Wednesday, March 13th 2019

The Division 2 System Requirements Outed - RX 480 Enough for 1080p @ 60 FPS, DX12 Renderer Offers Much Improved Performance

The Division 2 is shaping up to be one of the hottest releases of 2019 - particularly as the other shared world, third-person shooter, Anthem, has fared somewhat below expectations. And while Anthem offers very impressive visuals, it also comes with relatively steep performance requirements - at least comparing with The Division 2's requirement of an RX 480 for 1080, 60 FPS gaming. For 4K, 60 FPS, you'll require a much bigger hardware commitment, in the form of AMD'S Radeon VII or NVIDIA's RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, with a minimum of 16 GB system RAM and a Ryzen 7 2700X or Intel Core I7-8700X CPU.

The Snowdrop engine The Division 2 makes use of, developed in-house by Massive Entertainment, features a particularly impressive DX12 implementation, which should offer some 10-20 fps improvement in certain scenarios. DSO Gaming, testing in the private Beta, saw differences between 59 FPS under DX 11 and 80 FPS, in the minimum frame rate, for the same scene. So if you're not running DX 12 or a DX 12 capable card, know that even a graphics card with the same performance as yours, but that supports the DX12 renderer, will bring tangible performance benefits - particularly if you have an AMD card, due to the title's extensive use of Async Compute. The Division 2's release is set for March 15.
Sources: Ubisoft Store, DSO Gaming
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36 Comments on The Division 2 System Requirements Outed - RX 480 Enough for 1080p @ 60 FPS, DX12 Renderer Offers Much Improved Performance

#26
ZoneDymo
notb
Oh man... they've really "optimized" these requirements.

Here's a hypothesis: for each game released this year and each settings, there exists an i7 old and weak enough to be considered minimal.
They could have easily replaced that i5-2500K as well. :)

And putting 7900X as minimal Intel for 4K is just sad.

Literally few days ago some known AMD fanboys mocked Tom's Hardware for being *allegedly* sponsored by Nvidia. I'd love to see their opinion in this thread... ;-)
Well its nothing under the table that this game is AMD sponsored, but yeah im ok with the bigger fond for AMD specs, im ok with AMD being in bright orange, but the comparison gear is nonsense
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#27
Prima.Vera
Played the open Beta...got bored to death. Nothing different from the first one. Same ol' boring grinding, lame and pathetic story, graphics -same or worst than previous one; nothing to justify the callous price those guys are selling the game for.
NOTHING!
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#28
IceShroom
dj-electric
I get that AMD promotes this but some of those cpu requirements are straight up looking at your $#@& using a magnifying glass.
Well many games don't even put AMD CPU/GPU in their system requirements.
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#29
notb
Prima.Vera
Played the open Beta...got bored to death. Nothing different from the first one. Same ol' boring grinding, lame and pathetic story, graphics -same or worst than previous one; nothing to justify the callous price those guys are selling the game for.
NOTHING!
That's what I've been saying (in a thread about value of bundled games). These games are usually mediocre. The price shrinks quickly after launch or they're literally given away in all kinds of "deals" and "game passes".
I've also played the Beta.
Well.. it's just "a game". Not awful, but nothing special. If I played 4h a day, I might considered buying this game for $5 on GOG (which should be possible soon enough).
These games got so generic lately... I'm surprised they aren't made by AI yet.

IceShroom
Well many games don't even put AMD CPU/GPU in their system requirements.
Should they?
IMO min requirements should show one piece of hardware. You have to find how your CPU/GPU relates to the one shown anyway. It's even more acceptable when one of the companies has 90% market share.
Imagine what would happen if we had 5 CPU makers...
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#30
Readlight
Where are high quality games for old cpu?
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#31
INSTG8R
My Custom Title
Readlight
Where are high quality games for old cpu?
That’s an oxymoron...
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#32
Fizban
INSTG8R
That’s an oxymoron...
High quality game doesn't equate to flashy graphics.
There are plenty of great Indie games with conservative system requirements.
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#33
INSTG8R
My Custom Title
Fizban
High quality game doesn't equate to flashy graphics.
There are plenty of great Indie games with conservative system requirements.
Not his point..He wants Div2 on his potato...
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#34
Fizban
Eh, his i5-2400 isn't "that" bad, I'd expect it to still play most modern games, including this one, just fine. It's slower than the listed i5-2500k, but not significantly. It's about equal to the FX-6350 that is listed from AMD.
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#35
Prima.Vera
For some reason, and talking to other people and reads on various forums, this game value should be something like 10$ or F2P with micro transaction for cosmetics only. Really, there are F2P online games much much better out there than this "jewel"....
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#36
notb
Prima.Vera
For some reason, and talking to other people and reads on various forums, this game value should be something like 10$ or F2P with micro transaction for cosmetics only. Really, there are F2P online games much much better out there than this "jewel"....
Wasn't this obvious the moment it got into the AMD game bundle?
If you take the cheapest Radeon that comes with 3 games and subtract their MSRP, how much is left for the card itself? $30? One has to be insane to believe these games will be good and stay at the launch price for long. :-)
At the moment Division 2 is also bundled with some Corsair products and I've seen it in some local deals. It's shaping up to be the "bundle hit" of this year. And then, inevitably, it'll land on humble bundle for a few bucks. Possibly right next to Anthem - another great $60 "bundle hit". :-)
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