Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC Performance Review

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC Performance Review

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC Performance Review

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC Performance Review

 

When it comes to the mainline Deus Ex series PC gamers expect solid ports, lacking any major issues when it comes to both gameplay and performance as well as the series' trademark off the wall storyline. 

Ever since this game's early development the game has been heavily marketed by AMD for its support of DirectX 12 and Asynchronous compute, though sadly these features are missing from the launch version of the game. 

This is the first Deus Ex game to come on the current generation of console hardware, with the game having a significant visual upgrade over Human Revolution, so much so that it is going to take some beefy hardware if you wish to play this game at max settings. 

The Deus Ex series has always been about top of the line hardware, with Adam Jenson constantly upgrading himself to give him the edge in battle. Will the average gaming PC be able to run this game, or will your rig require a little augmentation? 

 

 

 Drivers 

For this game, we will be using the newest drivers that were available when the game released, which is Nvidia's Game Ready Geforce 372.54 driver and AMD's 16.8.2 driver, both of which are the most recent GPU drivers for either company. 

 

Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using both high-end and mid-range GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. 

 

Game Test Rig
Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.7GHz
ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
G.Skill Ripjaws 4x4GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 

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Nvidia GTX 980Ti (Left), AMD R9 Fury X (Middle) GTX 1070 Founders Edition (Right)

 

For the high-end, we will be testing AMD's R9 Fury X, the GTX 980Ti and the GTX 1070.  Sadly we do not have a GTX 1080 to test at this time. 

For the Mid-range offerings, we will be testing the new RX 480 and GTX 1060, both of which will be the ASUS Strix Gaming models.

 

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ASUS GTX 1060 Strix (Left), ASUS RX 480 Strix (Right)

 

To represent AMD and Nvidia's lower-end GPU offerings we have decided to use the AMD R9 380 and the Nvidia GTX 960. Both of these GPUs will be the ASUS Strix models. 

Both of these GPUs offer very similar performance in most scenarios and come in at very similar price points, so it will be very interesting to see which GPU will come out on top. 

 

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Nvidia GTX 960(Left), AMD R9 380(Right)

   

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Most Recent Comments

26-08-2016, 04:58:05

AlienALX
One for the bargain bin perhaps. I was never a fan of DE any way so there's no way I'm paying up to £50 for a game like this.

Ah well, Nuka World in a couple of days and after that I will probably begin a complete playthrough of FO4 using a female character any way.Quote

26-08-2016, 15:38:52

gijoe50000
Think I'll see how dx12 is before I think about getting this game. My usual way of working my graphics settings is to set everything to max @4k, and then drop down to custom resolutions like 3456x1944 etc, until I get a comfortable framerate. And maybe dropping the textures down for Vram.
I don't see the point in turning off things like HBAO and hairworks etc and missing out on the experience just for higher resolution. I'm talking about Witcher and Fo4 and ROTTR etc... Of course this game will probably be a different story altogether..Quote

26-08-2016, 19:50:44

steverebo
its like crysis and crysis 3 all over again either needing sli or waiting a generation to play at max fidelity, Oh well I guess I will wait for the DX12 patch and hope the 1080 actually benefits from asynchronous compute like the AMD cards doQuote

26-08-2016, 22:37:23

NeverBackDown
I find it interesting that every single test card just so happens to be an Asus card.. lol

Edit: Just for future reference as I didn't find it, I think you should give a screenshot for each setting used at different resolutions(that is if they change between resolutions) so we can know exactly what is what. I think it would be useful
Because for example if these results were all AA maxed at every resolution, dropping it to disabled/0 could mean the game is actually playable at say 1440p instead of nearly just so. Although i think 4k still would have sucked performance wise.Quote

27-08-2016, 13:57:16

Dicehunter
I've seen quite a few different tests done with single cards and the results are all over the place as everyone seems to be getting different results even when using the same GPU's and settings.Quote
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