Mafia III PC Performance Review

Introduction

Mafia III Day 1 PC Performance Review

Introduction 

When Mafia III launched on PC we were initially disappointed, receiving a game that was locked to maximum framerate of 30FPS like its console counterpart.

Now just a few days after the game's initial launch Hanger 13's framerate unlocking patch is now live, giving us the chance to conduct some real performance testing on Mafia III. Let's hope that 60FPS gameplay achievable with modern hardware.   

 
 
Drivers 

For this game, we will be using the newest drivers that were available when the game released, which is Nvidia's Game Ready Geforce 373.06 driver and AMD's 16.10.1 driver, both of which are the most recent GPU drivers for either company. 

 

Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using both high-end and mid-range GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. 

 

Game Test Rig
Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.7GHz
ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
G.Skill Ripjaws 4x4GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 

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Nvidia GTX 980Ti (Left), AMD R9 Fury X (Middle) GTX 1070 Founders Edition (Right)

 

For the high-end, we will be testing AMD's R9 Fury X, the GTX 980Ti and the GTX 1070.  Sadly we do not have a GTX 1080 to test at this time. 

For the Mid-range offerings, we will be testing the new RX 480 and GTX 1060, both of which will be the ASUS Strix Gaming models.

 

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ASUS GTX 1060 Strix (Left), ASUS RX 480 Strix (Right)

 

To represent AMD and Nvidia's lower-end GPU offerings we have decided to use the AMD R9 380 and the Nvidia GTX 960. Both of these GPUs will be the ASUS Strix models. 

Both of these GPUs offer very similar performance in most scenarios and come in at very similar price points, so it will be very interesting to see which GPU will come out on top. 

 

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Nvidia GTX 960(Left), AMD R9 380(Right)

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Most Recent Comments

10-10-2016, 14:02:36

PUllock
I have an i5-6600k and a GTX 1070 SC, running Mafia III at 1080p with unlimited framerate option and all settings on high my game never drops below 70fps and IMO Mafia is extremely well optimized, I'm quite surprised at your conclusion.Quote

10-10-2016, 16:54:53

Kushiro
Of course we cant tell the difference between medium and medium on page 4

Unless of course that was intentional.Quote

10-10-2016, 16:55:42

NeverBackDown
Then you're settings aren't correct. Other sites have reported similar results. 1080 is needed for 60fps at 1080pQuote

10-10-2016, 17:37:25

Primey
Quote:
Originally Posted by PUllock View Post
I have an i5-6600k and a GTX 1070 SC, running Mafia III at 1080p with unlimited framerate option and all settings on high my game never drops below 70fps and IMO Mafia is extremely well optimized, I'm quite surprised at your conclusion.
Are you for real? Mafia 3 is very, very poor on PC and no you're not playing at 70 fps on high with a 1070. The 1070 can get just 50 fps. Source: Other benchmarks.Quote

11-10-2016, 03:52:51

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by PUllock View Post
I have an i5-6600k and a GTX 1070 SC, running Mafia III at 1080p with unlimited framerate option and all settings on high my game never drops below 70fps and IMO Mafia is extremely well optimized, I'm quite surprised at your conclusion.
Sorry but I find this hard to believe. Mafia III is badly optimised.Quote
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