Developed by Ubisoft Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Annecy, Red Storm and Reflections, Tom Clancy’s The Division will be released in a few hours. Before the release, Ubisoft launched the open and the closed Beta of this game and Ubisoft thank their fans in an open note as more than 6.4 million people accessed the open beta The Division. As a result, the company broke the record of the number of users in a beta of a new intellectual property. All these players dropped an average of4 hours and 52 minutes gameplay and most of the time was spent in the Dark Zone. The game is developed on Snowdrop Engine so graphics are looking extremely good (although not good as showcased in E3 2013 trailer) and now final build will decide the optimization of the game. Foregin media PCGamesHardware recently tested the graphics performance of The Division Open Beta on three different resolutions, below you can see the testing system specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K @4.5 GHz
  • Motherboard: Asus Z170 Deluxe, 16 GB DDR4-2800
  • Drivers: Geforce 361.91 WHQL, Radeon Software Crimson 16.1.1 Hotfix Feb. 3
  • OS: Windows 10 x64

AMD and NVIDIA Benchmarked in The Division


On 1080P everything set to Ultra, we can clearly see that The Division is extremely demanding game; for example, on average GTX 960 is running this game at 32.7FPS, and on the other side R9 380 was little faster with 2.9FPS.
On the 2nd we have same competitors in the race on Ultra settings, but now running at more demanding resolution 1440p. The GTX 970 on averaged 23.6FPS, whereas the R9 390 was a bit faster with 34FPS.
Same ultra settings, the GeForce GTX 980ti is still leading with a 29.6FPS while the R9 Fury was good for just 26.6FPS. At a 4k resolution both cards has not crossed the barrier of 30FPS, so we can assume that in order to run this game with good FPS at 4k resolution, single card from both camps is not enough.
Summarizing things, AMD’s Radeon GPUs perform astoundingly well in The Division, with Radeon R9 390 performing better than the GeForce GTX 970 on all three resolutions. For mid-range GPUs, the R9 380 was additionally reliably in front of the GTX 960 all through.