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Hitman 2 – FPS Boosting and Best Settings

This is a short guide on how to boost the game’s FPS.


My Setup:

  • i5 3750K – GTX 960 4GB – 16GB RAM

Please Note:

  • This game requires 16GB of RAM

If you have less than 16GB of RAM then that’s the problem your facing.

Here you can see the boost I got:



In this case 7 FPS, it maybe not much for most people but for some it could be what they needed to get playable framerates or push their FPS to 60+

and yes, I’m running the game on high settings!

Nvidia Control Panel

Disable V-Sync ingame as we are going to use a different one from inside Nvidia’s own control panel.

Note: If you really want V-Sync on then please do that instead of Fast Sync in the following step.

Change the program settings for Hitman in the control panel.

  • Optimize for compute performance: On

Note: This game has a high demand on computing and CPU power rather than graphical.

  • Texture filtering – Quality: High performance

Note: You can set it on performance or balance… Just choose what works for you.

  • Threaded optimization: On

Note: Again! this game demands more computing power rather than graphical.

  • Vertical Sync: Fast

Note: You can set it on “on” if you really want to but fast actually works great.

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Side Notes:

  • The game doesn’t allow you to change it’s AA from within the game options but you can force anything you like on or off in this menu also.
  • You can also set the power to high performance, which could help in some cases.

Storage and lag issues

This game has two safe modes. Auto save and normal save.

  • Turn off auto save!

It saves like every minute and causes alot of lags. It’s also an online only save which effectivly means that it communicates with the server to authenticate itself every single time, causing more delays and lags!

  • Turn off Steam Cloud for this game!

This one is optional but it makes sense because the game has huge save files which can amount to 50MB+. Now imagine it trying to loud and unloud them everytime you start the game.

It is very useful for people who want to save on unneeded uploads and downloads or want to free up some space or even the ones who are still using HDD in 2018!

Written by Adrian

2 thoughts on “Hitman 2 – FPS Boosting and Best Settings”

  1. Thanks man. This actually worked. I didn’t know that this game is more taxing on your CPU than your GPU. I have an i7 7700 HQ 32 GB RAM and GTX 1050 4GB (STRIX). Thanks again for your help! I was able to get a more stable frame rate.

  2. You must be on a older build as newer ones have DLSS (for Geforce 20 series or newer) or FSR 2.0 tech (for GPU’s that are anything but a Geforce 20 series or better) which is a good way to get a solid frame rate boost without sacrificing graphics much and you can still use ‘high’ graphics etc.

    I have a i5-3550 and a NVIDIA 1050 Ti 4GB and using FSR 2.0 is a noticeable frame rate boost at 1920×1080(1080p), especially when I switched from ‘Quality’ to ‘Performance’. if you already got good frame rate, ‘Quality’ is what I would suggest. but ‘Performance’ setting is still good enough visually and gives a noticeable frame rate boost over ‘Quality’. I did not directly check my frame rate from ‘Quality’ to ‘Performance’ but you can see/feel the difference, so it’s got to be something solid.

    I play v3.160 using Peacock server on Linux through Lutris with the GloriousEggroll runner(s) etc.


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