Hitman PC Performance Review

1080p Testing with the GTX 960 and R9 380

Hitman PC Performance Review

1080p Testing with the GTX 960 and  R9 380


While Hitman does include a built in benchmarking tool, we find that actual gameplay is typically the best way for us to conduct our GPU testing. We decided to use the new Paris level is our own benchmarks, playing through the level for around 90 seconds in exactly the same way every time for consistency.

Sadly at this time the DirectX 12 version of the game can be very unstable and rather buggy, especially when were frequently changing the games graphical settings and resolution. This sadly means that we could not test the DirectX 12 version of Hitman properly, leaving us with just DirectX 11 results.

In DirectX 12 we had frequent crashes with Nvidia GPUs and have found random launch crashes and the appearance of a 60FPS framerate cap on AMD, a cap which we found very difficult to bypass. In the future we would like to retest the game with DirectX 12, but right now it looks like the DirectX 12 version of the game needs some patching.  

When looking at our AMD R9 380 and Nvidia GTX 960, two similarly priced GPUs, we found that this game heavily favored AMD, with the GTX 960 being outperformed in all cases. AMD's performance lead was so severe that AMD's minimum framerate performance was often within a few frames of the GTX 960's average framerate performance.   


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