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Hitman 2 System Requirements Revealed
By Jon Sutton on October 16th, 2018 at 12:43pm - original article from game-debate

UPDATE: IO Interactive jumped the gun a little bit and announced Hitman 2's PC system specs the day the game was officially revealed at E3 2018. We're around a month away from launch and now the system requirements for Hitman 2 have been updated to more accurately reflect the demands. If you were happy to see you matched the recommended specs originally, you'd best look away now...

Hitman 2 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space

Hitman 2 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space

As compared to the original Hitman 2 PC specs revealed back in June, the minimum system requirements for Hitman 2 have remained exactly the same. However, the recommended PC requirements for Hitman 2 have since increased considerably.

Previously, a low to mid-end GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon R9 290 was all that was required, but this has now been bumped up all the way to a GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon RX Vega 56. Both of these GPUs come with 8GB VRAM, and it sounds as if Hitman 2 will make full use of the available resources. The difference between the minimum and recommended spec graphics cards for Hitman 2 is absolutely massive though, so we're expecting plenty of graphical settings to tweak in Hitman Season 2 in order to achieve your desired frames per second.

The other notable changes are a doubling of the recommended RAM from 8GB to 16GB (Hitman could eat up system memory resources), as well as a bump in recommended CPUs for Hitman 2. Some of the levels in Hitman 2 can feature thousands of AI NPCs and this proves particularly demanding on processors and may affect your frame rates if you don't have at least an Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600.

Original Story - 08-Jun-2018 - Hitman 2 System Requirements Revealed

Our favourite follicly challenged assassin is back. IO Interactive announced Hitman 2 in a pre-E3 reveal, taking Agent 47 on a globe-trotting jaunt to rid the world of extravagantly rich folks in exchange for cold, hard, cash. Hitman 2 runs on the same Glacier engine as Hitman: Season One, but how have the system specs change in the intervening two years? Let's find out. 

Previous Hitman 2 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space

Previous Hitman 2 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 290
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space

If you're a Hitman fan, these system requirements are likely to be very familiar to you. They are, in fact, almost 100% identical to the system requirements for the 2016 Hitman episodic series. The only difference at all is the installation size. It's doubled up to 60GB, compared to 30GB for the original Hitman.

And, er, that's basically it. If you have played the original Hitman you can expect to see near identical performance. If you haven't played it yet, what are you waiting for?

As far as AAA system requirements go, these are very reasonable indeed. Hitman 2 will have a lot going on, particularly in terms of NPC counts, and this can prove taxing on the CPU. Make sure you've got a quad-core and you shouldn't run into any issues whatsoever here, paired up with a graphics card with at least 2GB video memory.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Hitman 2 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Hitman 2 benchmark chart.