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Dirt 2 FPS seems low?

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It seems like my FPS in Dirt 2 is low and i dont know why? I run it at 1680x1050 with 8x AA and everything on HIGH and when i run the benchmark i average 60fps? And when i play the game i get like 70-80fps but when i get into the dust kicked up from the other cars im in the 50's. I dont get it benchmarks online show it averageing 75fps at 1080p and im not close to that at all. I'm running stocking clocks and on 11.2 drivers? Anyone have an idea?

Edit: Also dirt 2 seems to be the only game that runs slow like i get great fps in bc2, crysis 2 and i get the vantage score im suppose to so i know the cards not bad?
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If you read alot of the review it seems that game just doesn't like AMD cards.
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If you read alot of the review it seems that game just doesn't like AMD cards.
I doubt that, my Dirt 2 game runs great on my 5870 card. When the 5870's came out the majority of them (Sapphire cards at least) also came with a free Dirt 2 voucher redeemable on Steam with a key code. I was averaging 60+ FPS with my old CPU setup.
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I swear the last updates of my catalyst or damn steam are working against me to touch Dirt or it just performs poorly.

I run eyefinity and demand to run it when I can, however between various Catalyst updates I've seen a couple things with Dirt 2 specifically, #1 half of the time some of the updates made it so Dirt 2 wouldn't change its aspect ratio and maintained its 16:9 ratio causing terrible stretching instead of increasing the resolution.

And switching between cockpit and full view caused a large lag spike, due to internal load times of all the junk in the car due to not being loaded in the memory...
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