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Mafia II GPU & CPU Performance In-depth

By Julio Franco
Aug 31, 2010
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  1. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,894   +88

    Opps! I missed the 245 different test part:eek: Thanks:)
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,466   +622

    I bet you are sick of rubble. ;)
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,351   +439 Staff Member

    Yeah I am over it mate ;) Its cool the first few times but before long you don't even notice it!
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,496   +304

    HAHA! well done Steve! I don't think I could ever look at a game test over 100 times let alone well over 700+ times,

    Thats dedication right there!
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,894   +88

    I bet he was mumbling 'not again goomba' in his sleep that night.
  6. ElectroGloop

    ElectroGloop TS Rookie

    There seems to be an issue on this game where the PhysX particles are on the GPU but cloth is still being processed on CPU even if you have a dedicated card for it, so that can cause quite a big slowdown. On my system, PhysX turns itself off after about 30 mins or so of playing anyway.
    I hope these issues get patched soon....
  7. Why not any X6 CPU?
  8. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,351   +439 Staff Member

    Give me one and I will add it. AMD have a sample shortage and we had to send ours back...
  9. A huge chunk of PhysX (cloth) is being processed on CPU in all scenarios: http://physxinfo.com/news/3892/mafia-ii-is-not-using-gpu-for-physx-cloth-simulation/
    That's why CPU powee is critical if you want to play with PhysX enabled.
  10. I wish techspot would had included an Athlon II CPU for budget-minded gamers like me. Also for the sake of determining the performance gain by the inclusion of L3 cache.


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