The “eye candy” mode results aren’t useful at all since even the GeForce 7900 GT cannot provide a comfortable frame rate in it. However, it is this card from Nvidia that proves to be the single solution capable of giving you an acceptable “pure speed”, too. The weaker cards stop at about 30-35fps in 1280x1024 resolution and slow down to 20fps in the most complex scenes. This is not enough for comfortable play, yet we should note that the GeForce 7600 GT offers a bigger reserve of speed than the Radeon X1800 XL while the Radeon X1800 GTO, hamstringed by its 12 TMUs and low core frequency, has the worst result in the mentioned resolution. In the higher resolutions it is capable of competing with the GeForce 7600 GT thanks to the 256-bit memory bus, but they give you from 14 to 23-24fps then, which is unplayable.
So, if you want to play Hitman: Blood Money on a GeForce 7600 GT or a Radeon X1800 XL, you will have to use 1024x768 resolution and, perhaps, reduce the graphics quality a little below the maximum.
The GeForce 7600 GT is victorious, but its “pure speed” is no higher than 35fps in 1280x1024. It means the gamer cannot expect even a minimum of comfort. The results of the rest of the products from this category are 20-23fps at best, which is below the point when the human eye perceives movement as smooth and continuous.
In other words, mainstream and entry-level graphics cards do not provide the speed you need at the maximum graphics quality settings in Hitman: Blood Money. The level of detail can be lowered, but you won’t enjoy the game fully then. So, we advise that you play this game in 1024x768 on your GeForce 7600 GT. On a weaker graphics card you will hardly be able to play Hitman: Blood Money without losing something in the graphics quality.