It’s not news that many PC users are reluctant to use the Windows 10 Store to buy Microsoft exclusive titles. Quantum Break was also one of those Windows 10 Store exclusive titles, but now the game is available on Steam too. As expected, Quantum Break works much better in the new version of Steam, as it only runs with DirectX 11.
The game on Steam throws up to 33 percent extra performance in the case of NVIDIA. With AMD hardware, specifically with the RX 480, no additional benefits. The graphics difference between both versions is negligible.
Quantum Break – Steam version runs up to 30% faster with NVIDIA hardware
|1080p / Ultra / Upscaling||DirectX 11 (Steam)||DirectX 12 (Windows Store)|
|Radeon RX 480 8GB||43.4||43.4|
|GeForce GTX 970||44.7||33.0|
|GeForce GTX 1060||47.5||39.5|
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Digital Foundry conducted a test running Quantum Break with a Radeon RX 480, GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1060 in the DirectX 11 version (Steam) with DirectX 12 (Windows Store). With the DirectX 11 version you can see average FPS of 45 FPS and on the other side on DirectX 12 average 38FPS. GeForce GTX 970 on DirectX 12 version of the game facing shuttering and screen freeze issues, while no issue with Steam version.