Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DX11 Video Card Benchmarks

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC Performance Benchmarks

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided came out yesterday and while the PC version looks good despite being tough on graphics cards. We’ve gotten over the disappointment Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will not be getting DX12 support until September and that folks paid for day 1 DLC and are only allowed to use it once. An Eidos-Montreal community manager explained the situation a bit in in a Reddit post:

Hi everyone. Here’s how things work:

Consumables (Praxis Kits, Ammo, Credits, Crafting Parts) are one-time use items. They will be in the storage section of your inventory, until you decide to add them to it. Once you do, they will be ‘consumed’ in your current playthrough, and not re-usable. Consumables work the way they do due to first party constraints.

Durables (Weapons, Skins, Augmentations) are not one-time use. They will automatically be available in all of your playthroughs, once you have downloaded and installed them.

The good news for us is that we are interested in how Deus Ex: Mankind Divided performs, so we’ll skip the general stuff and look how nine different NVIDIA and AMD desktop graphics cards perform.
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The recommended graphics card for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is an AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB, paired with an Intel Core i7-3770K processor. Nixxes says that this should get you around 60 FPS  average at 1080p with the High image quality preset. Those that have a high-end graphics card or multi-GPU setup beyond the recommended specifications can try to use the Very High and Ultra presets as they are aimed at those willing to trade framerate for image quality. Not many cards will be able to run the Very High preset entirely let alone the Ultra preset, so be ready to experiment with individual settings to get the optimal settings for your specific gaming PC. Nixxes Software has a PC Performance Tuning Guide over on the Square-Enix forums for those that are looking for more information on how to tweak the graphics properly.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC System Specifications

OS: Windows 7.1SP1 or above (64-bit Operating System Required)
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB)

OS: Windows 10 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K or AMD FX 8350 Wraith
RAM: 16 GB
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 480 – 1920 x 1080 or NVIDIA GTX 970 – 1920 x 1080
HDD/SSD: 55GB (Including DLC)

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used.

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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.