Unreal Engine 4 Demo Shows 18fps Difference with DirectX 12

Now that Windows 10 has been released, attention turns to DirectX 12. What we want to know is just what will the performance boost will be?

In this new video, YouTube user CryZENx has provided a demo reportable running on DirectX 12. Comparing performance between a DirectX 11 version, he claims that there is an 18fps difference, with DirectX 12 coming out on top. If this is true, then this may be good news for gamers.

CryZENx is a Unreal 4 project creator who has ported the Unreal Engine 4 demo to DirectX 12 to see the performance difference for himself. As you can see the results are impressive if proven true. With the DirectX 12 version staying at a constant 60fps, while the DirectX 11 reportedly lowers to 42fps at times. This is a noticeable difference.

While this seems like good news we have to remember that we don’t see these results just yet in the real world environment, though you can download the demo for yourself here and try it out. To run it you will have to have a computer that is capable of running DirectX 12.

The specs CryZENx was using for this demo are:

  • CPU: I7-4790K @ 4.8Ghz 1.32Vc + RAIJINTEK Triton watercooler
  • GPU: GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ OCed = 1400mhz core / 3900mhz Memory
  • MB: Asrock Z97 Extreme 4
  • RAM: 32GB (4x 8192MB) HyperX Savage RED DDR3-2400 DIMM CL11 Quad Kit
  • HDD: 1000 GB Sata 3.0 6 Gb/s Harddrive + 2TB hdd
  • PSU: 630 Watt Thermaltake 80+ Germany
  • Case: 410 Phantom red

This rig was used for both tests to make sure that the results could be compared against each other.

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