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Ashes of the Singularity Benchmarks

Oxide's Ashes Of The Singularity was the first application to offer DirectX 12 support. This is an RTS featuring epic, massive-scale planetary battles. As we've mentioned before, the AotS included benchmark is not synthetic like 3DMark’s API overhead feature test, but rather a real-world representation of in-game performance using a variety of workloads.

Here we test Ashes at varying display resolutions with using its "Crazy" graphics preset and 4X anti-aliasing enabled to put as heavy a workload as possible on the GPUs.

Ashes Of The Singluarity
DirectX12 vs DirectX 11

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Ashes Benchmark 1440p DX11
Ashes Benchmark 4K DX11
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Ashes Benchmark 1440p DX12
Ashes Benchmark 4K DX12
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Right out the gate, Ashes shows significantly better performance under DX12 across our tested GPUs. It's clear if you are playing Ashes and want to squeeze a bit more performance out of your current GPU, then Windows 10 and DX 12 are worth serious consideration.

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