Hitman Beta Performance Review
Published: 20th February 2016 | Source: Hitman Beta | Price: |
Looking at this game right now it is really good to see that both AMD and Nvidia perform similarly at both the low and high end, though this could change before release with new drivers and performance impact of DirectX 12.
Though the beta does have a rather limited option menu we can see that this game does offer proper AA support with SMAA, and gives PC gamer fully rebindable controls and a detailed options menu. Hopefully the game will have more options in the full release of the game and offer good Multi-GPU support, though sadly at this time we do not have any identical GPUs to test in either Crossfire or SLI.
Right now the game is very playable with today's hardware, though at the moment AMD does have a notable advantage when it comes to average framerates.
Even at the games lowest settings I can say that this game looks nice, with the higher settings adding Anti-aliasing, increased shadow quality and more details in the distance, though these differences are very hard to notice without a side-by-side comparison.
With this game currently being in beta we should not consider the results hare as being indicative of the games final performance on release, but it is great to see that this game is performing well on both AMD and Nvidia hardware before release, even without an optimized driver from AMD.
One of the major disappointments of this beta was that the PC version lacked DirectX 12 support, but I guess IO interactive do not want to show that feature at this time. It is expected that DirectX 12 will help give gamers higher framerates in this title, especially on AMD's GPU hardware given this games support for Asynchronous Compute. Right now Asynchronous compute is expected to deliver around 10% more performance on supported hardware, but we will have to wait until release to confirm these suspicions.
The only niggle that I have with this game is the low minimum framerate performance of the title, making it difficult to have a complete stutter free experience in the title. Maybe this issue will be fixed with DirectX 12 and/or driver optimizations, but at least for now the game does seem to perform very well on most situations.
One final not here is that right now those who purchase an AMD FX 6-core or above CPU or a R9 390 or above GPU will get this title for free if they are purchased from selected retailers, so please factor this into your decision of you are purchasing any new hardware soon.