The iconic DiRT® Series returns with the 4th installment on June 9th. DiRT 4, developed by Codemasters, is an off-road racing game that puts you behind the wheel of over 50 amazing rally cars, rallycross vehicles, buggys and trucks. Show off your driving skills and pull off e-brake turns on beautiful stages and circuits around the world.

The game is extremely well optimized and ran great across all Radeon™ RX 500 series graphics cards paired with my RYZEN™ 1700X. I started off with a couple of training runs and before long I was ready to start my own Radeon RX racing team in career mode.

The recommended system requirements for DIRT 4 are:

  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: AMD FX 8320 or Intel Core i5 4690 or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Video card: Radeon™ R9 390 or greater

I tested each of the cards on the Liske Forest course with my red and black Ford Fiesta. The Radeon™ RX 580 and 570 cards ran at maximum settings (Ultra) at 1440p and 1080p respectively. No tweaks to the advanced settings were necessary. The outstanding optimizations in DIRT 4 provided enough headroom for me to maintain 60+ fps on ultrawide displays, 3440×1440 on the Radeon RX 580 and 2560×1080 for the Radeon RX 570 running on the same Ultra settings.

Despite a couple barrel roll crashes, I had a lot of fun testing this game. DiRT 4 has got me back into the racing genre and I’ll be playing more this weekend. There’s something very satisfying about executing an extended drift around a corner at high speeds. I highly recommend playing the game with a racing wheel or a gamepad controller for the best experience.

For the best performance possible, make sure you grab the latest copy of the Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition driver.

Bryan Kong, Product Marketing Specialist for the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.

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  • Matt

    1080P + max settings ( R9290X / I5 4690k / 8gb vengence LP Ram ) runs great for me, i have not tested the fps yet but its plays and runs lovely.

    • ARK

      I have an i7 3770 / R9 290 / 8GB Rip Jaws G Skill 1600 Hz. Will i be able to max this out and get 1080p60?

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