Hitman PC Performance Review
Published: 13th March 2016 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
1440p Testing with AMD R9 Fury X and Nvidia GTX 980Ti
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 comparing our 1440p results in Hitman to our 1080p results you can see that we do not see much of a performance decrease when moving to this higher resolution.
One thing that we also see when moving to 1440p is that AMD's R9 Fury X gains a clear performance advantage at both the games highest and lowest settings, making AMD the clear choice when looking for the best high resolution performance in this game.