Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Latest update improves DX12 performance but it’s nowhere close to DX11 (on NVIDIA’s hardware)

EIDOS Montreal and NIXXES have released a new patch for the PC version of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided that packed some DX12 performance improvements. Therefore, decided to test this new patch and see whether those claims were legit or not.

The good news is that this latest patch does improve the game’s awful DX12 performance on NVIDIA’s graphics cards. The bad news is that the DX12 performance is nowhere close to the DX11 performance.

Here are some comparisons between DX12 pre-patch (left), DX12 post-patch (middle) and DX11 (right).


It appears that NIXXES is trying to fix the game’s DX12 performance, however it’s quite obvious that it needs a lot of work until it matches the performance of DX11.

Therefore, we – once again – strongly suggest avoiding the DX12 version of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided if you are using NVIDIA’s hardware.


John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email