AMD, Nvidia Benchmarked in The Division; Radeon GPUs Perform Exceptionally Well
Developed and published by Ubisoft Massive, with assistance from Red Storm Entertainment, Tom Clancy’s The Division is set to release worldwide tomorrow, on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The third-person shooter game uses Ubisoft’s new proprietary Snowdrop Engine which focuses on dynamic global illumination, physics-based rendering and stunning procedural destruction.
That being said, folks over at PCGamesHardware recently tested out the graphics performance of The Division Open Beta. Carried out with settings preset at all three different resolutions, the test configuration includes:
– CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.5 GHz
– Motherboard: Asus Z170 Deluxe, 16 GB DDR4-2800
– Graphics Drivers: Geforce 361.91 WHQL, Radeon Software Crimson 16.1.1 Hotfix Feb. 3
– Operating System: Windows 10 x64
The Division Open Beta Benchmarks
Using the ultra-quality preset, The Division is extremely demanding at 1080p; the GTX 960 for example averaged just 32.7fps, whereas the R9 380 was a bit faster with 32.9fps.
As we jump up to to 1440p, the lower end cards are wiped out, even the GTX 970 and R9 390 struggle and it took the R9 Fury Nitro to reach a 40fps average.
Setting the quality preset at Ultra HD, the GTX 980 Ti still leads the pack with a 29.6fps while the R9 Fury was good for just 26.6fps. Since the average frame rate for these high-end GPUs is below 30fps, those looking for some 4K gaming in The Division with a single GPU will need to lower the quality settings.
Wrapping things up, AMD’s Radeon GPUs perform exceptionally well in The Division, with Radeon R9 390 outperforming the GeForce GTX 970 at all resolutions. For lower price ranges, the R9 380 was also consistently ahead of the GTX 960 throughout.
Never the less, the results are encouraging and we hope The Division continues to impress when it launches on March 8!