Hitman 2 PC Performance Review

Graphical Comparison - Low to Ultra

Hitman 2 PC Performance Review

Graphical Comparison - Low to Ultra

At low settings, Hitman 2 doesn't look bad, with especially in areas where the game lacks large amounts of grass and other foliage, as it is the game's prime candidate for pop-in outside of dynamic shadows.   

Between Low and Medium, we found that texture resolution changed are difficult to spot outside of select sequences, where players are either taking a close look at some environmental details of the resolution of the clothing of NPCs. Things will look sharper with higher resolution textures, but the game doesn't look irredeemably awful without them.  

In the image below the main differences that are visible is an increased level of detail on the distant castle and the addition of ambient shadows. Medium is where we think players should aim for as a baseline for Hitman 2, though users of 2GB graphics cards will be limited to Low Texture settings unless you override the game's VRAM options. 


(Low VS Medium (Click to see larger version))
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Cranking things up to high, we see that more details are added in the distance, from increased geometry for the castle itself, especially in the far distance as well as increased amounts of foliage and additional shadow complexity. 

To the left of Agent 47 (it might be hard to tell it's him with the mask on), you can see that the stone house has a small light above its door, which is not fully visible at medium settings. The Archway that can be seen at the right of Agent 47 is where we see some of the most notable boosts in image quality, especially if you look at the images below at their native 1440p resolution.   


(Medium VS High (Click to see larger version))
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At Ultra settings we can see that further graphical enhancements, with further increases to the scene's geometric complexity, especially around the castles corbels where higher polygon geometry and increased shadow complexity is evident. 

None of the extra details here is vital for the scene, though they are worthwhile if your PC has the umph to handle it.  


(High VS Ultra (Click to see larger version))
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20-11-2018, 13:43:21

AlienALX
hahaha that pic is hilarious you've got Intel shooting AMD, then Nvidia throwing AMD over the banister. hahahaha !!Quote

20-11-2018, 13:46:16

WYP
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
hahaha that pic is hilarious you've got Intel shooting AMD, then Nvidia throwing AMD over the banister. hahahaha !!
It's good to have fun with the images.



Apologies for how late this one is peeps, I was unwell last week so things got a little delayed.Quote

20-11-2018, 13:58:04

BFBC2033
Your testresults are quiet unusual, just take a look around. For example Setve from hw undboxed got his vega 56 infront of a 1070ti, yes thats a bit high but way more in line than what you got. I would strongly suggest you to look at your testsetup. Your test is the only one with such a massive deficite for AMD. Also those childish pictures leave a untrustworthy tast behind.Quote

20-11-2018, 14:32:22

WYP
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Originally Posted by BFBC2033 View Post
Your testresults are quiet unusual, just take a look around. For example Setve from hw undboxed got his vega 56 infront of a 1070ti, yes thats a bit high but way more in line than what you got. I would strongly suggest you to look at your testsetup. Your test is the only one with such a massive deficite for AMD. Also those childish pictures leave a untrustworthy tast behind.
I will have a look the HW Unboxed's findings and see how his test location compares to the one that we used.

We use a location that is much later in the game and represents some of the worst performance that the game can offer. I will look at the game again to see if anything changes, but each graphics card has a clean driver install, so it isn't that.

The mission HW unboxed used appears to be one of the lesser demanding areas, but I will report back when I look into things a little more.Quote

20-11-2018, 21:07:29

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by BFBC2033 View Post
Your testresults are quiet unusual, just take a look around. For example Setve from hw undboxed got his vega 56 infront of a 1070ti, yes thats a bit high but way more in line than what you got. I would strongly suggest you to look at your testsetup. Your test is the only one with such a massive deficite for AMD. Also those childish pictures leave a untrustworthy tast behind.
It all depends on the mission. Reviews have never been apples to apples even with the same hardware. Not sure why you expect anything else?

As for the pictures they are so irrelevant that to assume it makes an article untrustworthy is to me quite childish that it bothers someone. I only mention this because you come off as an AMD guy who is upset the vega 56 and the cover article photo both show AMD falling behind. I mean we already know a Vega 56 is slower than a 1070ti, so I again don't know why you expect anything else mate?

Food for thought, maybe Steve's results are a bit off and not WYPs? I would be more suspect a 1070ti lost a Vega 56 than anything.
Not attacking you. Just curious as to why you think the review was bad when it honestly is one of the very few performance reviews on the internet that I found. I looked around as you suggested and found just this article. Nothing else comparing really anything(outside of consoles from Digital Foundry).Quote
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