Hitman is a third-person stealth video game in which players take control of Agent 47, a genetically enhanced, superhuman assassin, travelling to international locations and eliminating contracted targets. As in other games in the Hitman series, players are given a large amount of room for creativity in approaching their assassinations. For instance, players may utilize long-ranged rifles to snipe a target from a long distance, or they may decide to assassinate the target at close range by using blade weapons or garrote wire. Players can also use explosives, or disguise the assassination by creating a seemingly accidental death. –Wikipedia
Settings used for Hitman
Hitman marks the second instance in our testing suite where the Radeon RX 480 is faster than the GeForce GTX 1060. It's a slight margin, 6% in this case, but with the recent emphasis on asynchronous compute still going strong, this will clearly be a rallying point for AMD and its users. Maybe just as interesting, is Hitman marks the biggest performance advantage that the GTX 1060 holds over the GTX 980, 6%, likely due to async shaders as well.
Pumping the resolution up slightly, we see the advantage of the RX 480 over the GTX 1060 expand just a bit, hitting 10%, while the NVIDIA on NVIDIA gaps remain essentially the same.
|GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, Average FPS Comparisons, Hitman (2016)|
|GTX 980||GTX 970||GTX 1070||RX 480|
This table presents the above data in a more basic way, focusing only on the average FPS, so keep that in mind.