TechSpot: Deus Ex Human Revolution Performance Test

For those unfamiliar with the Deus Ex franchise, it goes back to the year 2000 when highly hyped developer Ion Storm went on to develop a System Shock-inspired action game that combined gameplay elements of first-person shooters and role-playing games.

After many years of waiting the third installment of the Deus Ex series has finally arrived. Deus Ex: Human Revolution, is a prequel to the original game, now developed by Eidos Montreal. Like previous titles, Human Revolution contains elements of first-person shooters and role-playing games, and to gamers' pleasure it appears the game is every bit as good as its predecessors.

In other good news, we could very well have a new game capable of fully utilizing the power and features of today’s high-end graphics cards. Such games have become increasingly rare and with the exception of just a select few, most of the games we have run performance tests on this year have been shameful console ports that would struggle to max out a tablet PC.

Read: Deus Ex: Human Revolution GPU & CPU Performance Test

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I had a lot of stutter on this game but after the update it ceased pretty intensly. Now I rarely stutter and that's only in highly graphically intense areas. (Smoke or a lot of debris) Running the game at near max settings on lower high-end specs.

I had to turn off AA to get smooth FPS at 2560x1600 on my 5850, but at that res I'm not complaining. Great game, with good (but not great) graphics!

Why do all sites benchmark Nehalem and newer CPUs only? some of us are still on the core 2 gen and would like to know how well the game will run on our rigs. It's not like they're under the min req's or anything -.-

epk said,
Why do all sites benchmark Nehalem and newer CPUs only? some of us are still on the core 2 gen and would like to know how well the game will run on our rigs. It's not like they're under the min req's or anything -.-
So that you don't start to cry.

epk said,
Why do all sites benchmark Nehalem and newer CPUs only? some of us are still on the core 2 gen and would like to know how well the game will run on our rigs. It's not like they're under the min req's or anything -.-

New game.
Average old to new specs.
Go upgrade.

New games aren't made for grandma computers.

x-byte said,
So that you don't start to cry.
Yinchie said,

New game.
Average old to new specs.
Go upgrade.

New games aren't made for grandma computers.

Except I'm pretty sure any Core 2 Duo can handle it alright and any Quad faces no problem.
Only very few games out there are CPU limited and that's only if your graphics card is really damn good or you don't play with high details (Flight Sim X and Dolphin emu are exceptions tho).

epk said,
Why do all sites benchmark Nehalem and newer CPUs only? some of us are still on the core 2 gen and would like to know how well the game will run on our rigs. It's not like they're under the min req's or anything -.-

well lets face it, it's not a game review and they only focus on hardware usually 12-15 within months max or so core 2 duos about a year and a half 2 years old now so not really of interest.

ahhell said,
Why not just list your specs in your post instead of linking to some website?

Because it is a HUGE list?
If you are scared of a virus coming from a text file, than unplug your computer now and stop using the internet, bet you are using IE.

Yinchie said,
bet you are using IE.

Typical dribbling uneducated nonsense. You act like he's the scared dumb one for using IE yet you're the one that used a file hosting service to host a text file, then a URL shortening service to hide it like a spambot, instead of using a popular text service such as pastebin.com or pastey.net.

*palmface*

funkydude said,

Typical dribbling uneducated nonsense. You act like he's the scared dumb one for using IE yet you're the one that used a file hosting service to host a text file, then a URL shortening service to hide it like a spambot, instead of using a popular text service such as pastebin.com or pastey.net.

*palmface*

Me being scared dumb?
I make use of cloud hosting and the url shortening is from themself.
Why would I waste time using pastebin when i can link directly to the file.

Pastebin is malware. Copyright theft.

I guess you are another IE noob.

Be sure to check out AA quality comparison on the internets or on your own. It seems FXAA delivers better contrast irrespective of GPU.

Also, what's with the stutter? I don't have the game myself but a friend of mine said it is pretty annoying at certain moments. I hope an update to the game or drivers will fix this.

cralias said,
Be sure to check out AA quality comparison on the internets or on your own. It seems FXAA delivers better contrast irrespective of GPU.

Also, what's with the stutter? I don't have the game myself but a friend of mine said it is pretty annoying at certain moments. I hope an update to the game or drivers will fix this.

Yeah the stutter is mega annoying, especially since it causes crashes on my PC (if it starts stuttering a lot then I can expect a crash soon). I really hope they issue a patch to resolve it ... even though I've already beaten the game, I would like to play through it again.

Sure it performs well, but it is still slow! My system can easily handle top end games, and it take over 2 mins to start the game, and well over 30 seconds when switching areas.

jnelsoninjax said,
Sure it performs well, but it is still slow! My system can easily handle top end games, and it take over 2 mins to start the game, and well over 30 seconds when switching areas.
Specs?

Mine load in 5-10 seconds on regular disk. SSD disks should be about instant. There was a patch at launch that fixes the load time a bit. If you have Steam, it's already installed...