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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.



Hitman Absolution ran exceptionally well on the new Radeon R9 290X. Both in terms of average and minimum frame rates, the Radeon R9 290X ruled the roost, outpacing every other card we tested.  We did, however, notice some more weirdness here. Quiet mode put up much higher minimum frame rates, which shouldn't really happen since the only thing Uber mode changes is the max fan speed.


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And our FCAT results somewhat correlate to what the frame rates said. When operating in Quiet mode, the R9 290X had no major issues with frame time, whereas Uber mode showed some much larger deltas in the middle and at the end of the run.
 


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