The Division Beta Performance Review

The Division Beta Performance Review

The Division Beta Performance Review

The Division Beta Performance Review

 

Massive Entertainment, the developers behind Tom Clancy's The Division have their roots with the PC gaming audience,  with their first games being the Ground Control and World in Conflict games on the PC platform. Since then the developers have worked and helped to provide solid PC ports like Far Cry 3 and several other titles. Now that Massive developments is on their own to develop their own title they say that they will deliver "more than a port" on PC. 

The Division is one of Ubisoft's most highly anticipated titles of 2016, offering great visuals and a very fun gameplay experience if the Beta is anything to go by.  

On PC it is an understatement to say that we expect a lot here, with Massive at the helm and wit this game being Ubisoft's first use of their new SnowDrop Engine we hope for some great performance numbers here. With Ubisoft's recent reputation on PC being untrustworthy at best does The Division have what it takes to turn things around? 

 

 

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 361.91 driver and AMD's 16.1.1 Hotfix driver, both of which became available to the public in the past month.  

 

Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using the current flagship GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. Both GPUs will be the reference design and will be ran at stock settings. 

 

AMD R9 Fury X & Nvidia GTX 980Ti
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 (Right)

 

To represent AMD and Nvidia's Mid range 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 pricepoints, 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

22-02-2016, 13:09:57

Dicehunter
Good to see AMD doing well in this title, Looking forward to seeing the final products performance Quote

22-02-2016, 13:11:25

NeverBackDown
In his recent testing AMD seem to be doing better overall than Nvidia.Quote

22-02-2016, 13:46:19

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
In his recent testing AMD seem to be doing better overall than Nvidia.
Seems AMD have stepped up their driver game Quote

22-02-2016, 14:24:43

piotrekhc
I was getting 45-60 on Ultra 1440p on my rig with Evga 980 SC, dont think sli works here...Quote

22-02-2016, 15:02:57

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by piotrekhc View Post
I was getting 45-60 on Ultra 1440p on my rig with Evga 980 SC, dont think sli works here...
Seems about right, I was getting the same 40-60FPS range on Ultra at 1440P too but with a single 980 Ti so as a 980 Ti is getting the same as a 980 it could be limited in some way.

We'll have to wait for the finished product and game ready drivers for proper performance numbers from both AMD and Nvidia Quote
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