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Hitman Graphics Performance Tweak Guide (Page 1)

Hitman Graphics Performance Tweak Guide

We show you the many graphics options in Hitman and how they affect gaming image quality and performance.

By Sean Ridgeley from Apr 5, 2016 @ 14:30 CDT

Introduction

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If the Hitman series were a person, it would now be old enough to drive. The latest entry is named simply "Hitman", and is the first in an episodic series. Developed by IO Interactive, as usual, it returns to its open-ended gameplay roots with sprawling, sandbox-style maps and quick saving, encouraging experimentation.

The Glacier engine is again employed here, with support for DirectX 12 and 4K. Visuals are strong, and performance is good, but a little tinkering never hurts, especially if you're on low-end or mid-range hardware. In this guide, I'll take a look at both to help you achieve a nice balance of both.

Test Setup and System Requirements

Our Test System

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (Stock)
  • Storage: Crucial BX200 2.5'' 480GB 6GB/s SSD
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Radeon Software Version 16.3
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse, G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780 Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

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