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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  • Spunjji - Friday, September 18, 2020 - link

    Yet actual performance isn't as far apart as IPC alone would indicate, because the designs differ in some fundamental ways. It'll be interesting to see how this shakes out in practice. Reply
  • RedOnlyFan - Friday, September 18, 2020 - link

    Lol you have got your info wrong. Sunny cove and willow cove IPC is more or less the same. Sunny cove is 18% higher IPC over skylake. Willow cove performance is higher because of higher clock ~20% more. It's impossible to define what's "sufficient". Reply
  • Rudde - Saturday, September 19, 2020 - link

    From Spec2017: Willow Cove has 15% higher integer IPC and 12% higher floating point IPC compared to Zen 2. Zen 3 should be on par with Willow Cove on IPC. Golden Cove will of course keep a gap to Zen 3. Reply
  • zepi - Friday, September 18, 2020 - link

    You should also publish the frequency vs. time graph for some of the tests. This would make it much easier to estimate how the chips scale with TDP. Reply
  • Sychonut - Friday, September 18, 2020 - link

    For me personally, the real star of the show are those ARM processors (especially Apple's) performing so admirably at a smaller power envelope. Reply
  • abufrejoval - Friday, September 18, 2020 - link

    For me the biggest motivator for getting one of these in a NUC would be to play with the shadow stack, control flow integrity (CFI) and memory encryption, because the ability to run secured corporate VMs on personal home-office hardware has a lot of appeal, even if it's originally a cloud issue.

    I'd obviously want those same features from AMD and wonder where they stand: Are their VM encryption mechanisms sufficiently similar to what Intel is pushing (would such things actually be covered under their intellectual property agreements)?

    Any word on CFI from AMD? Or actual implementation of similar extensions on the ARM side?
    Reply
  • vinay001 - Friday, September 18, 2020 - link

    @Anandtech, What happened to 3080 review?? Reply
  • Rudde - Saturday, September 19, 2020 - link

    CA wildfires Reply
  • andracass - Saturday, September 19, 2020 - link

    The side ports on that reference model and the way the screen props the laptop up when you open it makes the device VERY reminiscent of the MSI Prestige.
    Like, identical.
    Reply
  • Ian Cutress - Sunday, September 20, 2020 - link

    It is. Intel initially asked the press not to put too much emphasis on the OEM they partnered with, as retail units will be different and more optimized. But a lot of press straight up mentioned it in their reviews, so I guess the cat is out of the bag. Reply

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