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RX 580 vs GTX 1060 Frame Time Analysis - HITMAN (2016) DX11 & DX12 [MARRAKESH & BANGKOK]

HITMAN's developer IO Interactive split the game into several distinct episodes - each set in a different location - released on a monthly basis. We picked the Marrakesh and Bangkok missions to benchmark the RX 580 and GTX 1060 in 1440p and maxed out settings.

There's not much difference on the Pascal-based GPU between DX11 and DX12 - the NPC heavy Moroccan market performs better on the explicit API, the outside section of the Himmapan Luxury Hotel Resort favors DirectX 11. RX 580 sees a major performance uplift in the Marakesh scene, DX12 is 12% faster than DX11 on that specific level. These results highlight that one can arrive at a very different conclusion benchmarking only a tiny portion of the game, furthermore, single chart results really don't tell the whole story.