Today we’ll be looking at one of the very first DirectX 12 game benchmarks by using Stardock’s real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity. Ashes of the Singularity was developed with Oxide’s Nitrous game engine and tells the story of an existential war waged on an unprecedented scale across the galaxy. The Ashes of the Singularity Benchmark was never designed as a synthetic stress test, but a real world test that was used internally to measure overall system performance. That internal developer tool was recently released to the public as a DX12 benchmark!
We ran the benchmark at 3840×2160 with MSAA disabled and found that ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Mini-ITX card did better when DirectX 11 was run and the AMD Radeon R9 Nano did better when we used DirectX 12. You can find the detailed DX12 benchmark results below.
ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Mini-ITX DX12 Results:
AMD Radeon R9 Nano DX12 Results: