DiRT Showdown

This is a benchmark of DiRT Showdown on Steam. The test profile assumes you have a Steam account, have Steam installed for the system, and that you own a copy of this game. This automates the process of executing the game and using its built-in benchmark mode.

This test will attempt to install the necessary game using your Steam account. If the test appears hung you may need to manually exit the Steam client.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark dirt-showdown.

Test Created

17 August 2015

Last Updated

16 December 2015

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

11 Seconds

Average Run Time

5 Minutes, 43 Seconds


100k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Supported Architectures

x86 + x86_64

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsDiRT Showdown Popularity Statisticspts/dirt-showdown2015.082015.112016.022016.052016.082016.112017.022017.052017.082017.112018.022018.052018.082018.112019.022019.052019.082019.112020.022020.052020.082020.112021.022021.052021.082021.112022.022022.052022.082022.112023.022023.052023.082023.112024.027001400210028003500
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 2 March 2024.
High24.4%Ultra70.5%Low5.1%Graphics Preset Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
2x MSAA38.3%8x MSAA61.7%Multi-Sampling Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/dirt-showdown-1.1.2   [View Source]   Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:12:34 GMT
Setup environment dynamically.

pts/dirt-showdown-1.1.1   [View Source]   Wed, 21 Oct 2015 08:47:38 GMT
Fix for latest Steam build.

pts/dirt-showdown-1.1.0   [View Source]   Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:48:02 GMT
Add MSAA options and reorder string

pts/dirt-showdown-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:59:05 GMT
Initial commit of DiRT Showdown Linux test profile via Steam.

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Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

DiRT Showdown

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Graphics Preset: Ultra - Multi-Sampling: 8x MSAA

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 182 public results since 18 August 2015 with the latest data as of 4 April 2021.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Percentile Rank
# Compatible Public Results
Frames Per Second (Average)
< 80
< 18
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Graphics Preset: Ultra - Multi-Sampling: 8x MSAA182 Results Range From 13 To 188 Frames Per Second1326395265789110411713014315616918219520406080100

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (DiRT Showdown - Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Graphics Preset: Ultra - Multi-Sampling: 8x MSAA) has an average run-time of 8 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Graphics Preset: Ultra - Multi-Sampling: 8x MSAARun-Time3691215Min: 7 / Avg: 8.02 / Max: 9

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.1%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsResolution: 1920 x 1080 - Graphics Preset: Ultra - Multi-Sampling: 8x MSAADeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.12 / Max: 2

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)

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Intel Core i7-6700HQ - ASUS GL752VW v1.0 - Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5

Ubuntu 22.04 - 6.2.0-26-generic - GNOME Shell 42.9

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