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Ashes of Singularity: DirectX 12 Benchmark II
Massive-Scale RTS Hits BETA 2 with Explicit Multi-GPU rendering
Stardock and Oxide Games have renewed their Beta with an updated DirectX 12 benchmark, an upgrade to Ashes of the Singularity Benchmark I, released in Fall of 2015. We take a look at this new build in relation towards PC gaming graphics card performance with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards. In this article we'll look at single card performance.
However, we'll also have a look at a new DX12 related feature called explicit multi-GPU. You can now insert an additional video card into your PC and increase performance. Explicit Multi-GPU allows gamers to use an AMD card and an Nvidia card in the same system.
Ashes of the Singularity takes place in a post-technological singularity universe in which humans have begun to colonize the stars. Now, they face a foe that threatens to annihilate them, the Substrate, a race of machines that seeks to control the same worlds that humanity is claiming. Beta 2 includes a new DirectX 12 benchmark developed by Oxide Games as well as explicit support for new DirectX 12 features such as multiple GPUs and Asynchronous compute.
“With this update, players can improve game performance by adding another video card,” said Dan Baker, Chief Scientist at Oxide Games. “As long as the two cards are reasonably similar in performance, they can be of any model or brand including mixing AMD and NVidia cards together. Players just insert the additional video card and enable it via the game’s video options panel.”
The new benchmark is accessible by users from the main menu with different display preferences available from the options menu. We test with the latest game patch and for AMD Radeon Software Crimson 16.1x driver and for Nvidia the new 361.75 WHQL GeForce driver. The new benchmark is accessible by users from the main menu with different display preferences available from the options menu.