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DirectX 12 Preview Version Available For 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided'

Prior to the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the team at Eidos Montreal told players that support for the DirectX 12 API wouldn’t be available at launch, but it would arrive sometime on the week of September 5. The developers stayed true to their promise; a new patch for the game is now available, which includes the option to switch to DirectX 12.

In order to activate the new API for the game, you’ll need to opt-in into the “dx12_preview” patch in the Betas tab of the game’s Steam properties page. This is because the studio is still putting the final touches on DirectX 12, and it needs community feedback in order to make the last minute adjustments before the finalized version is released on the week of September 19. 

If you have a multi-GPU setup for your PC, note that this version of DirectX 12 won’t support it just yet; you’ll have to wait until the final release if you want to take full advantage of your hardware. There’s also a known bug that might cause some high-end GPUs to "regress relative" to DirectX 11. However, the developers are working on a fix.

The DirectX 12 addition is part of the game’s fifth patch, which addresses multiple gameplay issues, Steam Cloud saves, and UI improvements. If you want the full patch notes, you can find them on the game’s Steam news page.

  • dstarr3
    Does DX12 also add a proper ending?
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  • wifiburger
    directx 12, what a scam, it's there to waste the developers time / money
    microsoft is notorious for forcing closed source / difficult API onto developers,

    if you truly enjoy gaming you shouldn't support this API or games that offer this API period !
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  • sizzling
    Want some salt with that chip?
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  • DX12 -> biggest scam ever and the only reason for it is to give something to people to make them upgrade to another scam called Win10.
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  • jasonelmore
    DX12 gives low level access so mobile dual core laptops and consoles can do more with less hardware. DX has pushed GPU graphics for decades, and when you guys finally have a alternative, you shit all over dx and disown it. You guys need to appreciate what DX has done for pc gaming. geez
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  • dstarr3
    18568610 said:
    DX12 gives low level access so mobile dual core laptops and consoles can do more with less hardware. DX has pushed GPU graphics for decades, and when you guys finally have a alternative, you shit all over dx and disown it. You guys need to appreciate what DX has done for pc gaming. geez

    Indeed. The only thing DX did for PC gaming was made it a thousand times easier to develop a game and have it work as intended on a wide variety of different PCs. Without DX, we'd still be in the dark days of PC gaming of 20-25 years ago where you'd buy a game, take it home, and just hope it works, because if it didn't, it never would.

    Is Microsoft scummy? Obviously, yes. But the PC gaming world is much better with DX in it.
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  • mitch074
    DX12 is a scam, yes - Vulkan does the same thing but isn't joined at the hip with WinSpy 10.
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  • alextheblue
    18568610 said:
    DX12 gives low level access so mobile dual core laptops and consoles can do more with less hardware. DX has pushed GPU graphics for decades, and when you guys finally have a alternative, you shit all over dx and disown it. You guys need to appreciate what DX has done for pc gaming. geez
    At least in the case of wifiburger he is a known anti-MS troll. He trolls almost all MS-related articles to bash them and it's always nonsensical ravings.

    18569198 said:
    DX12 is a scam, yes - Vulkan does the same thing but isn't joined at the hip with WinSpy 10.
    What model of Linux phone do you use, again? Cause if you're using SpyOS or Spydroid (see you can add spy to anything) you're in the same boat. Worse in the case of Google - 90% of their revenue is from "advertising" much of which comes from skimming your data. Regardless of device a lot of it is necessary for full operation of certain features, but they can often be disabled. You can kill it off in Windows if you feel it necessary.
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  • blppt
    Sigh...I wish they had added mGPU support in with this beta, because the 2nd 290x in my AMD system remains idle in DX12 mode for this game, so of course, its slower than using DX11.

    Also, the hitches are still there, both of my 290x's have 8GB memory, so I should be able to use the max texture setting. Given that this game doesnt really have any "wow factor" type graphics, I'm forced to conclude its a pretty poor optimization job on PC.
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  • Nicholas Steel
    Doesn't DirectX 12 feature debugging layers you can insert in to your rendering code to help diagnose problems and then when everything looks like it is working correctly, remove the debugging layers? Where as Vulkan just doesn't have that, at all so fuck knows how you debug issues with Vulkan?
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