Intel Z97 Motherboard Roundup with ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI


Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution is an action-adventure stealth DirecX 11 video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix. It is the fifth entry in the Hitman game series, and runs on IO Interactive’s proprietary Glacier 2 game engine. This game title uses the Glacier 2 game engine and was released on November 20th, 2012.


We benchmarked Hitman: Absolution with Ultra Settings.

Hitman: Absolution Benchmark Performance Resutls

Benchmark Results: Once again there is very little performance difference between the GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H, MSI Z97 Gaming 7 and the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE had the lowest performance of the three boards with an average of 31.4 frames per second at 1920×1080, though that’s only .37 frames per second behind the MSI Z97 Gaming 7 which averaged 31.77 frames per second.