AMD Radeon R7 260X, R9 270X, and R9 280X Tested

Hitman: Absolution Performance

Hitman: Absolution
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted - and now hunted by the police - he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world. We tested the game at multiple resolutions, with all in-game options set to their maximum values and global illumination and 4X anti-aliasing enabled.

The results from our Hitman Absolution tests are a mirror of many others we've seen up to this point. The new Radeon R9 280X trailed the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition by a small margin, the Radeon R9 270X performed right about on-par with or slightly better than the GeForce GTX 760, and the Radeon R7 260X clearly outpaced the Radeon HD 7790, but fell victim to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost. 

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With the exception of the Radeon HD 7790, which was saddled with only a 1GB frame buffer and had some significant swings in frame latency, all of the cards pumped out frames with a similar cadence in this game. Though, obviously, the higher-performing cards cranked out the frames at a quicker rate.

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