Product: ATi Radeon HD4850
Company: AMD
Authour: Alex 'Morgoth Bauglir' Voicu
Editor: Charles 'Lupine' Oliver
Date: June 26th, 2008
Colin McRae's DIRT & Conclusion

Version used: 1.2.0.0

Testing method: FRAPS run through the "San Ysidro Mountains USA" truck race, results are the average of 6 three minute runs

Finally done ... for this piece. Now, let's quickly write something and go to bed ... or not. DiRT is one of the better engines out there, being smart about getting the best out of GPUs and CPUs, which is rather rare these days.

Wear sunglasses before looking ... bloom alert:



The game supports AA up through 4 samples in its menu, and we went around and messed with its configuration file to get 8 sample AA. AF is forced through the CCC . Pedal to the metal:

HD 4850 is faster etc etc etc ... you already know that by now. What's interesting here is the 8X AA numbers- either our config hacking skills aren't producing the expected results, or the game is smart about how it handles AA. Subjectively, 8X AA seemed to be applied properly, but we'll take a closer look and apply corrections, if needed. So consider the 8X AA numbers with that in mind.

A Closing Teaser

No, the conclusion is not here, maybe later. We're done with looking at the 4850 in solace though, next up Crossfire performance. Stay tuned!

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