Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Performance Analysis 143

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Performance Analysis

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Introduction



Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the 2016 successor to Human Revolution, which was released in 2011. The game lets you play Adam Jensen, an Interpol agent who has to find out what happened two years earlier, in the "Aug Incident," when mechanically augmented humans became uncontrollable and rose up to their masters.

The game adapts most mechanics from its predecessor, giving you the choice between acting stealthily or going in with guns blazing. Hacking also plays a key role in the game, letting you bypass doors and locks.

Mankind Divided features a new graphics engine by Eidos Montreal called Dawn Engine, which is built on Glacier Engine 2 (Hitman: Absolution). The game makes full use of DirectX 11 capabilities, including Tessellation, Ambient Occlusion, Contact Hardening Shadows, Volumetric Lighting, and Screenspace Reflections. While a DirectX 12 version was initially promised at launch in this AMD Gaming Evolved title, the feature has been delayed and is scheduled to arrive on September 7th.

In this article, we put a selection of performance-thru-enthusiast graphics cards through "Mankind Divided" to give you a decent idea of how well it runs on some of the most common graphics cards at four popular resolutions, including 1080p, 1440p, and 4K Ultra HD. We also tested Ultra and High settings separately.
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