Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DX11 Video Card Benchmarks

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Benchmarks – 1080p, 1440p & 4K

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Benchmarked – 1080P

1080p, also known as Full HD, is still by far the most popular desktop resolution and the one that most gamers are interested in due to this fact. The July 2016 Steam Hardware Survey results showed that 1920 x 1080 is the primary display resolution by nearly 37 percent of gamers!


1080P Benchmark Results:  Only the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FE could average above 60 FPS on both the minimum and average frame rates. Older cards like the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti reference card could only average 44.5 FPS and the lows were down in the mid 30’s, so if you haven’t upgraded your graphics card in several years, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will give you a reason to upgrade.

Notice that the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB reference card averaged 61.9 FPS and never dropped below 50 FPS. This is very respectable as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB FE averaged just 53 FPS and dipped down to 41 FPS. On our test system the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB was found to be 16% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB!

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Benchmarked – 1440p

Moving up to 2560 x 1440 or Quad HD resolution is gaining in popularity thanks to lowering prices on displays and the fact that you can get a 144Hz panel at this resolution. This display resolution isn’t as demanding as 4K, so for gamers it really is the sweet spot when it comes to gaming resolutions.


1440P Benchmark Results:  None of the cards were able to average above 60 FPS, but the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FE was close at 58.5 FPS. Almost all of the cards averaged above 30 FPS though with the exception being the GeForce GTX 780 Ti. The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X finished between the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 cards. The battle of the $250-$300 graphics cards has the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB coming in at 39.6 FPS and that was 15.1% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB that averaged 34.4 FPS. NVIDIA takes the overall win on the top of the chart, but at the more afforable price points the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB video card is doing well.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Benchmarked – 4K

4K or Ultra HD has four times the pixels of the ‘standard’ 1080p display and is considered one of the most demanding widely used gaming resolution.


4K Benchmark Results:  The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FE averaged 30 FPS with high images quality settings at 3840 x 2160 and it just goes to show how demanding this game title is. The minimum frame rate is above 25 FPS, so while this is technically playable it doesn’t really look at that as you have screen tearing and just low overall performance. You’ll need a multi-GPU setup to run Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on a 4K display with respectable performance as double the performance of a GeForce GTX 1080 should give you right at 60 FPS. With custom AIB cards that are factory overclocked you should be able to average at or above 60 FPS with high image quality settings.

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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.