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World of Warcraft running on AMD GPU with DX12 interface on Windows 7. Any news of other DX12 titles on Windows 7?

Question asked by colesdav on Mar 23, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 23, 2019 by goodplay

I have tested DX12 versus DX11 on AMD Adrenalin 19.3.3 Driver on Windows 7 with World of Warcraft running on AMD GPU. 


Setting it up is easy, you kjust need to patch Windows 7 SP2 to the latest available updates and make sure you are running Patch 8.1.5. of World of Warcraft. Then just select DirectX 12 option  on the System -> Advanced -> Graphice API menu.

Here are a couple of videos to show performance comparison.
Video 1: World of Warcraft running on AMD GPU with DX12 interface on Windows 7 - YouTube 

Video 2:World of Warcraft running on AMD GPU with DX11 interface on Windows 7 - YouTube 

 

FPS Comparison.
I selected one particular scene @ 4K Resolution with the graphics settings in the videos and ran separate tests. 

I get the following averages.

DX11 36.1 FPS.
DX12 44.3 FPS.

That is a reasonable performance uplift of ~ 22.7%.

Note I had turned on the Radeon Overlay in the videos but, it did not record in ReLive properly on either DX11 or DX12.

I used the World of Warcraft FPS counter (enable using CTRL+R) in game to look at the FPS.

System Information:

CPU: i7-4770K.

Motherboard: ASUS Z87 Deluxe.

GPU: XFX R9 Nano running on PCIe 3.0x4 interface.
RAM: 32GB DDR3.

HDD: Seagate 1TB SSHD.

 

Any news of other DX12 titles on Windows that will be available to test soon?

Thanks.

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