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DiRT 2 - One reason to buy a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card

Looking for a reason to buy a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card? Well, here's one, in the form of DiRT 2.
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Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributor on

Looking for a reason to buy a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card? Well, here's one, in the form of DiRT 2.

AMD has the info (since all currentkly available DirectX 11 GPUs are AMD/ATI GPUs):

AMD announced today that the Games for Windows Live Edition of DiRT 2 is now shipping and marks the first racing game developed from the ground up to take advantage of advanced graphics features available with Microsoft DirectX® 11 and the incredible new ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology for the most engaging gaming experience yet. With a wealth of image quality and performance enhancements supported only on new Direct X 11-capable ATI Radeon graphics cards, DiRT 2, the thrilling sequel to the award-winning Codemasters off-road racer, offers players a more realistic, immersive and exhilarating experience than ever before, and is the latest example of the benefits of AMD’s close working relationship with today’s leading game developers.

What does DirectX 11 offer? Well, here are the improvements compared to DirectX 9:

So, if you want DirectX 11 goodness, what do you want? Well, first off a DirectX 11-compatible GPU, currently available only from AMD.

  • ATI Radeon HD 5970
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • ATI Radeon HD 5850
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770
  • ATI Radeon HD 5750

Note: Select ATI Radeon graphics cards include a bonus coupon to download DiRT 2 for no additional charge.

DirectX 11 is available as part of the Windows 7 operating system and as a downloadable update to Vista.

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