Quantum Break has just been released on Steam and it appears that this particular version runs way better on NVIDIA’s hardware than its DX12 brother. According to various reports, the Steam version can be up to 30% faster than the W10 version on NVIDIA’s GPUs, something that does not really surprise us.
In case you weren’t aware of, the Steam version only supports DX11. Remedy claimed that it was more comfortable with this API, which is why it decided to focus on it for this Steam release.
Given the fact that there are no visual differences between the DX11 and the DX12 versions, Quantum Break also proves that most current DX12 games are nothing special. In theory DX12 can benefit a lot of PC games, especially during CPU-heavy scenarios. However, most current DX12 games are not actually taking advantage of its capabilities, resulting in underwhelming performance.
Below you can find some comparison videos between the DX11 and the DX12 versions of Quantum Break!