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Hitman: Absolution Performance

Hitman: Absolution
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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 Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X led the pack in the Hitman Absolution benchmark, besting the best NVIDIA has to offer at both resolutions. Though the game did decide to choke on the Titan at the lower resolution. That's an anomaly we haven't gotten to the bottom of yet--there's no reason the Titan would trail a 780 here.
 



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There were no frame pacing issues to speak of in this game for the Radeons either. Frame pacing was consistent and fast throughout the benchmark run.
 


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