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Hitman 2 Benchmarked: DX12 Testing On 20 Graphics Cards (Page 1)

Hitman 2 Benchmarked: DX12 Testing On 20 Graphics Cards

Hitman 2 has been updated with DX12 abilities, so we give it a go on the 20 graphics cards we have here to test.

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 2, 2019 at 8:30 pm CDT - 1 min, 48 secs time to read this page


Hitman 2 was released last year and is the latest in a string of games from IO Interactive, but the developer recently updated the game with some new tricks: namely DX12, and in the last few months a built-in benchmark tool. Now that the DX12 patch is here and our new GPU rigs are set up, I have put Hitman 2 through its paces and also had a few hours behind the wheel as Agent 47 on a decked out gaming rig.


The game is surprisingly fun to play with some truly detailed environments from IO Interactive's in-house IO Engine powering Hitman 2 to great effect. There are beautiful reflections throughout the game that really add to the immersion in the game, as well as great lighting and detail to environments. The IO Engine can handle a serious amount of NPCs walking around, something you can cleverly use as cover as Agent 47.

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I played Hitman 2 for a few hours after the hectic benchmarking session, where I played the game with maxed out details at 4K on a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and Core i7-8700K mix on the Acer Predator X27 gaming monitor. It ran beautifully smooth at over 60FPS, something that is fine for a third-person stealth game like Hitman 2.

20 Graphics Cards Tested

This is one of the biggest tests I've done in years, with 20 graphics cards tested across 3 different resolutions and 4 different visual settings. As for the cards tested, we have:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z
  • AMD Radeon RX 570
  • AMD Radeon RX 580
  • AMD Radeon RX 590
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • AMD Radeon VII

Last updated: Sep 24, 2019 at 12:28 am CDT

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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