Dirt Rally is developed by British video game developer Codemasters using the in house Ego engine. Development began with a small team of individuals following the release of their 2012 video game Dirt: Showdown. Codemasters have emphasised a desire to create a simulation with Dirt Rally. They started by prototyping a handling model and creating tracks based on map data. The game employs a different physics model from previous titles, rebuilt from the ground up.
We test at Ultra HD 4k with 8x MSAA and the ultra image quality setting enabled.
At Ultra HD 4k, the AMD R9 295X2 is clearly the performance leader, averaging 90 frames per second. It is the only card on test that can hold a constant 60 frame rate rate at these settings at 4k. For some reason the GTX 1080 dropped down the list a little at Ultra HD 4k with 8x MSAA enabled, which we can only assume is due to some misoptimisation within the driver/game. We tested this with both 368.13 and 368.16 drivers.