Hitman PC Requirements: Differences At High, Low Not Distant


You will need a fairly powerful CPU to run Hitman on PC, no matter the settings level.

With Hitman’s plan of slowly releasing content on huge, expansive maps, it was fairly certain that PC players would need to have a computer ready to render crowds of civilians standing in the way of Agent 47 and his targets. That’s why the Hitman PC requirements, as posted on the game’s Steam page, aren’t too surprising in their CPU demands, even if the difference between minimum and recommended graphics settings isn’t too far apart.

Hitman on Minimum:

  • OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870
  • DirectX: Version 11

Hitman on Recommended: 

  • OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
  • DirectX: Version 11

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As the future of CPU’s go from advancing computational power under Moore’s Law to being more environmentally conscious with their energy consumption, an i5-2500K will remain a strong factor in gaming PC’s for some time. However, with a third-generation i7 being required to run Hitman optimally on PC while improving the graphics from minimum to recommended by just one graphics card generation, the shift of resource importance lies with the CPU. It’s the case for most open world games, and will look to be the case when Hitman eventually releases each of their giant maps throughout 2016.

Hitman will soft launch on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One on March 11th.