Earlier in November 2017, Eidos and Square Enix have announced their official Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DirectX 12 patch. This patch was said to improve performance on graphics card which supports DirectX 12. Understanding that the AMD RX400 series graphics card were made specifically to utilize the advancements of DirectX 12, we wanted to find out more.
AMD has done a lot of work to prepare themselves for the future. Performance can be important, but proper hardware that are better optimized for games is also instrumental. AMD has focused their efforts on building an architecture made for the future, building themselves a solid foundation and proper ground work for upcoming hardware releases.
Particularly, most games benchmarks has shown significant improvements on AMD’s RX400 series graphics card with DirectX 12 enabled. This is due to the specialized hardware brought about by the Polaris architecture. As more game titles are updated to support DirectX 12, games are simply going to work better on these RX400 series cards than before.
To prove our point, we have done a simple test to find out the performance difference between the latest DirectX 12 supported Deus Ex: Mankind Divided title. The target of this test is between a AMD Radeon RX470 and a Nvidia GTX1050. Understandably, at different price points, the AMD RX470 is going to perform better, as it is a card that has better specifications. However, we wanted to find out about the differences between the cards when tested against DirectX 12 and DirectX 11 configurations.
The Test and Results
- Intel Core i7 3820 Quad Core Processor with Hyper Threading enabled at stock settings
- Kingston DDR3 1600MHz RAM – 8GB
- Motherboard with Intel X79 chipset
- Cougar STX 650W PSU
- Crucial BX200 240GB SSD (OS)
- Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX470 G1 Gaming 4GB – Driver 16.11.5
- ASUS Nvidia GTX 1050 2GB (Stock) – Driver 376.09
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided built in Benchmark (Default High Settings)
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