Mafia III PC Performance Review

Graphical Options and Settings

Mafia III Day 1 PC Performance Review

Graphical Options and Settings

 

To say the least, the graphical options menu for Mafia III leaves a lot to be desired, giving a lot of options but very few details. Yes, there are options for a lot of graphical effects, but the game fails to tell us what type of AA it uses, what type of Ambient Occlusion it uses and  does not even have any texture detail or Anisotropic filtering options. 

Thankfully the game now has an additional framerate option which has options for a 30FPS limit, a 60FPS limit or the option for the game to run completely unlimited. 

To be fair to the Mafia III most of the settings have a Low, Medium and High option, with the game also featuring an FOV slider that can be adjusted from 55-90, but it would be nice to have a few more details in this graphical options menu.

The game's graphics can also be changed in the game's launcher, though more often than not I found that the options I chose before launch and those that were inside the game did not match, which is an issue that Hangar 13 will have to look into. 

 

Mafia III Day 1 PC Performance Review

 

We know that in the future Hangar 13 will be adding a framerate limit option, which will allow players to choose between a framerate limit of 30 or 60 and also have the option to completely unlimited. Hopefully, this patch will be released during the weekend, though Take-Two has set no firm release timeframe yet.    

One other problem in this game is that the Anti-Aliasing has a Low, Medium and High option but no Off option, which forces the player to use AA and make the world look very blurry on the PC. We would like to see an AA off option in a future patch, as right now the game can look very blurred and unfocused at times.  

 

Graphical Testing

Today we will test Mafia III using the game's 3 built-in global quality presets, Low, medium and high. Those looking to improve performance should first look into disabling depth of field, Ambient Occlusion and motion blur. 

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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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