Gaming Tests: 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. For this title, we are testing the following resolutions:

  • 600p Low, 1440p Low, 4K Low, 1080p Max

The benchmark runs for about 90 seconds. We do as many runs within 10 minutes per resolution/setting combination, and then take averages and percentiles.

AnandTech Low Resolution
Low Quality
Medium Resolution
Low Quality
High Resolution
Low Quality
Medium Resolution
Max Quality
Average FPS
95th Percentile

DEMD is often considered a CPU-limited title, so when the 11700K is better than the older Intel CPUs is at the low resolution, low quality setting, that confirms that. But as we ramp up the resolution, and the quality, the 11700K falls behind ever so slightly in both averages and percentiles.

All of our benchmark results can also be found in our benchmark engine, Bench.

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  • rfxcasey - Friday, March 19, 2021 - link

    Yeah, might have to agree with you on this, from what I've seen the new instructions are amazing. They might be a real game changer but one thing is certain, it's the way of the future.
  • Sgtkeebler - Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - link

    Should I buy this or the i9-10900k. I have an i7-9700k but I want to blow my stimulus because I have a pto cash out coming in may
  • Oxford Guy - Saturday, March 27, 2021 - link

    If wasting money excites you...
  • Priogeth - Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - link

    Gesaz what is all this nonesense about?
    here some values:
    (Name; Speed%*; mem; 1core; 2core; 4core; 8core; 64core; Price; )
    11400F: 97.6%; 84pts; 159pts; 313pts; 594pts; 930pts; 1127pts; 200€;
    7 3700x: 86%; 78pts; 135pts; 267pts; 508pts; 918pts; 1404pts; 264€;
    7 5800x: 98%; 87pts; 157pts; 312pts; 589pts; 1062pts; 1637pts; 380€
    9 5900x: 101% 89pts; 159pts, 314pts; 602pts; 1167pts; 2347pts; 500€
    11700k: 107%; 87pts; 180pts; 358pts; 679pts; 1206pts; 1681pts; 350€

    (100% speed performance = i9-9900k)
    the values are from userbenchmark dot com, and can be checked your selves.
    you might also want to go and check how these values come together b4 making any statements!

    in comperison with these values you can clearly see that the i7-11700k is the top runner! not only in gaming but also in number crushing.
    tho i would still more than recomend the ryzen9 5900x/5950x or a threadripper if you realy depend in numbercrushing like renderings and such.

    also worth mentioning is the I7-11400F if youre on a budget. best gaming cpu for that price.

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