No DirectX 12 in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided at Launch

No DirectX 12 in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided at Launch

Good news in terms of performance stability

Before we get into the main reason you are here, why DirectX 12 will not be available at launch next week? Let us take a look at the recommended PC specs you will need to run Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and we find out when preloading will be available on Steam.


  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) or AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB)


  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K or AMD FX 8350
  • MEMORY: 16GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480

On the Deus Ex Team steam page they stated that they promise to release DirectX 12 support after launch.
The statement that was released goes as follows:

“The Deus Ex franchise originated on PC, and we’re passionate about continuing to provide the best experience possible to our long-time fans and players on the PC. Contrary to our previous announcement, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is shipping on August 23rd, will unfortunately not support DirectX 12 at launch.”

“We have some extra work and optimizations to do for DX12, and we need more time to ensure we deliver a compelling experience. Our teams are working hard to complete the final push required here though, and we expect to release DX12 support on the week of September 5th!”

What are the key diferences between DX11 and DX12?

Let’s get one thing straight first, DirectX 12 is not going to make your PC or Xbox One drastically faster, the main difference with DX12 is that developers can tap into Nvidia’s & AMD’s newest graphics API to access all the cores to lessen the workload for your PC. DX12 will allow the user better rendering time and a dramatic reduction in latency.

NVIDIA CARDS: The Nvidia graphics cards that support Direct X12 are the GTX 900 series, 1000 Series and Titan X gpu’s.
AMD CARDS: The AMD graphics cards that support Direct X12 are the Radeon RX Series, R9 Series, R7 Series and R5 240 gpu’s.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is launching next week on 24 August 2016 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Let us know in the comments below how the DirectX12 experience has been for you?


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