Deus Ex Linux Requirements Announced, Only NVIDIA GPUs Supported
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 2 November 2016 at 08:05 AM EDT. 53 Comments
LINUX GAMING --
Feral Interactive has published the system requirements for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. As usual, it's the GPU/driver requirements that are always most interesting.

As we found out last week, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Linux won't ship with a Vulkan renderer but this D3D12 title (that is also seeing a Metal port on macOS) will only have OpenGL support. But Feral is planning Vulkan Linux games for H1'2017. With this being a modern game released for Windows just this past August, the Linux system requirements are rather stiff.

Feral says the minimum system requirements are a GeForce GTX 680 with the proprietary driver while the recommendation is a 6GB GeForce GTX 1060 or newer. They also recommend a system with 16GB of RAM and Core i7 (Ivy Bridge or newer) CPU.

Feral's announcement specifically states, "Please note that AMD GPUs aren't supported."

The requirements were posted this morning with the game expected to ship for Linux tomorrow. On Windows the minimum is a GTX 660 / HD 7870 or recommendation is a RX 480 or GTX 970.

If the Linux version of Deus Ex has an (automated-friendly) benchmark mode, I'll be delivering many GPU/driver benchmarks at launch.
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