NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Review: Pascal For The Masses

Hitman And Ashes Of The Singularity DX12 Performance

The latest Hitman title for 2016, once again follows Agent 47, a genetically-enhanced, cold-blooded assassin, who finds himself at the center of new missions scatted across Central Europe, but not before some drama at an ICA training facility some 20 years before the events of 2012's Hitman: Absolution.

We tested this game using its DirectX 12 code path, at multiple resolutions, with all in-game options set to their maximum / Ultra values, with FXAA and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled...

Hitman (2016)
DirectX 12 Gaming Performance

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Hitman (2016)

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The GeForce GTX 1070 continued to offer Titan X-class performance in Hitman. This game had the Fury X and R9 Nano pulling ahead at 4K, however.
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All of the cards showed a bit of a hiccup at the beginning of the benchmark run, but smoothed out otherwise over the rest of the test.

Ashes Of The Singularity
DirectX 12 Performance

Oxide's Ashes Of The Singularity offers planetary warfare on a massive scale. The game also includes one of the first DirectX 12 benchmarks. And it's not synthetic like 3DMark’s API overhead feature test, but rather a real-world representation of in-game performance using a variety of workloads.

We ran the Ashes benchmark at multiple resolutions with its "Crazy" graphics preset and 4X anti-aliasing enabled to put as heavy a workload as possible on the GPUs.

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The GeForce GTX 1070 beat out the Titan X and Radeons at 1440P, but once the resolution was increased, the Fury X was able to pull ahead slightly. The R9 Nano trailed by the smallest of margins.

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