NVIDIA TITAN X Review: The Pascal Beast Unleashed

Titan X 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 about Central Europe, but not before some drama in an ICA training facility some 20 years before the events of 2012's Hitman: Absolution. We tested the 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)



The new TITAN X continued to smoke all comers in our Hitman tests. It outperformed all of the other cards, regardless of resolution and came within a hair of hitting the 60 FPS mark at 4K.

The TITAN X's frametimes were awesome in this game as well.  Save for a tiny spike about 15% of the way through (which affected all cards) its frame pacing is about as good as you can get here.

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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Ashes Of The Singularity


The new TITAN X continued to lead in the Ashes Of The Singularity benchmark. Its framerates outpaced all of the other cards, across the board.

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Details of the TITAN X's 1440P run through the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark are pictured above. 

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