It suffers on Nvidia hardware, though…
As promised, the DirectX 12 update for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is now available for the PC version of the game. The update seems to run very poorly for Nvidia users, however, which seems to be a trend with these DirectX 12 games- in general, it has been found that Nvidia hardware suffers more on DirectX 12 for some reason than AMD.
DSO Gaming tested the DirectX 12 build on Nvidia hardware, and found the hits to performance to be unacceptable- they’re recommending that you stay away from this one for now. That said, the build is at least labeled as a ‘preview’ build, so maybe over time, it can be updated and get better than the frankly horrific state that it is in right now.
The full patch notes for the update follow. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
As of today, users are also able to utilize the awaited DirectX 12 Graphics API. To activate this you are required to do the following:
After the game has downloaded the DirectX 12 supported build you can then toggle DirectX 12 from either the launcher window or from the Display options within the game.
Note that DirectX 12 requires a restart of the game if (de-)activated from within a running Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game session.