Hitman PC Performance Review

Conclusion

Hitman PC Performance Review

Conclusion

When playing this release of Hitman there are two things that are very clear when looking at the PC performance of the game, first that the games performance has improved massively since last month's beta and that this game heavily favors AMD GPUs. 

Being an AMD Gaming Evolved title it was always expected that AMD GPUs would perform well, but when looking at similarly priced GPUs like our R9 380 and GTX 960, or our R9 Fury X and our GTX 980Ti AMD is simply dominant when looking at our graphs. 

When it comes to graphical fidelity Hitman is not going to be winning any awards, but what Hitman offers is a great deal of scalability, allowing both high and low end hardware to be play the game at above 60FPS with relative ease. This is great to see given the fact that both console versions of this game run at 1080p 30FPS. 

The graphical options menu is very easy to use in this title, being easily accessible both inside and outside the game, allowing players to easily change the games graphical details and even choose which screen they would like to use to play the game with in a multi-screen setup. 

Sadly at the time of writing the DirectX 12 version of the game does have some issues, frequently crashing for a lot of users and capping the framerate for some AMD users. We were able to play the game with DirectX 12 with some GPUs and settings, but with others we had frequent crashing and other stability issues.

Hopefully these issues with DirectX 12 will be addressed in a future game patch, or with future GPU drivers, but at least for now we would recommend that users stick to the DirectX 11 version of the game.

For the price of £10.99 Hitman's Intro offers quite a few hours of enjoyment, especially if you enjoy finding the many secret options for assassinating your target and enjoy Hitman's unique gameplay style.  If you are looking for a full gameplay experience or a complete story, Hitman is not the game for you right now, as most of the games missions are still incomplete and will become available later for those who buy the "full experience" for £39.99. If you want the whole game I would wait until if is fully released, especially since the game may be on sale and available at a lower price as the more "episodes" released.

 

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