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'Hitman' PC Specs Announced

One week before the start of the Hitman beta on PC, IO Interactive decided to reveal the PC requirements for its upcoming title.

Hitman PC SpecsMinimumRecommended
CPUIntel Core i5-2500k (3.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge) or AMD Phenom II X4 940 (3.0 GHz, K10)Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4 GHz, Ivy Bridge) or AMD FX-8350 (4.0 GHz, Piledriver)
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 290
DirectXVersion 11Version 11
RAM8 GB8 GB
OSWindows 7 (64-bit)Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 (64-bit)

One factor not included in the chart was the amount of storage required for the game. That could be due to the fact that the game will come out in separate parts, and the developers might not have a definitive estimate (yet) as to the game’s storage requirements. The Intro Pack, which comes out on March 11, contains only the Prologue and Paris missions. Two additional areas open up in April and May, and then three more maps will be released in June, July and August.

Of course, you can buy the entire game before the full batch of content comes out for $59.99. The standalone Intro Pack will cost $15, and each additional map will cost $10. If you want to upgrade to get the rest of the game after the Intro Pack, it will cost an additional $50. You could also wait to get the full game on one disc at the end of the year.

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  • dstarr3
    On the plus side, you only need to have some of the computer parts now for a reduced price, and as time goes on, you can buy more and more components until finally your entire computer is built later this year.
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  • falchard
    It's been great how requirements pit AMD chips as equivalent to much more superior Intel Chips. My $200 AMD FX is like a core i7 that was $400 when I bought my cpu.
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  • NeutronPCXT
    While the minimum GPU requirement is still reasonable, what's up with a GTX 770 being equivalent to an r9 290? Not that problem again.
    However, I dont believe requirements anymore. They are way too inflated, especially on the CPU side.
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  • rush21hit
    So...it's like releasing an incomplete product while significantly increase profit by putting greater effort to make it hyped?

    GGWP
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  • falchard
    On the GPU side it's probably a nVidia sponsored title. On the CPU side it's probably scaled to many cores that hyperthreading can take advantage of.
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  • ammaross
    While the minimum GPU requirement is still reasonable, what's up with a GTX 770 being equivalent to an r9 290? Not that problem again.
    However, I dont believe requirements anymore. They are way too inflated, especially on the CPU side.
    You're correct, an R9 280X might be more accurate. The R9 290 is certainly better:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2015-vga-charts/compare,3667.html?prod=on&prod=on
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  • kewlbootz
    On the GPU side it's probably a nVidia sponsored title. On the CPU side it's probably scaled to many cores that hyperthreading can take advantage of.


    It's not a Nvidia-sponsored title. It's a Gaming Evolved title, featured on AMD's website. It's also confirmed to use async compute.

    The 770-290 comparison is insane nevertheless.
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  • hst101rox
    Uh, the Phenom II X4 940 doesn't need as high of clockspeed to satisfy the game requirments, as a Sandy bridge CPU? Please.... X86 performance is greater per clock cycle with the sandy bridge.Maybe it's the lack of hyperthreading on the 2500K though.
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  • photonboy
    The i5-2500K is almost 1.9X the performance of the X4 940 (passmark), and both have the same number of cores so it's fully comparable. Both overclock fine.

    So I have no idea what's going on with those specs.

    I though "maybe that's wrong" but then found the Intel CPU's earlier than the i5-2500K were still kicking AMD's ass by over 40% in some game benchmarks so I guess that's right.

    Come on game devs, get your act together on the specs.
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  • Achoo22
    The 770-290 comparison is insane
    Maybe they meant to pair the NVidia boards with the Intel CPUs and the AMD boards with the AMD CPUs? That arrangement would balance out a bit although it would be much more clear for them to investigate and post the single weakest acceptable CPU and GPU.
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