-2012

Do i can play the Game on the Highest Settings? I have Win7 64 bit
Thanks :)

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15:51 Jun-04-2012

Most definitely ;) Just don't switch EQAA on, it choked even my HD6970 :D

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15:54 Jun-04-2012

u can run it at high 1080p MSAA 4x but not highest, and u might have disable advance lightning...

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05:35 Jun-20-2012

you maybe need HD 7970 CF to run this with EQAA :lol

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09:08 Jun-04-2012

At what settings can I run it?

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09:11 Jun-04-2012

medium I guess...

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17:08 Jun-03-2012

i bought this game today from my friend legal copy i installed it when i try to launch it show codemaster logo and dirt showdown logo then crAsh to desktop every time my driver direct x all things are up to date...what to do?

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20:52 Jun-03-2012

Sounds like your rig can't draw the graphics since at that point the menu should come up with the game graphics at the background... :(
I'm not quite sure but maybe your GPU just isn't enough for this.

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22:01 Jun-03-2012

i googled the problem many people who bought from steam are also having the same problem i dont know i think my specs could run it on low :/

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23:54 Jun-03-2012

I had no trouble running this from Steam :)

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22:04 Jun-03-2012

Maybe. Even though it says here that a 8600GT is required to play this game and that's 1% better than your current GPU. The problem too might be that this game doesn't support Laptop Integrated Graphics. I had a laptop with an Intel HD graphics 3000 and I couldn't play AC Revelations because of that!

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18:22 Jun-06-2012

hey guys i could now run this on medium the problem was that i later realize was that i have not done openal and direct x from support folder of the disc :D

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17:02 Jun-07-2012

Oh figures :D The Steam version automatically installed all necessary software :)

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03:05 Jun-03-2012

can i run mates?

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04:01 Jun-03-2012

Yes in low settings you can run it.

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17:15 Jun-01-2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c3pTwXRRhU on my rig :)like, coment , if you can subscribe

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16:36 May-31-2012

i am get :
112fps on ultra lowest settings with my res 1280x1024
67fps on medium settings
32fps on high settings
21fps with ultra settings

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16:42 May-31-2012

I suggest you run it on medium for the best experience :D

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17:05 May-31-2012

+1 :)

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18:07 May-31-2012

When that was my case, I would maybe choose to improve the graphics until I reach 50 FPS.... ;) What's your increase of happiness from 67 to 112 FPS (excluding the fact graphics are much worse....)? ;) Btw: what's your screen's max. refresh rate? >75FPS (without V-sync) means tearing (without D3DOverrider) in my case --> 75Hz refresh rate!

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18:28 May-31-2012

Maybe. But a smooth gameplay wud be guaranteed. There's a noticeable difference between 37fps n 67fps. Wats d point of making a game 'look' better if u cant 'run' better? ;)

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18:31 May-31-2012

Yeah, 67 FPS is great, I wouldn't go for 37 FPS either ;) For me, it's still frame rate > graphics...but 50 FPS is very acceptable for me :)

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18:35 May-31-2012

Me too. Surely der's no difference our naked eyes can spot anyway ;)

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18:39 May-31-2012

Try to guess your frame rate without Fraps and then turn Fraps on, are we right about it most of the times? ;)

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18:43 May-31-2012

I dont use Fraps. D reason i didnt post any fps for any of my games :) maybe dat'l be nice to check out...i'l surely do it :)

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18:48 May-31-2012

You should try this awesome prog; you can also make screenshots and for example add them to the 'screenshots' section on a certain game page here on GD ;) Or of course, make a nice vid :)

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18:52 May-31-2012

It always causes problems wen i run it.......but let me install it again n check it out :)

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19:02 May-31-2012

Hmm, never had problems with it......try (the latest version) again :)

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20:17 May-31-2012

the fps test i am get in game benchmark , on high settings i get 32-40fps , runs not smoothly , i think its very optimized for my video card and more THE GAME AWESOME !!!!!!!!

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22:20 May-31-2012

I think you should get more fps because your GPU is %21 better than mine according to GD and your CPU is %20 overclocked, because I get constant 54-66 fps on 1280x1024 at high details with 4x msaa, I wonder why really.

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08:13 Jun-01-2012

I set aa x16

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12:55 Jun-01-2012

Thats why then :)

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08:27 May-31-2012

I loved dirt 2 and 3 the, rally, trail blazer and all the other cool race formats i think they have actually make dirt showdown worse then 2 and 3 as a result of the lack of different types of races. I am not sure if they will keep doing this type of thing in the future, i hope not so because it really makes the game boring after about 30 min. I think they just turned dirt into a demolition derby instead of actual racing.

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15:03 May-31-2012

I agree, DiRT, DiRT 2 and DiRT 3 is too good to be smashed down to this level... The graphics and car damage in this game is amazing though :)

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20:04 May-31-2012

I think that was intentional and maybe we'll get DiRT 4 in the future ;)

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08:25 Jun-01-2012

I hope you are right bro.

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19:46 May-26-2012

can i run it says, i can run this game med-high setting at 1280x1024res.
i'm confused here,is it really possible?BTW the res i'll be using is1360x768.

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22:44 May-26-2012

Yeah, that could be right, but I would suggest that you lower down the settings for the max fps, since that's what matter most in racing games :D

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22:00 May-25-2012

is it worth buying? anyone who played full game it tell me?
well i already played demo it looks ok to me.

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22:51 May-25-2012

Critics didn't seem to like this game very much. I would do some research first if I were you.

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06:03 May-26-2012

I heard Teromarsu(administrator) is coming up with it's review shortly. I suggest u read dat just to sure like Charlie said :)

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06:50 May-26-2012

The review is in.

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07:36 May-30-2012

You can read it here ;)

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18:13 May-25-2012

Hi, how come The minimum is Dx11 and yet it supports Nvidia 8000 Series!!! that doesn't make much sense to me :-\ anyways can I run it on medium setting with my rig? thnx!

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01:30 May-26-2012

I run this game at 63 fps with everything high 4xaa with only shadows on medium,so I am sure you can play it on medium-high with your resolution,just reduce shadows and turn off aa if you wont like the fps.

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13:17 May-23-2012

full release on DX9.........any one knows abt this?

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13:26 May-23-2012

Well it does say 'Minimum DX11' on the official requirements so I doubt it :(

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19:11 May-23-2012

I wouldn't say it will have DX9 support either.....but I'm already impressed enough and eventually will upgrade my OS ;)

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20:33 May-23-2012

I didn't like this game so much, maybe because I only look at the name of the game and don't feel comfortable with the name, since it's not DiRT... Feels more like Flatout or something :/

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22:55 May-23-2012

Same with me and Fallout 3/New Vegas :D They are good games but NOT Fallout :D

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15:43 May-24-2012

Yeah, Fallout 3 was amazing! Fallout New Vegas didn't feel the same, for some reason :P

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15:52 May-24-2012

Have you played Fallout 1 or 2?

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16:05 May-24-2012

No, should I do that? :D

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16:06 May-24-2012

If you like Fallout 3, you'll absolutely love Fallout 2 ;)

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22:57 May-23-2012

Hold on, Mark ;) I'm going to review this game so just wait and see what I have to say about it :D I'm trying to get the review done by the end of tomorrow :)

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23:17 May-23-2012

Hmm, sad reactions.... I'm looking forward to your review ;) Going to write, based on the demo?

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23:18 May-23-2012

No, I have the game downloading as we speak ;)
EDIT: From Steam, guys! I'm the last person to support piracy! :D

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23:43 May-23-2012

Ok, cool and respect :) I hope you can at least say something great about the graphics(/system requiremens rate)....Codemasters are really great with that and since you will be able to play on ultra advanced DX11 graphics with a nice frame rate ;) Btw: you're going to use your racing wheel? Wondering how well it supports yours ;) I'll see tomorrow!

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23:51 May-23-2012

As I said some time ago, my beautiful and precious wife broke it :( It still works but it's pretty hard to play with it... I think I'll just see if the game works with it ;) But I'm going to test my (very cheap) gamepad to see if it supports any other gamepads then the Xbox 360 one :D I try to get every angle on it since it'll be my first GD review of a racing game (GT5 doesn't count, that was all me) :D

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00:16 May-24-2012

Ok, I must have missed that or it went out of my short term memory :P Does it also feel like the wheel isn't calibrated anymore? :/ Nice you try to write about every facet of the game, unfortunately I am not interested in gamepads, but others will be :D Good luck!

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00:40 May-24-2012

No, she just broke the bracket that keeps it on the table :D :D No big deal but my Driving Force Pro really isn't meant to be used on the lap (and I don't understand the wheels that are)...

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18:42 May-24-2012

No big deal, but neither comfortable :D And yeah, in general I wouldn't say a racing wheel combines well with a laptop :/

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08:11 May-24-2012

ok lol!!!!

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16:09 May-24-2012

Sorry I had to make a new thread Tero :D But how much does it cost on steam? (if it's even available on steam) :D

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16:17 May-24-2012

It's 9.99€ but you'll get it cheaper from GOG.com, a little under 5€ ;)

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16:22 May-24-2012

How's the camera? Is it good? And is the controls like in Diablo or anything? :D But anyway, thanks for the tip! :D

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17:44 May-24-2012

Read my review of it ;)

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18:46 May-24-2012

Wow, fisnished it already? I'm going to read it know :D

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18:48 May-24-2012

Oops, thought your were talking about Dirt: Showdown, just Fallout 2 :P

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20:53 May-24-2012

Yeah a bit off-topic :D Still 1 hour to go on the download (my connection sucks) and I'll start reviewing it ;)

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18:44 May-24-2012

At least your new graphics cards can process these dirty graphics, right swekleskflisk? ;)

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19:38 May-24-2012

Exactly ;)

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23:46 May-24-2012

You just need to intall something like 2 GB's of more RAM on your mobo and you're all great ;)

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23:48 May-24-2012

Ok nice! :) Damn, I feel for you TM, max. 125kB download speed? :/

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07:37 May-30-2012

Yeah, sometimes it doubles to around 230 during the nights... :(

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19:38 May-22-2012

I played the demo on ultra low and got +/- 60 fps. I could play on higher settings with 30 fps, but my laptop already went superhot (70 degrees). Is that normal and should I risk to raise my settings?

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23:43 May-22-2012

Hey man, nice system and not bad results! :) Unfortunately in most 'laptop cases' the RAM and CPU can 'do' much more than the GPU (outbalanced...)! But about your question: It's a fact the Tjunction of your CPU is 100C (max. core temp before shutdown = way too hot), your Tcase should be around 95C = danger limit <--> GPU: by intuition I would say you shouldn't worry until your GPU reach more than 80C! Due to airflow and cooling possibilities, laptop hardware is made to survive such 'hot weather' :D So I would say you should be doing fine and wouldn't call 70C superhot. Depending on YOUR acceptable frame rate, you can safely go for better graphics ;) Btw: 70C on what settings?

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00:52 May-23-2012

Agreed, laptops are usually designed in a way that they won't 'overheat' with 100% load ;) Unless it's full of dust and/or kept next to the oven :D

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10:36 May-23-2012

Nice additions TM ;) This should be enough for Zipoli :)

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19:23 May-23-2012

Thx guys! I raised my settings to medium and it runs now at 35 fps and 80 degrees.

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20:14 May-23-2012

No problem :)

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20:22 May-23-2012

Your welcome! :) Where do you live actually? In your case, what would be the (core temp.) difference between playing in the basement and in open air? :D Maybe sunlight absorption on 'black'? ;)

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20:26 May-23-2012

Don't we all play with our rigs in dusty basements? :D :D

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20:31 May-23-2012

When there's space enough, I take the fridge, otherwise the freezer (but haven't got the right hand gloves for -30C, damn...) :D

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22:58 May-23-2012

:D :D

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20:22 May-19-2012

with my rig i got 35-40 fps on high settings 1280X700. Hm... i'm satisfied )
but one question, i will be able to force dx9 ?

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21:11 May-19-2012

This game requires DX10 or 11, or what do you mean?

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19:46 May-20-2012

I doubt you'll be able to 'fool' the game in thinking you have higher DX than you really have :D

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20:20 May-20-2012

or OverdirectX your card :D :D :D

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21:41 May-20-2012

:D :D

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21:43 May-20-2012

:-D

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00:25 May-21-2012

Cham0d's OverdirectX© :D

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00:29 May-21-2012

Aha, forgot to put the '©' before. :D

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00:56 May-21-2012

At least it looks nice and it's better to have one, but it's not needed to claim it's your idea/work, not a requirement for copyright ;D

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19:07 May-19-2012

Downloading the demo right now :D Looks promising :)

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21:10 May-19-2012

Tried it, and it runs smoothly on 60fps on ultra :D

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19:47 May-20-2012

I tried the demo on PS3 and didn't like it :( Maybe I'll give the PC demo a go to see if it's any different :)

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20:18 May-20-2012

No, I didn't like it as much as I liked DiRT 3 and DiRT 2, but a OK game, I guess... Not sure if I will buy it though :)

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08:43 May-19-2012

Can I run this game?

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08:55 May-19-2012

Yes, since your GPU is very good, this game should run on medium-high settings :D Nice rig btw :D

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09:12 May-19-2012

N perfect resolution :p

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10:09 May-19-2012

pullin his leg??? or do u mean it? no offense bud....
Maybe I can run it on mid..with that res and low shadows..cause I dont know why but shadows appear like crap in every game I have (I am not talking about games like Mario or smth like that)..maybe because of the res...???

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10:11 May-19-2012

He can easily get dis to play at High settings Bcoz of his Res. Higher even but dat doesnt matter :p

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10:12 May-19-2012

DAMN face palm I cant run dirt showdown cause....never mind...now I really need to upgrade my pc

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10:13 May-19-2012

DAT..u do :)

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10:15 May-19-2012

I am starting to hate games that dont support dx9 even if the get a 11/10...

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10:17 May-19-2012

Technology, my friend.

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22:21 May-17-2012

I played demo and i got 40-55fps on high setting but on ultra i got 20-35fps. Is that good?

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22:41 May-17-2012

That's very good :)

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22:58 May-17-2012

It is indeed :)

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00:29 May-18-2012

But i was expected at least 60fps :)

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00:30 May-18-2012

on high or max? ;)

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00:33 May-18-2012

Oh high at least 60fps and on ultra at least 40fps, or I jusz have too big expectations

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00:48 May-18-2012

Well, considering your screen resolution, which is 1080p HD that would be the best FPS that you can get, if you had a lower resolution screen or decreased the screen resolution a bit, you should be able to get more FPS. ;)

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08:56 May-19-2012

You have a desktop CPU with a laptop GPU? Are you sure that you don't have the none laptop 7870?

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12:41 May-19-2012

Nice spot ;)

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00:13 May-21-2012

I chose the wrong GPU. Of course I have desktop 7870 :)

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00:15 May-21-2012

Now it looks perfect :)

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21:02 May-13-2012

Well, on demo , high settings , dx9 , i got 30-35 fps , 1440X900 . I am satisfied

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21:10 May-13-2012

That's not to shabby :D

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04:29 May-14-2012

*too :p

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21:03 May-11-2012

Do you think I'll be able to play it on high settings with this rig? I saw some trailers and played games of the same type... Its like Flatout 2 with Motorstorm Graphics. Played Demo on PS3 and felt like it was Motorstorm...

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21:27 May-11-2012

Well, I don't think it's going to be run smooth on high settings :(

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08:44 May-14-2012

medium will do it.

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17:03 May-11-2012

my system my gfx support dx 11 or not please tell me?

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17:21 May-11-2012

Succesfull: both your OS and GFX offer the support ;) Change 'DX10' to 'DX11' in your profile ;)

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07:30 May-12-2012

ok thanks dude i was wondering that iAm getting - sign on dx 11 then i realize in my registry i put dx 10 thanks :)

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16:37 May-12-2012

Ok, no problem dude :)

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