DX12 being broken at launch just leaves a bad taste in my mouth to be honest, and while the game looks good -- you need some serious GPU horsepower to drive Borderlands 3 at 4K which seems kind of ridiculous. It's no Control, or Crysis. Gearbox does state that DX12 is in "beta" for Borderlands 3, so there's that.
Borderlands 3 runs pretty nicely on the popular GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700/XT graphics cards, offering up over 60FPS average at 1080p. If you want closer to 100FPS then you're going to have to jump up to the RTX 2080 SUPER, and over 100FPS is going to require the RTX 2080 Ti.
Getting over 60FPS at 1440p is a little harder, and leave the older-gen GTX 1080 Ti, and the RTX 2070 SUPER and up hitting it. Nothing AMD has on the market can do 60FPS at all, with the RX 5700 XT only reaching 54FPS -- so too does the 16GB of HBM2-powered Radeon VII graphics card.
All-in-all, we have some results of Borderlands 3 that don't really inspire confidence that we'll see much more performance squeezed out of it from here. We might see some optimizations in game code from developer Gearbox and graphics cards makers in both AMD and NVIDIA -- but I wouldn't go expecting 30% gains overnight or anything.
DX12 mode working would be nice, to do some proper comparisons between DX11 and DX12, too.
Until then, happy looting!
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT