Tom Clancy's The Division PC Performance Review

The Division Beta Performance Review

Tom Clancy's The Division PC Performance Review

Tom Clancy's The Division PC 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 series, on PC. Since then the developers have worked and helped to provide solid PC ports like Far Cry 3 and several other titles, but now with the Division Massive promise something that is "more than [just] a port" on PC. 

The Division is one of Ubisoft's most highly anticipated titles of 2016, offering great visuals and and some exciting loot and shoot gameplay mechanics that players of Borderlands and Destiny will be very familiar with. 

On PC it is an understatement to say that we expect a lot with Massive at the helm, especially as this game will be the first to use Ubisoft's new SnowDrop Engine, an engine that Ubisoft said was designed with efficiency in mind. This makes us hopeful that we will see some great performance numbers in this game alongside its great visuals.

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 364.51 driver and AMD's 16.2.1 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

09-03-2016, 12:33:58

Warchild
Im benching some results right now. I clearly see an issue with Gsync at the moment. Ill post some results when im done.

Look at the FPS loss with Gsync turned on with SLI. I thought SLI was fine until i started benching some results. I just kept it simple and consistent. Results are an average of 3 runs per variation. And this is with the new Nvidia drivers intended for The Division.

Using a ROG Swift Monitor with refresh set at 120hz via Nvidia panel. Interesting was that when using windowed mode in game, it automatically locked refresh to 60hz as opposed to the 120hz set by default.

http://i.imgur.com/mMZ7yIO.pngQuote

09-03-2016, 12:57:26

AngryGoldfish
Do you have actual 4k images uploaded anywhere I can view comparing the graphics settings? Either I'm missing something embarrassingly obvious or the images are far too small to actually compare.Quote

09-03-2016, 13:08:03

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Do you have actual 4k images uploaded anywhere I can view comparing the graphics settings? Either I'm missing something embarrassingly obvious or the images are far too small to actually compare.
For whatever reason the 4K image links broke, but it it is fixed now.Quote

09-03-2016, 13:09:48

AngryGoldfish
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
For whatever reason the 4K image links broke, but it it is fixed now.
Thanks!Quote

09-03-2016, 13:54:37

Treadpool
Noticed the 1440p benches are from beta, as noted in the screenshot title. Do you have updated benches for live? I have a 5930k (overclocked to 4.4) and a 980ti (also slightly overclocked) - with those settings I barely make mid 50s to 60 in-game. Especially with the NVAO+ stuff on. I don't see how you get 100 avg fps.Quote
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