Unreal Engine 4 Demo Shows 18 FPS Improvement on DirectX 12 Using Same Hardware
Posted on Friday, August 7 @ 11:55:01 PST by Jonathan_Leack
With the release of Windows 10 many PC gamers are wondering what DirectX 12 means for the future of gaming. Up to this point it hasn't been very clear. Anecdotes point toward better performance in many modern games, but there hasn't been much to back up the claims.
An Unreal Engine 4 project creator that goes by the name CryZENx decided that he wanted to test DirectX 12 to see what it's all about for himself. His intrigue resulted in him porting over the Unreal Engine 4 Elemental Demo that Epic Games has used to sell its software. The results are surprising.
Testing the Unreal Engine 4 demo on its original DirectX 11 version versus the new DirectX 12 on the same hardware has shown an increase of up to 18 frames per second. Instead of framerate dropping to a bothersome 42 at times, it remains at the 60 FPS cap with consistency.
The demonstration was captured by CryZENx and has been published to YouTube. You can see it below. Note that an FPS overlay can be read on the top-right of the screen.
For reference, his PC specs are the following:
If you want to test this out for yourself, a download is available here. Just be sure that your PC is DirectX 12 compatible before giving it a go.
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