Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC Performance Review

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC Performance Review

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC Performance Review


When it comes to the mainline Deus Ex series PC gamers expect solid ports, lacking any major issues when it comes to both gameplay and performance as well as the series’ trademark off the wall storyline. 

Ever since this game’s early development the game has been heavily marketed by AMD for its support of DirectX 12 and Asynchronous compute, though sadly these features are missing from the launch version of the game. 

This is the first Deus Ex game to come on the current generation of console hardware, with the game having a significant visual upgrade over Human Revolution, so much so that it is going to take some beefy hardware if you wish to play this game at max settings. 

The Deus Ex series has always been about top of the line hardware, with Adam Jenson constantly upgrading himself to give him the edge in battle. Will the average gaming PC be able to run this game, or will your rig require a little augmentation? 




For this game, we will be using the newest drivers that were available when the game released, which is Nvidia’s Game Ready Geforce 372.54 driver and AMD’s 16.8.2 driver, both of which are the most recent GPU drivers for either company. 


Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using both high-end and mid-range GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. 


Game Test Rig
Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.7GHz
ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
G.Skill Ripjaws 4x4GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 

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Nvidia GTX 980Ti (Left), AMD R9 Fury X (Middle) GTX 1070 Founders Edition (Right)


For the high-end, we will be testing AMD’s R9 Fury X, the GTX 980Ti and the GTX 1070.  Sadly we do not have a GTX 1080 to test at this time. 

For the Mid-range offerings, we will be testing the new RX 480 and GTX 1060, both of which will be the ASUS Strix Gaming models.


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ASUS GTX 1060 Strix (Left), ASUS RX 480 Strix (Right)


To represent AMD and Nvidia’s lower-end GPU offerings we have decided to use the AMD R9 380 and the Nvidia GTX 960. Both of these GPUs will be the ASUS Strix models. 

Both of these GPUs offer very similar performance in most scenarios and come in at very similar price points, so it will be very interesting to see which GPU will come out on top. 


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Nvidia GTX 960(Left), AMD R9 380(Right)