NVIDIA Threaded Optimization Exploration

There seems to be some concern over whether or not NVIDIA cards play well with Ryzen CPUs. So we tested using a GTX 1080 and turning threaded-optimization on and off to see what kind of a difference it makes. As it turns out, Ryzen is affected in a few games, though only significantly in Rise of the Tomb Raider. The other question concerns NVIDIA’s DX12 support and how that affects performance on this platform. In some games, notably Rise of the Tomb Raider, the GTX 1080 and Pascal Titan X tend to get better performance using DX11, though that’s something that is seemingly processor agnostic. That is, DX11 gives better results on both Intel and AMD processors in certain games with NVIDIA GPUs.