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Hitman 2 Benchmarked: DX12 Testing On 20 Graphics Cards (Page 9)

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 2, 2019 at 8:30 pm CDT - 1 min, 9 secs time to read this page

Final Thoughts

Hitman 2 has some really stand out moments from a graphics perspective, especially at 4K. It looks and runs great on Ultra settings, even on a lower-end card at 1080p like the RX 570 with 62FPS average, or the GTX 1060 with 60FPS average. If you're gunning for 4K then you're going to need, not just want, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti as it just plows through the game on Ultra.


The inclusion of DX12 is a nice touch by IO Interactive, bringing the game into the new wave of DX12-enabled titles. Even without RTX abilities like real-time ray tracing, the developer has done an incredible job at times and places on the lighting and shadows.

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Wrapping up, Hitman 2 is a great-looking game that does benefit from DX12 on multi-threaded CPUs. If you've got yourself a nice, new Ryzen 7 2700X processor then you will want to flick DX12 on for Hitman 2. If you're using other setups like Intel + NVIDIA or Intel + AMD, then you will want to play around with your resolution and toggle DX11/DX12 in the benchmark tool to see if you lose or gain performance.

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I'll leave you with some of the screenshots I took along the way in testing out Hitman 2, as well as the next page with a bunch more images taken in native 4K at Ultra settings.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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