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FCAT Frame Experience Analysis Hitman Absolution

Hitman Absolution Frame Experience Analysis


Above a percentile chart of the 30 seconds @ 2560x1440. Here we plot FPS and place it in relation to percentiles. This methodology could be used to determine average FPS as well.

Check the 50% marker:

  • R7-260X does roughly 25 FPS on average in this scene sequence
  • GTX 780 does roughly 58 FPS on average in this scene sequence
  • R9-290X does roughly 57 FPS on average in this scene sequence

But now lets look at frame latency.


On this 30 second run all graphics cards manages to remain at a very constant rendering flow with fairly low latency for the two fastest cards. We cannot detect any noticeable anomalies like glitches and stutters. This again is a very good result really.

For those that do not understand what you are looking at, the above is a scene rendered, the first 30 seconds of the Hitman integrated benchmark. With this chart, lower = better. Huge spikes above 40ms - 50ms can be considered a problem like a stutter or indicate a low framerate. For all three cards this is a perfect result.

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