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DirectX 12 vs DirectX 11 - AMD Polaris and GCN

Sniper Elite 4 Performance Review

DirectX 12 vs DirectX 11 - AMD Polaris and GCN

AMD has traditionally had a better time with the DirectX 12 API, offering Async Compute support on hardware that is several generations old. This allows HD 7000 series GPUs or newer to use both DirectX 12 and Async Compute, potentially offering some significant performance boosts. 

Polaris

When using AMD's RX 480 GPU we can see that both DirectX 12 and Async Compute offer performance boosts, especially when looking at minimum framerates. The boost from 52 to 60 at 1080p is a 15% increase, which is very noticeable in game.   

 

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GCN

When moving to older AMD hardware like the R9 Fury X, we can see that DirectX 12 can be vital to achieving high framerates. With the Fury X, we can see that DirectX 12 allows the R9 Fury X to unlock a lot of its hidden potential, offering a 10-ish FPS increases at both 1080p and 1440p

With the Fury X, we can see that DirectX 12 allows the R9 Fury X to unlock a lot of its hidden potential, offering a 10-ish FPS increases in both minimum and average framerates at 1080p and 1440p.

  
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15-02-2017, 07:10:24

SPS
Great info dump. I'd be interested to see a set of results with the CPU massively downclocked with all setting levels in both DX11 and DX12 versus stock clocks.Quote

15-02-2017, 13:59:12

NeverBackDown
Pascal still being picky with Async I see. Better then worse half the time. I think going from dx11 to 12 without Async, those tiny performance gains probably come from only the CPU, even with Async again half the time it's like that too. Although it is rather interesting to see that you get the best improvements at lower resolution and you get less and less in return as you crank up the settings.Quote

15-02-2017, 15:46:38

AngryGoldfish
Another good showing from the Fury X. The HBM is proudly displaying its wings with the higher resolutions. Vega and future HBM-equipped GPU's by Nvidia and AMD will be excellent for higher resolutions.Quote
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