Benchmarks: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Ashes of the Singularity

Deus Ex Mankind Divided provided some very interesting results indeed and we are going to look at these a little differently. What's interesting to note here is that the 7700K with both graphics cards and the 1800X with the RX 480 all provided much the same performance regardless of the API used. Focus your attention on the 1800X with the GTX 1060.

Now the DX12 results. Here we see that it's really just the 1800X with the GTX 1060 that changes by any kind of significant margin. This might make it difficult to claim this is an Nvidia driver issue given the 7700K doesn't suffer the same decline in performance.

Of course the 1800X works perfectly fine with the RX 480 so this could point to an Nvidia driver issue. At a guess I would say it's down to Nvidia's DX12 implementation offloading items to the CPU in a way that's fine on Intel, but "not optimized" for Ryzen.

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is an important game to include as it has been updated recently to better utilize the Ryzen processors. Not only that but once again we have some interesting results to check out. So regardless of which graphics card we use the 1800X is faster than the 7700K.

Now please note I'm comparing the average figures from the normal and heavy batches from the very extensive built-in benchmark. Frankly this canned benchmark does a more extensive and better job of measuring in-game performance than I can.

So we see that when it comes to the minimum frame rate the 1800X and 7700K are very evenly matched. That said for the average the 1800X was 8% faster with the 1060 and 11% faster with the RX 480. Not really a significant difference either way, certainly margin of error stuff so I think it's far to say Ryzen is being represented correctly with their GPU.