Xe-LP GPU Performance: Deus Ex Mankind Divided

Deus Ex is a franchise with a wide level of popularity. Despite the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (DEMD) version being released in 2016, it has often been heralded as a game that taxes the CPU. It uses the Dawn Engine to create a very complex first-person action game with science-fiction based weapons and interfaces. The game combines first-person, stealth, and role-playing elements, with the game set in Prague, dealing with themes of transhumanism, conspiracy theories, and a cyberpunk future. The game allows the player to select their own path (stealth, gun-toting maniac) and offers multiple solutions to its puzzles.

DEMD has an in-game benchmark, an on-rails look around an environment showcasing some of the game’s most stunning effects, such as lighting, texturing, and others. Even in 2020, it’s still an impressive graphical showcase when everything is jumped up to the max.

Deus Ex Mankind Divided: 600p Minimum QualityDeus Ex Mankind Divided: 1080p Maximum Quality

At the minimum settings, all of the integrated graphics are easily playable, with AMD winning at 15 W but the 28 W Tiger Lake goes a bit above that, within reaching distance of the desktop APU. At a more regular 1080p Maximum, the 20 FPS is perhaps a bit too slow for regular gameplay.

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  • MadManMark - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - link

    I don't quite get the "sardine oil basting AMD" analogy?

    Is that some English thing, can you Britsplain the meaning for this ignorant Yank?
  • MamiyaOtaru - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - link

    ironically it's actually a super American pop culture reference: like some other things in the article it's a reference to something from Tiger King Reply
  • huangcjz - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - link

    Ars Technica has disclosed that the system was made by MSI, and that it kinda resembles what will eventually become their Prestige 14 Evo system. Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - link

    "Kinda resembles" doesn't mean it might not have super special cooling to show the chip in an artificially good light.

    If that level of cooling isn't going to be in the market then the results are marketing distortion.
  • Oxford Guy - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - link

    Before anyone says it's can't be special ask yourself why there are special conditions, like photographing the inside, etc. etc. The review said the cooling is overbuilt and not something for the marketplace.

    Remember Intel's overbuilt fridge that it used to sucker people?
  • Spunjji - Friday, September 18, 2020 - link

    Better cooling won't change the fact that it has a 15W power limit imposed for those particular tests, which Ian confirmed through testing - it just means that temperature won't be the limit. I really, really don't think this is a distorting factor for this comparison.

    If the OEMs put it into laptops that can't actually cool 15W, that's kind of on them. I suspect it'll happen (thought not as much as it happens with AMD designs, natch).
  • Oxford Guy - Sunday, September 20, 2020 - link

    I really think you're likely wrong.

    Lower temperature means more work for those watts.
  • Oxford Guy - Sunday, September 20, 2020 - link

    We are also familiar with Intel's "TDP" versus how much the machines actually draw.

    I don't trust any numerical claims from Intel. Verify then trust.
  • Spunjji - Sunday, September 20, 2020 - link

    They verified the numbers...

    Eh. I give up.
  • asfletch - Friday, September 18, 2020 - link

    Yeah Dave Lee recognised it as Prestige 14 shell too...wonder why the cloak+dagger... Reply

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