Mafia III – PC graphics performance
In this article we’ll examine Mafia III in our usual geeky fashion. We’ll test the game on the PC platform relative towards graphics card performance with the latest AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers. Multiple graphics cards are being tested and bench-marked with the latest cards such as the GeForce GTX 10 series included as well as Radeon RX series 400 cards. With the newest graphics cards and technologies we’ll try and see how well this DirectX 11 title performs.
Mafia III actually is a visual treat. And consequently going to need a modern PC to run it. This shows with the recommended CPU requirement being a Core i7-3770 3.0GHz or FX-8350. The system memory requirement for top level Mafia III graphics is going to be at least 8GB paired with a graphics card in the order of a GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280 with at least 2GB VRAM graphics card. Starting at that level you should be able to run Mafia III at around 1080p with 40 FPS on medium graphics setting. But we’ll look at High quality settings, of course as we are all PC gamers right ?
We test with the game based on the release last week, all patched up combined with latest AMD Radeon Software Crimson drivers and for Nvidia drivers. This article will cover benchmarks in the sense of average framerates, we’ll look at all popular resolutions scaling from Full HD (1920×1080/1200), WHQD (2560×1440) and of course that big-whopper of a resolution Ultra HD. UHDTV (2160p) is 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall (8.29 megapixels), which is four times as many pixels as 1920×1080 (2.07 megapixels).
Set in New Orleans 1968, Mafia III is a third-person action-adventure open world game, where you play as a Vietnam vet seeking revenge against the local mob, who murdered your friends.