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Mafia Definitive Edition Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Pure nostalgia. This is how a remake works: After the Definitive Edition of Mafia II was only able to convince players and the press to a limited extent, the remake of the first part mainly earns praise. This article is mostly dedicated to the technology and hardware requirements of the action classic.
Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Christian Hintze), 🇩🇪
Mafia Definitive Edition

Technology

To get straight to the point: Apart from some minor details, the Definitive Edition of Mafia I is a surprisingly good remake. Its style is very much based on the original and therefore transfers the flair of the 1930s. Thanks to its detailed world and the story focus, developer Hangar 13 creates a dense atmosphere that other studios should take as an example for their own (open world) action games. In every corner of the virtual world you can observe the devotion and effort the developers used to create the environments. For example, there are lots of passers-by and vehicles on the streets, which sometimes react credibly and sometimes amusingly to the player's influences.

Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition

Even if the graphics don't reach reference level, the title leaves a very good visual impression. For example, there are lovingly designed cars, the chic lighting, the well-made effects (smoke, sparks, etc.) or the numerous reflections. A further advantage is the physics system with its destructible level elements, from which especially car rides benefit. Speaking of cars: We also liked the driving model - in contrast to other action competitors such as Watch Dogs.

Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition

The same applies to the graphics menu, which - like the other menus - is very tidy and offers close to 20 options. In the upper area, you can adjust the resolution, the picture mode, the field of view and the brightness, whereas the lower area contains several detailed settings, which can be adjusted globally via quality presets.

Low Preset
Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset

As can be seen in the screenshots above, the presets have hardly any visual effect and the same applies to the performance. Positive: Changes in the settings don't require a restart (there is a graphics menu outside the game that is somewhat limited and uncomfortable). In general, the engine leaves a stable and well-optimized impression.

Mafia Definitive Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition

Benchmarks

We use the Free Ride mode, which is accessible or can be unlocked shortly after the start of the campaign. Our benchmark consists of a car ride for 30 seconds. From the starting point we go into the garage to organize a (rather lame) Bolt Ace, with which we line up on the main street and speed up as straight as possible. To capture the frame rate we use the tool CapFrameX. The exact sequence can be viewed in the video below.

Since Mafia is played in third-person perspective and does not require extremely fast reaction times in most situations, 35 fps upwards should be sufficient for decent gameplay.

Results

FHD (1920x1080)

While entry-level GPUs can only handle minimal settings and resolutions below FHD, current mid-range graphics cards, such as the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, can handle at least 1920x1080 pixels and the medium preset.

Mafia Definitive Edition
    1920x1080 High Preset     1920x1080 Medium Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, i9-9900K
117 (61.7min, 84.5P1) fps ∼32%
120 (60.8min, 87P1) fps ∼35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080, i9-9900K
112 (66.2min, 82.3P1) fps ∼31%
121 (67.9min, 88P1) fps ∼35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG, i9-9900K
110 (3.02min, 81.6P1) fps ∼30%
122 (12.4min, 82.9P1) fps ∼35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070, i9-9900K
104 (59.7min, 79P1) fps ∼29%
111 (66min, 83.6P1) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2060, i9-9900K
91.1 (58.6min, 67.1P1) fps ∼25%
97.9 (54.2min, 70.7P1) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF, i7-9750H
89.6 (53.5min, 64.7P1) fps ∼25%
98.1 (49.2min, 72.3P1) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Alienware 17 R4, i7-7820HK
85.1 (41.9min, 59.6P1) fps ∼24%
93.1 (47.9min, 64P1) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE, i7-9750H
76.1 (37.4min, 54.1P1) fps ∼21%
82.4 (32.7min, 52.6P1) fps ∼24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD, i7-9750H
70 (40.5min, 52P1) fps ∼19%
77 (43.6min, 53.9P1) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Asus G752VS, 6820HK
69.1 (35.5min, 46.5P1) fps ∼19%
76.1 (38.6min, 51.5P1) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
MSI GT62VR, 6820HK
50.3 (22.4min, 36.9P1) fps ∼14%
54.7 (28.5min, 38.5P1) fps ∼16%
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
MSI Alpha 15, R7 3750H
50 (11.5min, 30.5P1) fps ∼14%
55 (8.56min, 34.1P1) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SC, i7-9750H
44.9 (17.4min, 38.3P1) fps ∼12%
46.1 (27.2min, 36.3P1) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
MSI GE72 7RE, i7-7700HQ
33 (23.9min, 26.9P1) fps ∼9%
36 (26.3min, 29.8P1) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
MSI GL62M 7RD, i7-7700HQ
27.2 (18.3min, 22.5P1) fps ∼8%
29.9 (17min, 23.7P1) fps ∼9%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
MSI Prestige 14, i7-10710U
20.2 (12.2min, 16.2P1) fps ∼6%
21.8 (15.6min, 19.1P1) fps ∼6%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
MSI Prestige 14, i7-10510U
15.8 (12.3min, 13.2P1) fps ∼4%
16.5 (12.4min, 13.3P1) fps ∼5%

QHD (2560x1440)

You will need a Radeon RX 5500M or similar to play the Definitive Edition at 2560x1440 pixels.

Mafia Definitive Edition
    2560x1440 High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
105 (51min, 76.3P1) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080
88 (50.1min, 62.6P1) fps ∼33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
79.1 (23.9min, 59.4P1) fps ∼30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2070
71.6 (47.2min, 55.1P1) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2060
61.1 (47min, 50.6P1) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
60.5 (28min, 42.4P1) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
60.4 (28.1min, 41.4P1) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
50.8 (27.2min, 41.6P1) fps ∼19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
48.2 (30.5min, 35.8P1) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
46.6 (31min, 38.1P1) fps ∼18%
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
MSI Alpha 15
35.8 (13.8min, 23P1) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
33 (22.4min, 26.2P1) fps ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SC
29 (22.2min, 25.8P1) fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
21.4 (13.4min, 17.6P1) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD
17.7 (7.54min, 14.6P1) fps ∼7%

UHD (3840x2160)

For 4K gaming you will need a real high-end chip. For a mixture of 3840x2160 pixels and maximum settings, you should own at least a GeForce RTX 2070.

Mafia Definitive Edition
    3840x2160 High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
62.4 (43.3min, 50.3P1) fps ∼21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080
47.6 (35.3min, 41.5P1) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
42.4 (30.2min, 37.4P1) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2070
38.1 (30.4min, 33.9P1) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
32.8 (22.5min, 27.1P1) fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2060
31.7 (27.6min, 28.6P1) fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
30.6 (1.389min, 26.7P1) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
25.9 (19.8min, 22.6P1) fps ∼9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
24.9 (15.6min, 20.8P1) fps ∼9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
23.7 (19.7min, 21.3P1) fps ∼8%
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
MSI Alpha 15
18.5 (10.5min, 10.9P1) fps ∼6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
16.5 (12.1min, 14.7P1) fps ∼6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SC
14.6 (13.2min, 13.5P1) fps ∼5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD
7.79 (1.977min, 6.83P1) fps ∼3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
6.96 (6.01min, 6.22P1) fps ∼2%

Note

Since gaming tests are very time intensive and often hindered by installation or activation limits, we can only provide a portion of the benchmarks at the time of publishing. Further graphics cards will be added in the coming days and weeks.

Overview

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1920x1080
Medium Preset
high
1920x1080
High Preset
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2560x1440
High Preset
4K
3840x2160
High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
199
184
169
137
78.2
NVIDIA Titan RTX
149.8
133
123.7
109
63.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
152.5
130.2
118.1
88.8
48.5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
152
128
124
98.7
56.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
131
120
117
105
62.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
137
121
112
88
47.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
122
83.4
45.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
156
122
110
79.1
42.4
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
150
115
107
75
41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
151.4
120.4
111.6
78.1
41.8
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
129.8
102.2
92.3
67.7
36.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
136
111
104
71.6
38.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
136.6n2
100.6n2
94.3n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
133
98.1
89.6
60.5
30.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
147
105
97
67
35
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
128.4
92.9
88
60.9
32.4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
129.4
93.9
83.7
58
30.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
120
93.1
85.1
60.4
32.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
147
97.9
91.1
61.1
31.7
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
126.4
83.8
77.5
52.2
27.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
118.95n4
76n4
69.1n4
50.8
25.9
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
123.2
92.3
84.8
58.4
31.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
59
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
111
76.1
69.1
48.2
24.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
142.2
78.8
72.5
48.2
24.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
119
77
68.4n2
46.6
23.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
135.9
70.6
64.9
42.7
21.8
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
129.3
68.7
61.5
42.4
22.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
93.8
54.7
50.3
33
16.5
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
64.3
55
50
35.8
18.5
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
52.5
37.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
84.6n2
46.6n2
44.1n2
29
14.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
103.8
49.7
45.2
29
14.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
76.8
36
33
21.4
6.96
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
64.8
29.9
27.2
17.7
7.79
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
37.7
17.9
16.5
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
49.6
21.8
20.2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
39.7
17.4
15.8
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
36
15
13.8
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NVIDIA GeForce MX150
36.8
16.1
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
36.7
16.5
15.8
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
26
12
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
16.1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
19.7
8.3
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
24.8
10.3
Intel UHD Graphics 620
11.2
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

Legend
5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
?Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.

Testsysteme

Device Graphics Card Processor RAM Operating System
Desktop-PC I MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6)
Intel Core i9-9900K 4 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop-PC II Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11 GB GDDR5X)
Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti (6 GB GDDR5)
XFX Radeon R9 Fury (4 GB HBM)
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X (4 GB GDDR5)
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X (3 GB GDDR5)
MSI Radeon R7 370 (2 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i7-8086K, Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop-PC III Nvidia Titan RTX (24 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) (12 GB GDDR5X)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (6 GB GDDR6)
PNY GeForce GTX 1660 (6 GB GDDR5)
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5)
Zotac GeForce GT 1030 (2 GB GDDR5)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (8 GB GDDR6))
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (8 GB HBM2)
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 (8 GB GDDR5)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT76 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-9900K 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP65 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE65 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP65 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP75 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Alienware 17 R4 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Asus G752VS Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT62VR Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL62 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Prestige 14 Nvidia GeForce MX350 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-10710U 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Prestige 14 Nvidia GeForce MX330 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-10510U 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Alpha 15 AMD Radeon RX5500M (4 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
4K Monitors Nvidia Driver AMD Driver
Asus PB287Q, Philips Brilliance 329P9H ForceWare 456.38 Adrenalin 20.9.1
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Florian Glaser, 2020-10-13 (Update: 2020-10-14)
Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.
Christian Hintze
Translator: Christian Hintze - Editor
Because of my interest in computer games I started studying computer science, became a psychologist, but stayed true to the games and the hardware. For example during my year abroad in London as a games tester at Sega. In my spare time I find a balance between PC games and sports (meanwhile mainly indoor soccer and running after my toddler), playing guitar and building bamboo bikes (well, so far only one under guidance).