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Dirt 5 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Mud party. Our measurements show that Dirt 5 is longing for a potent graphics card. Read in this article which model it should be for certain settings and resolutions.
Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser, Daniel R Deakin (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy),
Dirt 5

Technology

Codemasters is now developing so many racing games that you can quickly lose track of them all. In addition to the F1 and Grid series, there is also the Dirt series, which however receives a new installment rather irregularly. Dirt 5 should - as the name already suggests - appeal to fans of muddy tracks.

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Technically, the title cuts quite a fine figure. If you leave out one or two mealy textures or objects with a weak polygon design (spectators), Dirt 5 offers a harmonious overall look. While in older Codemasters games we often criticized the lack of detail at the edge of the track, which had a negative effect on the atmosphere, the fresh offshoot scores with various environmental effects. Be it confetti cannons, waving flags or balloons, just to name a few examples.

The biggest highlight, however, as in most racing games, is the level of detail of the cars. Damage model and environmental influences (raindrops, dirt, etc.) can also convince. In general, the cars are easy to control and produce a powerful sound.

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The graphics options of Dirt 5 are neither scarce nor lavish. The corresponding menu offers seven detail settings, which can be changed globally via Image Quality and do not require a restart. Somewhat unusual is the fact that there are three different resolution controls (see screenshots). The graphics menu is rounded off by on/off switches for V-Sync and Dynamic Range. All settings are explained by accompanying text.

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However, Codemasters should still take care of a few inconsistencies. In the test we had connection failures every now and then. It's also a pity that Dirt 5 sometimes activates Dynamic Range without being asked, that the game start sometimes takes forever (even on SSDs) and that the resolution modes on 21:9 monitors can be strange or incomplete. Furthermore, the title has a large video memory requirement in higher settings, which we've been seeing recently with more and more titles. Graphics cards with less than 4 GB VRAM break down disproportionately when using the Ultra-Preset - even in Full HD.

Benchmark

Dirt 5 impresses with an integrated benchmark, which is very long for our taste with a duration of three minutes and unfortunately it cannot be aborted. While only the FPS numbers are displayed during the measurement, a more extensive evaluation appears at the end, which for example also contains the minimum FPS values. The game saves the corresponding results as a file in the personal documents folder of Windows.

Results

FHD (1920x1080)

For Dirt 5 it should be at least one graphics card from the midrange segment. 1920x1080 pixels overtaxes entry-level chips such as the GeForce MX330/350 and older all-round GPUs such as the GTX 1050(Ti) even with the medium preset. These settings only run smoothly with a GeForce GTX 1650 or higher with more than 40 FPS. High preset requires a Radeon RX 5500M for Full HD or higher. For the Ultra-Preset you even need a high-end model on the level of the GeForce GTX 1080 or RTX 2070.

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    1920x1080 Ultra High Preset     1920x1080 High Preset     1920x1080 Medium Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, i9-9900K
73.4 (19.8min, 56.9P0.1, 62.1P1) fps ∼48%
112 (20.5min, 87.5P0.1, 98.2P1) fps ∼67%
134 (20.7min, 93.2P0.1, 112.2P1) fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080, i9-9900K
60.2 (19min, 46.6P0.1, 50.4P1) fps ∼39%
98.9 (19.1min, 72P0.1, 83.5P1) fps ∼59%
121 (19.2min, 92.2P0.1, 101.9P1) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG, i9-9900K
55.9 (41min, 42.4P0.1, 45.8P1) fps ∼37%
90.4 (9.7min, 63.3P0.1, 71.8P1) fps ∼54%
112 (43.8min, 71.4P0.1, 82P1) fps ∼63%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070, i9-9900K
47.2 (18.8min, 38.6P0.1, 39.8P1) fps ∼31%
76.8 (18.8min, 60.4P0.1, 67.3P1) fps ∼46%
95.7 (18.9min, 73.2P0.1, 82.6P1) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF, i7-9750H
41.3 (31.7min, 32.1P0.1, 33.1P1) fps ∼27%
69.4 (25min, 56.7P0.1, 60.4P1) fps ∼41%
88.2 (42.6min, 65.2P0.1, 76.4P1) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2060, i9-9900K
40.6 (19.8min, 31P0.1, 33.7P1) fps ∼27%
68.9 (20.1min, 50.2P0.1, 60.4P1) fps ∼41%
86 (20.7min, 63.1P0.1, 73.7P1) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Alienware 17 R4, i7-7820HK
40.3 (7.5min, 32P0.1, 34.9P1) fps ∼26%
66.3 (8min, 9.1P0.1, 46.5P1) fps ∼40%
83.3 (12.8min, 30.5P0.1, 69.6P1) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE, i7-9750H
35.4 (25min, 26.1P0.1, 28.6P1) fps ∼23%
59.8 (25.4min, 43.3P0.1, 47.9P1) fps ∼36%
75.6 (40min, 49.6P0.1, 57.8P1) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Asus G752VS, 6820HK
32.8 (25.9min, 26.4P0.1, 28.5P1) fps ∼21%
54.8 (35.7min, 41.8P0.1, 48P1) fps ∼33%
68.6 (8.6min, 47.9P0.1, 58.4P1) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD, i7-9750H
32.5 (24.7min, 25.3P0.1, 26.6P1) fps ∼21%
56.4 (27.4min, 42.7P0.1, 46.8P1) fps ∼34%
74.5 (41.6min, 60.1P0.1, 63.6P1) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
MSI GT62VR, 6820HK
22.2 (17.1min, 17.5P0.1, 19.1P1) fps ∼15%
38.3 (25.8min, 27.2P0.1, 33.2P1) fps ∼23%
47.7 (9.2min, 30.8P0.1, 40.7P1) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SC, i7-9750H
16.6 (12min, 12.5P0.1, 13.1P1) fps ∼11%
35.4 (25.1min, 27P0.1, 30.2P1) fps ∼21%
44.4 (24.9min, 27.6P0.1, 36.5P1) fps ∼25%
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
MSI Alpha 15, R7 3750H
14.7 (8.9min, 10.4P0.1, 11.1P1) fps ∼10%
49.4 (18.7min, 23.2P0.1, 42.6P1) fps ∼29%
60.6 (8.2min, 9.8P0.1, 50.3P1) fps ∼34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
MSI GE72 7RE, i7-7700HQ
6.2 (3min, 3.1P0.1, 3.2P1) fps ∼4%
19.1 (13.3min, 13.5P0.1, 14.2P1) fps ∼11%
27.2 (16min, 17.2P0.1, 23.4P1) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
MSI GL62M 7RD, i7-7700HQ
5.4 (2.9min, 2.9P0.1, 3.4P1) fps ∼4%
16.3 (10.8min, 11.6P0.1, 12.6P1) fps ∼10%
22.5 (13.8min, 14.8P0.1, 18.9P1) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
MSI Prestige 14, i7-10710U
7.2 (5min, 5P0.1, 5.3P1) fps ∼4%
14.7 (10.3min, 10.8P0.1, 12.3P1) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
MSI Prestige 14, i7-10510U
9.6 (7.1min, 7.2P0.1, 7.7P1) fps ∼5%

QHD (2560x1440)

Things become even more demanding on QHD displays with 2560x1440 pixels. Here it must be Nvidia's current laptop leader, the GeForce RTX 2080, when using maximum settings.

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    2560x1440 Ultra High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
64.8 (19min, 50.2P0.1, 55.2P1) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080
52.1 (18.7min, 41.4P0.1, 44.2P1) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
48.1 (31.1min, 36.2P0.1, 40.1P1) fps ∼36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2070
41.3 (18.7min, 32.3P0.1, 35.1P1) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
35.3 (27.2min, 28.3P0.1, 29.9P1) fps ∼26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2060
35.2 (19.4min, 27.4P0.1, 29.7P1) fps ∼26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
34.6 (9.2min, 25.2P0.1, 29.9P1) fps ∼26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
29.4 (20.2min, 22.4P0.1, 24.3P1) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
28 (19.5min, 22P0.1, 23.5P1) fps ∼21%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
27.1 (20.6min, 21.9P0.1, 23.5P1) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
18 (14.1min, 14.7P0.1, 15.7P1) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SC
13.8 (4.6min, 10.5P0.1, 11.3P1) fps ∼10%

UHD (3840x2160)

Current mobile GPUs cannot handle a combination of 3840x2160 pixels and Ultra-Preset without jerking. In the desktop segment one should start from a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to be on the safe side. All in all, we would describe the system demand as a bit exaggerated, if you consider the offered graphics quality (good, but not worthy of reference).

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    3840x2160 Ultra High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
50 (18.8min, 37.5P0.1, 43.5P1) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080
39.7 (19.4min, 30.8P0.1, 34.6P1) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
35.8 (24.5min, 27P0.1, 30.3P1) fps ∼36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2070
31.4 (19min, 25.4P0.1, 27.6P1) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2060
26.4 (18.8min, 19.8P0.1, 22.7P1) fps ∼26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
26.3 (19.3min, 20.6P0.1, 22.8P1) fps ∼26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
24.5 (8.9min, 18.1P0.1, 21.3P1) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
21.9 (16.6min, 17P0.1, 18.5P1) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
20.4 (12.8min, 15.2P0.1, 17.4P1) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
19.1 (9.1min, 13.8P0.1, 16.6P1) fps ∼19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
12.5 (9.3min, 9.9P0.1, 11P1) fps ∼13%

Note

Since gaming tests are very time-consuming and often hampered by installation or activation limits, we can only provide you with a partial set of benchmarks for publication of the articles. More graphics cards will be added in the coming days and weeks.

Overview

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PosModel< prevnext >Dirt 5
 Dirt 5 (2020)
low
1280x720
Ultra Low Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
high
1920x1080
High Preset
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra High Preset
QHD
2560x1440
Ultra High Preset
4K
3840x2160
Ultra High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
176
121
111
111
69.1
55.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
134
112
73.4
64.8
50
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
169
119
102
86
74
52.9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
121
98.9
60.2
52.1
39.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
112
90.4
55.9
48.1
35.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
95.7
76.8
47.2
41.3
31.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
158.5n2
91n3
75.9n2
55.3n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
88.2
69.4
41.3
35.3
26.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
83.3
66.3
40.3
34.6
24.5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
86
68.9
40.6
35.2
26.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
75.6
59.8
35.4
29.4
21.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
119
78.7
62.4
37
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
68.6
54.8
32.8
27.1
19.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
74.5
56.4
32.5
28
20.4
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
74.4
51.4
42.4
37.2
31.6
21.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
47.7
38.3
22.2
18
12.5
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
104
60.6
49.4
14.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
92.5
44.4
35.4
16.6
13.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
68.5
27.2
19.1
6.2
PosModel< prevnext >Dirt 5
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
57.3
22.5
16.3
5.4
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
44.5
14.7
7.2
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
35.3
10.9
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
37.1
9.6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
19.3
9.3
(-) * 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
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
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.
?Uncertain – 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.

Test system



Device
graphics card processor memory operating system
Desktop PC I MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6)
Intel Core i9-9900K 4 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop PC II Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11 GB GDDR5X)
Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti (6 GB GDDR5)
XFX Radeon R9 Fury (4 GB HBM)
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X (4 GB GDDR5)
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X (3 GB GDDR5)
MSI Radeon R7 370 (2 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i7-8086K, Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop-PC III Nvidia Titan RTX (24 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB GDDR6)

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB GDDR6)Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) (12 GB GDDR5X)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (6 GB GDDR6)
PNY GeForce GTX 1660 (6 GB GDDR5)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5)
Zotac GeForce GT 1030 (2 GB GDDR5)
Asus GeForce GT 710
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (8 GB GDDR6))
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (8 GB HBM2)
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 (8 GB GDDR5)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT76 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-9900K 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP65 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE65 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP65 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP75 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Alienware 17 R4 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Asus G752VS Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT62VR Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL62 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Prestige 14 Nvidia GeForce MX350 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-10710U 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Prestige 14 Nvidia GeForce MX330 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-10510U 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Alpha 15 AMD Radeon RX5500M (4 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
4K Monitors Nvidia Driver AMD Driver
Asus PB287Q, Philips Brilliance 329P9H ForceWare 457.09 Adrenaline 20.10.1
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Florian Glaser, 2020-11-12 (Update: 2020-11-12)
Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.