Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DX12 Benchmarks; AMD Surpasses Nvidia
The DirectX 12 patch is out now and you can play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the new DirectX 12 API. Here are the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DX12 benchmarks. Here, AMD and Nvidia are put to the test like they are always put against each other. Mankind Divided is a killer game and it can make any GPU sweat.
Here in these Mankind Divided DX12 benchmarks, we can see that the RX 480 takes it home. The 8 GB version to be exact. It seems that the excess of memory does have an impact in demanding AAA titles. The GTX 1060 comes in second but the RX 480 lead is pretty notable. The RX 470 outperforms the 3GB version of the GTX 1060 and the previous generation GTX 970. Keep in mind the money you are spending here.
Here are the Mankind Divided DX12 benchmarks at 1440p. We see team red taking the lead again beating the GTX 980 as well as both variants of the GTX 1060.
It seems that although Nvidia has dominated the high-end market, AMD RX 400 series is still great value for money and the power you get for the price is amazing. I for one would not hesitate to recommend these GPUs to people. AMD has indeed kept their promise of providing a great gaming experience to the masses.
As of today, users are also able to utilize the awaited DirectX 12 Graphics API. To activate this you are required to do the following:
- Within your Steam Library, right-click on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
- Select ‘properties’ from the context menu and navigate to the Beta tab.
- From the drop-down menu, select dx12_preview then close the window.
After the game has downloaded the DirectX 12 supported build you can then toggle DirectX 12 from either the launcher window or from the Display options within the game.
Note that DirectX 12 requires a restart of the game if (de-)activated from within a running Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game session.
o WARNING: Using the DirectX 12 API can offer better performance on some systems, however, it will not be beneficial on all.
o Multi-GPU is not yet supported in this patch.
o If you encounter problems with DirectX 12, we recommend turning it off again. There are no visual or gameplay differences between the two DirectX versions.
o As always, make sure that your drivers are up to date:
DX12-supporting driver for AMD graphics cards: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Radeon-Software-Crimson-Edition-16-9-1-Release-Notes.aspx
DX12-supporting driver for NVIDIA graphics cards: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/107012/en-us
Known DirectX 12 issue:
– There is a known bug that causes some very high end cards to regress relative to DirectX 11. This bug is being addressed by the development team.
While we expect this patch to be an improvement for everyone, if you do have trouble with this patch and prefer to stay on older versions, we have made a Beta available on Steam, v1.0_build524.6, v1.0_build524.7, v1.1_build524.10, v1.2_build524.15 and v1.3_build524.17 that can be used to switch back to previous versions.