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AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB Reference Video Card Review - Benchmarks - Dirt 3

We look at the big brother to the new AMD Radeon HD 7800 series, the HD 7870, and see if it can impress like the smaller HD 7850.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 5, 2012 5:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: AMD

Dirt 3

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

Timedemo or Level Used: Built in Benchmark

Developer Homepage: http://www.codemasters.com/

Product Homepage: http://www.dirt3game.com/

 

 

DiRT 3 boasts more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series, including over 50 rally cars representing the very best from five decades of the sport. With more than double the track content of 2009's hit, DiRT 3 will see players start at the top as a professional driver, with a top-flight career in competitive off-road racing complimented by the opportunity to express themselves in Gymkhana-style showpiece driving events.

 

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Checking out Dirt 3 performance we continue to see this trend where the HD 7850 falls a little shy of that 60 FPS mark at 1920 x 1200 while the HD 7870 manages to jump past it with ease.

 

Moving to 2560 x 1600 also sees some nice gains, but with a 48 FPS average, we're still a bit too far away from where we'd want to be for a smooth gaming experience.

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