Computer Base tests DX12's mettle in The Division


— 10:47 AM on December 19, 2016

Microsoft's DirectX 12 API gets more popular every day. The latest AAA title to add support for Redmond's low-level graphics API is Ubisoft's The Division. German hardware site Computer Base took some time over the weekend to run some performance analysis comparing different combinations of DX11 or DX12, Intel Core i7-6700K and AMD FX-8370 CPUs, and four different graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD. Roughly put, the results show that performance in The Division with DX12 is improved with all hardware combinations except for the Intel Core i7-6700K with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060.

The biggest gain was the 13% increase shown by the Intel CPU with the GTX 1080. The AMD Fury X and RX 480 enjoyed improvements of four to nine percent regardless of CPU choice. The biggest changes in performance were at the 1920 x 1080 resolution, with deltas shrinking as the resolution went up. Some of the measured performance boosts were within the margin of error, though, like as the one-percent increase shown for the FX-8370 with the GTX 1060.

Computer Base has more graphs, including some frametime charts, as well as additional commentary on their findings, auf Deutsch, of course. We are living in the 21st century and online translation tools do a pretty good job these days, so go take a look.

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