Gaming Benchmarks (cont.)
Hitman Absolution is the latest game in the HitMan series. Once again you reprise your role as Number 47. In this series your handler goes rogue. There’s some good plot twists and turns in the game. Hitman Absolution uses IO game engine Glacier 2. The game is fully DX 11 capable. For HM:A we see 43 FPS on the performance settings, 23 FPS on quality and 10 FPS on extreme.
The Gigabyte P2742G is billed as a gaming laptop. So it should be able to play games at the native resolution, in this case 1920×1080. One of the things that I noticed with the Adrenaline Benchmark Tool is it doesn’t give you the options to test at 1920×1080 except on the extreme setting. With that in mind I set off to get some playable FPS in all three games. There are so many settings that you can change that will increase frames per second but sacrifice quality. The goal for this test was to set the most detail at around 35 FPS. BioShock averaged 41 FPS, Tomb Raider averaged 40 FPS and Hitman: Absolution hit the 35 FPS mark.
For the final test I loaded up FarCry3 and Crysis 3. Each on its own will bring a systems to its knees. But that’s not the goal. Again, my goal was to find the highest quality settings without dropping below 35 FPS. For FarCry 3 the level we chose to test on was the level where you go after boss #1. This features an open area, building to building firefight, psychedelic final battle as well as lots of baddies to mow down and we averaged 34 FPS.
Crysis 3 brings back Prophet to New York in 2047. Crysis 3 uses the latest Cryengine for stunning visuals and surprisingly we were able to get 37 FPS.