Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DX11 Video Card Benchmarks

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Test System

All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Anniversary Edition and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.  There has been some concern of people testing a cold card versus a hot card, but we’ve always done out testing ‘hot’ since the site started back more than a decade ago. We used the latest public Steam release version of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided version v1.0 build 524.7 that came out on August 24th, 2016.

Video Card Drivers used for testing:

  • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 RC4
  • NVIDIA GeForce 372.54

Radeon RX 480 Test System

Intel X79/LGA2011 Platform

The Intel X79 platform that we used to test the all of the video cards was running the ASUS P9X79-E WS motherboard with BIOS 1704 that came out on 05/08/2015. We went with the Intel Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E processor to power this platform as it is PCIe 3.0 certified, so all graphics cards are tested with PCI Express Gen 3 enabled. The Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary 16GB 2400MHz quad channel memory kit was set to XMP Profile #2. This profile defaults to 2133MHz with 1.65v and 11-13-13-30 2T memory timings. The OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SSD was run with latest firmware available. A Corsair AX860i digital power supply provides clean power to the system and is also silent as the fan hardly ever spins up. This is critical to our testing as it lowers the ambient noise level of the room and gives us more accurate sound measurements.
Test System Settings

Here are the exact hardware components that we are using on our test system:

The Intel X79 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor Intel Core i7-4960X
Motherboard
ASUS P9X79-E WS
Memory
16GB Kingston 2133MHz
Video Card Various
Solid-State Drive OCZ Vertex 460 240GB
Cooling Intel TS13X (Asetek)
Power Supply Corsair AX860i
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Monitor ASUS PB287Q 28″ 4K

Let’s move on to the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided benchmark results!

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  • Whatever910

    Seems like AMD cards are having a much easier time with this game, even in DX11… fishy. I’d understand in DX12, but not in DX11. I expect the gap to widen even further in DX12 between the 2 vendors.

  • boomer

    I just installed GTX1080 and I when I did benchmark and saw 51FPS on 1440p on Very High I was 100% sure that something is wrong and those results can’t be true.
    I’m glad I came here before changing pci slots and reinstalling all the drivers etc. but it truly is terribly optimised game..

    • Nathan Kirsch

      Yeah, could just be a bad port. Really excited to see what the DX12 patch will do for PCs. Open up GPU-Z when you are bored… You’ll see it performance capped for pretty much ever reason possible.

  • Barnassey

    What a shitty review. You included a 780 Ti but not a 970?

    • Nathan Kirsch

      Sure don’t want this to be a shitty performance review, so I added a GeForce GTX 970 for you!

      • VelvetShadows

        I laughed, but I’ll give you credit for running all the tests on an additional GPU just to appease someone who insulted you.
        The 780TI is usually a pretty good proxy for GTX970 performance anyway, they seldom perform much different

        • Barnassey

          It really shouldn’t, the compute difference between the two is rather large. I owned one and i can say that with a good deal of confidence.

      • Barnassey

        Well I feel really stupid now. Thank you for adding the 970.

        • Nathan Kirsch

          No problem! Always happy to add a card if I have one here. I know the GeForce GTX 970 was the most popular card of the 900 series, so it makes sense to include it.