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Poll Results: Which is better Dirt 3 vs F1 2011

 
  • 64% (18)
    Dirt 3
  • 14% (4)
    F1 2011
  • 7% (2)
    About the same
  • 14% (4)
    I'd recommend another racing sim
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post #21 of 74
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If you play through the career mode, you have to race all the different kinds. You can skip a few here and there, but like at the end of the first "season" I guess you'd call it, it forces you to play through the Gymkhana tutorial levels. It's definitely not focused on rally racing only.
60 fps with v-sync, most settings at max. It runs very well at 5040x1050 for me.

Cool, I think I'd like the Gymkhana though, not too sure about the buggies and all the other stuff. Anyway would your 560 sli setup be equal to a 7870 ?
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Physics suck, AI sucks. Just a really bad representation of what Formula One actually is.

Could you elaborate?
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post #24 of 74
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Cool, I think I'd like the Gymkhana though, not too sure about the buggies and all the other stuff. Anyway would your 560 sli setup be equal to a 7870 ?

I'm not sure. I haven't followed the newest generation cards I'm afraid. I can tell you that the 2 560 Tis scale to slightly better than a single 580 in most games.
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post #25 of 74







To give you an idea on performance. I believe you should be more than fine.

As for Gymkhana... I hate it. It's terrible, gimmicky and does not do justice. They throw the "life style" in your face every second they can, then you are unable to skip those sections also.

Source:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148-13.html

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5691/the-retail-radeon-hd-7870-review-his-7870-iceq-turbo-powercolor-pcs-hd7870/2
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Btw, if you're looking for true sim race games, I recently checked out two that aren't bad, and are free.

Simraceway (free to play, have to pay for most cars and more tracks).

RaceRoom Racing Experience (also free to play, but in open beta, so it only has 2 cars and 2 tracks). This is my favorite so far. Very good looking and plays great. I'm looking forward to the full release. This is on Steam. I believe Simraceway is available for download from their site directly.

I'm not sure how well these would work with a controller, but they work very well with my wheel. Tons of adjustments to get things just right.

Another nice thing about Dirt 3 is that it supports a clutch as well as an h-pattern shifter (which my wheel has), but I feel like it's mostly a bit fast paced to use the clutch and shifter (I just use the sequential and no clutch). Of course, I'm no pro driver either. tongue.gif
I mention this because many racing games I've played don't support it.
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Could you elaborate?
Compared to other games with F1 cars, the Codemasters F1 games feel dumbed down. The cars are way too easy to drive, making it not fun for me as I enjoy a good challenge. The AI is just braindead, like many racing games. They know you're there, but they're so inconsistent. They can carry way more speed than your car through some corners, yet in other corners which are really simple to take, they slam on the brakes.

The graphics are nice and its great to have the updated cars with DRS and KERS, but the whole driving experience is just stale and boring.
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They can carry way more speed than your car through some corners, yet in other corners which are really simple to take, they slam on the brakes.

I've had this complaint more than a few times in racing games. It can get frustrating.
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I've had this complaint more than a few times in racing games. It can get frustrating.
Yeah its strange. I hardly know anything about AI programing and what causes them to behave like that, but it seems like that's a problem that should be easily identified and sorted out in a alpha/beta build.
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To give you an idea on performance. I believe you should be more than fine.
As for Gymkhana... I hate it. It's terrible, gimmicky and does not do justice. They throw the "life style" in your face every second they can, then you are unable to skip those sections also.
Source:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148-13.html
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5691/the-retail-radeon-hd-7870-review-his-7870-iceq-turbo-powercolor-pcs-hd7870/2

I don't have the 7870, I was just asking to get an idea of how much power his system has. But that 7870 kicks the 7950 and takes its lunch at 1920 x 1080 and its only 2 frames behind @ 2560. I guess with the new drivers out those charts need updating, the7870 and 7950 should be more powerful than the 580 right
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