Notebookcheck

Dirt 3 Benchmarks

Florian Glaser (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 11/02/2011

Dirt 3 is a racing game with awe-inspiring visuals. Thanks to its various graphics settings, the game can be configured to run optimally on any system. In the following article, we will detail the hardware requirements of this game with the help of various benchmarks.

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team!

Currently wanted: 
News Editor - Details here

How we test

Thankfully, Dirt 3 has an integrated benchmark which can be found at the bottom of the graphics settings screen. The integrated benchmark includes a short intro sequence and a race (in snow) between the computer AI versus multiple opponents. The race lasts one minute and it never runs the same way twice, so the average frames per second vary from benchmark to benchmark.

800x600, Ultra Low Preset, Radeon HD 5850
800x600, Ultra Low Preset, Radeon HD 5850
1024x768, Medium Preset, Radeon HD 5850
1024x768, Medium Preset, Radeon HD 5850
1366x768, High Preset, 2xAA, Radeon HD 5850
1366x768, High Preset, 2xAA, Radeon HD 5850
1920x1080, Ultra Preset, 4xAA, Radeon HD 5850
1920x1080, Ultra Preset, 4xAA, Radeon HD 5850

Analysis of the Benchmarks

For the best visuals, the user will need a high-end graphics card. Fluid gameplay with ultra high details, 4x AA (Anti-Aliasing) and the Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels is only possible with a Radeon HD 6990M or a GeForce GTX 580M. 

The user can run the game at high details (very little difference), 2x AA and a resolution of 1366x768 pixels with a middle-class GPU like the Radeon HD 5650 or GeForce GT 540M. 

The game can be run with minimum details and a low resolution of 1024x768 pixels on a low-end graphic card as well.

 

An overview of all the games we have tested can be found here.

Show Restrictions
      Model
Dirt 3
 Dirt 3 (2011)
low
800x600
Ultra Low Preset
-AF 0xAA
med.
1024x768
Medium Preset
-AF 0xAA
high
1360x768
High Preset
-AF 2xAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
-AF 4xAA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
140.1
126.3
112.2
64.5
NVIDIA Quadro M5000M
211
202.7
171.4
158.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
194.4n3
161n3
152.9n3
102n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
109
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
152.6
146.2
86
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
205
150
148.3
80.2
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
230.9
148.4
136.8
64.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
111
56
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
299.7
189.5
166.75n2
80.2n3
AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire
269.6
161
132.9
67.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
182.6
123.4
107
48
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
100.1
48.9
AMD Radeon HD 6870
307.45n2
169n2
125.3n2
53.4n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
49.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
153.3
130.4
45.8
ATI Radeon HD 5850
114.4
71.4
70.1
46.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
178
129.9
119.4
44.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
198
143.9
126.4
43.7n3
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
209.5
96.1
91.35n2
39.38n3
      Model
Dirt 3
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
126.89
39
NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
105.4
35.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
144
117
38
AMD Radeon R9 M275
82.7
75.6
50.5
30.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
193.85n2
131.65n2
102n4
36.75n4
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
224.7
104.8
78.7
33.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
203.65n2
116.85n2
98.1n3
33.4n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
206.8
141.6
97.5
29.5
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
205.8
122.8
90.9
32.1
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
64.05n2
52.2n2
41.15n2
22.6n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
176n3
113.8n3
80.45n4
26n4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
77.9
25.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
194.15n2
121.5n2
83.65n4
22.79n4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
92.7
56.2
NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
222
105
67
21
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
226.8
134.4
91.3
28.7
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
81.8
48.3
16.2
ATI Radeon HD 4850
283.85n2
127.6
84.34
45.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
189.4
108
73.6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
144
95
66
21
      Model
Dirt 3
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
143n3
96.75n3
64n3
20.3n3
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
75.7
43.9
40
14.2
AMD Radeon R7 M260
80.6
47
43.3
22.4
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
104.2
63.2
48.2
AMD FirePro M5950
82.4
56.1
18.2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
144.4
70.4
51.1
16.8
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
66.1
35.2
25.2
12.9
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
83.2
54
46.3
17
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
146.5
83.7
60.15
18.28
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
109n2
77n3
50n3
13n3
AMD Radeon HD 6755G2
51.8
35.2
31.8
13.7
AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics
92.7
57.8
41.4
AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
83
48
44
22
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
72.6
46.9
40
14.3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
166.4
59.83n2
42.25n2
12.66
AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
68
40.7
27.67
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
134.8
62.9
41.6
15.7
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
85
58
53
14
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
102.6
62.3
42.7
AMD Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
70.28
41.3
      Model
Dirt 3
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
75.4n3
46.24n3
41.02n3
14.3n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
136.07n2
68.86n2
43.8n2
14.94
NVIDIA Quadro 1000M
140.47
54.02
34.55
12.68
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
112.5
62.5
46.2
13.7
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
70.2
42.4
AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
40
35.3
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
70.95n2
37n2
22.65n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
92n6
53.5n10
36.73n10
12.85n6
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
50n3
26.89n3
19n3
Intel HD Graphics 4600
61.3
27.9
Intel HD Graphics 5500
52.55n2
30.65n2
22.95n2
12.9n2
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
61.5
33.2
24.3
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
87
47.5
37.12
13.2
AMD Radeon HD 6680G2
64.9
57.6
23.7
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
89.5n3
51.4n3
36.3n3
13n2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
104.1
52.5
36.5
13.1
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
97
41
25
AMD Radeon HD 6550D
122.4
55.6
37.09n2
13.1n2
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
113.5
44.4
30.3
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
65.3
33.5
      Model
Dirt 3
lowmed.highultra
Intel HD Graphics 4400
79
44.6
24.4
12.8
Intel HD Graphics 610
88.5
46.7
28.6
Intel HD Graphics 5300
57.4
26.5
16.7
Intel UHD Graphics 605
55.6
22.7
15.2
12.5
Intel HD Graphics 505
47.2
25.2
15.7
Intel HD Graphics 4000
64.35n4
37.45n4
22.35n4
12.8n3
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
58.5n2
36n3
24n3
12.85
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
56.4
31.8
23.3
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
52.5
30.4
22
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
59.2
31.6
21
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
55.7
28.1
22.1
Intel HD Graphics 4200
46.1n2
23.05n2
20.4
AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
138.2
41.11
27.4
12.8
AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
61.95n2
41.2n2
30.45n2
AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
73.2
45.3
AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
41.1
28.2
26.4
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
95.9
35
20.9
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
76.43n2
29.46n2
21.55n2
9
AMD Radeon HD 8400
61.3
29.3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
101.2
41.4
27
      Model
Dirt 3
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA NVS 4200M
95
36
24
12
AMD Radeon HD 8330
54.75n2
27.85n2
18.55n2
Intel HD Graphics 500
40.1
14.7
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
75.7
38.3
25
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
86
34.6
22
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
29.4
14.3
12.5
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
81.75n2
36.95n2
24.15n2
12.9n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
79.6n4
35.7n4
23.05n4
12.6n2
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
51.9
27.4
14.8
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
58
17
15
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
61.85n2
37.95n2
22.3n2
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
28.1
12.5
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
32
30
19
8
AMD Radeon HD 8240
25
16.8
Intel HD Graphics 3000
59.85n10
29n11
18n7
13n3
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
53.35
25
16
12.8
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
41.4
16.5
Intel HD Graphics 2000
53
21.4
13.3
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
48.7
21.03
13.2
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
30.5n2
13.1n2
      Model
Dirt 3
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 6320
25.2n3
12.85n2
AMD Radeon HD 8180
14.5
AMD Radeon HD 6290
15.9
12.6
12.6
-1
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
8
6
3
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
14.9
12.8
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
-1
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

Legend
5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
123Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Benchmarks / Tech > Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards > Dirt 3 Benchmarks
Florian Glaser, 2011-11- 2 (Update: 2013-06- 6)