DiRT Showdown is going to be available on the new "Codemasters Racing" label following their announcment last month that they are only going to focus on their racing franchise.

Codemasters launch a Showdown demo today to get racing gamers into the swimg of what to expect from this fast paced derby racing simulator. Lets take a look at the DiRT Showdown system requirements to see if your rig has got what it takes to play DiRT...

DiRT Showdown Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 / Intel Pentium D @ 3.2GHz

RAM: 2 GB

GPU: AMD HD2000 Series / Nvidia 8000 Series

HDD: 15 GB Hard Drive Space

DX: 11

AUDIO: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

OTHER: Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive

DiRT Showdown Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 64 bit

CPU: AMD Bulldozer / Intel Core i7

GPU: AMD HD6000 Series / Nvidia GTX500 Series

DX: 11

RAM: 4GB

Supported Graphics Cards

ATI Radeon HD2000 Series, HD3000 Series, HD4000 Series, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series

Nvidia GeForce 8000 Series, 9000 Series, GTX200 Series, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series.

Thanks goes to our own cham0d for getting this info

Aparently you can access the demo on Steam , although we cant see it there at the moment and the full DiRT Showdown has a release date of May 24th across mainland Europe, May 25th in the UK and ships to stores across North America on May 29th.

One other oddity we noticed is that the game suggests that it has a minimum direct X requirement of DX 11 and yet they also advise us that certain cards that do not have DX11 are acceptable as the minimum requirement.

So drop a message below if you have any further thoughts on this or if you spot the demo available on Steam. As always once you have played the game/demo add your FPS to DiRT Showdown Ratings page.