Metro Exodus PC Performance Review - RTX On!

DirectX 11 VS DirectX 12 - Four GPU Architectures Tested

Metro Exodus PC Performance Review - RTX On!

DirectX 11 VS DirectX 12 - Four GPU Architectures Tested

Metro Exodus is designed to run using either the DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 graphical APIs, which means that we need to find out which API is better, right? To do this, we tested the game at 1080p and 4K using a variety of graphics cards, testing the GPU and CPU demands of each API.   

At 4K we found that the Nvidia graphics cards we tested offered similar performance levels on both APIs, though DirectX 12 offered a clear performance advantage in all cases. On AMD's Radeon RX Vega 56 we see a larger performance advantage than on any of Nvidia's hardware, yielding a 5 FPS boost at 4K, which is a huge boost given the framerates that card offers at 4K. 

Metro Exodus PC Performance Review - RTX On!

Moving down to 1080p we can see more of a mixed bag, with the RTX 2080 Ti offering slightly better average framerates and an identical 1% minimum. This is likely due to CPU utilisation, as no other GPU experiences a notable performance benefit under DirectX 11. 

In camp Radeon, both the RX 580 and RX Vega 56 offer major performance benefits under DirectX 12, whereas Nvidia's performance is nigh identical under both graphical APIs. 
  

Metro Exodus PC Performance Review - RTX On!  

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13-02-2019, 10:54:36

tinytomlogan
Amazing work Mark, you should be very proud xQuote

13-02-2019, 10:57:41

WYP
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Amazing work Mark, you should be very proud x
Thanks Tom. Getting this done on time was an undertaking...

I only got access to Nvidia's RTX hardware very recently, so this required a lot of late night work to get done in time. Almost didn't.Quote

13-02-2019, 11:05:39

AlienALX
Will take a read now but thanks Mark , I too appreciate all of your hard work buddy. Also - you lucky git having this already lol.Quote

13-02-2019, 11:21:43

WYP
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Will take a read now but thanks Mark , I too appreciate all of your hard work buddy. Also - you lucky git having this already lol.
It takes a lot of work to be this lucky. I am blessed to be able to do the work that I do.Quote

13-02-2019, 11:24:30

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
It takes a lot of work to be this lucky. I am blessed to be able to do the work that I do.
Having looked yes that was a mad amount of work haha.

Nice to see Vega doing so well again in DX12. I will probably end up playing it on my 64 at 1080p.Quote
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