Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
One of 2016's most demanding titles for any system, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided seemed like an ideal game to include in our test suite. We performed our usual test run in the game's DirectX 11 mode with lots of eye candy turned on.
Whoops. Seems our test settings for Mankind Divided ended up more GPU-bound than we had expected. Still, these results show some minor variations in 99th-percentile frame times among the Intel CPUs we're testing, so even with a game that stresses the graphics card as much as Mankind Divided does, it helps to have a powerful CPU backing it up—just not by that much.
Given the rather pedestrian frame rates our test rigs achieved in this test, it's worth taking a look at the 33.3-ms threshold first. The Core i7-7700K delivers all of its frames above this threshold, while the other chips hamstring the GTX 1080 just a bit. That said, there's not a substantial gap between the best- and worst-performing chips in this test once we flip over to the 16.7-ms threshold.