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Mafia II Recommends 2.4GHz Quad Core

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 83 comments

Do you have what it takes to be a made man?

Mafia was one of those solid, underrated PC games got was well loved by critics and the hardcore, but it never got the exposure that it deserves. Thankfully, that didn't stop a sequel from being made, and now we know what sort of hardware you'll need to run Mafia II.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Processor: Pentium D 3Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (Dual core) or higher
RAM: 1.5 GB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8600 / ATI HD2600 Pro or better
Hard Disc Space: 8 GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Peripherals: Keyboard and mouse or Windows compatible gamepad

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
RAM: 2 GB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or better
Hard Disc: 10 GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compliant card
Peripherals: Keyboard and mouse or Windows compatible gamepad

PHSYX/APEX ENHANCEMENTS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7 Minimum Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
Recommended Processor: 2.66 GHz Core i7-920 RAM: 2 GB

Video Cards and resolution: APEX medium settings
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (or better) for Graphics and a dedicated NVIDIA 9800GTX (or better) for PhysX
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (or better)

Video Cards and resolution: APEX High settings
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (or better) and a dedicated NVIDIA 9800GTX (or better) for PhysX
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 for Graphics and a dedicated NVIDIA GTX 285 (or better) for PhysX NVIDIA GPU driver: 197.13 or later.
NVIDIA PhysX driver: 10.04.02_9.10.0522. Included and automatically installed with the game.

Of course, if your system isn't up to snuff, there's always the console route. Mafia II will hit on August 24 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

(Source: Shacknews.)

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    halls , July 13, 2010 1:11 PM
    But can it play Mafia II?
  • 29 Hide
    erdinger , July 13, 2010 1:08 PM
    a Gtx 480 AND a dedicated physiX card wow now that game must be a real graphics wonder or crappy programmed
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    alikum , July 13, 2010 1:10 PM
    So I take it that they are also marketing for nVidia?
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  • 29 Hide
    erdinger , July 13, 2010 1:08 PM
    a Gtx 480 AND a dedicated physiX card wow now that game must be a real graphics wonder or crappy programmed
  • 29 Hide
    alikum , July 13, 2010 1:10 PM
    So I take it that they are also marketing for nVidia?
  • 30 Hide
    halls , July 13, 2010 1:11 PM
    But can it play Mafia II?
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    warezme , July 13, 2010 1:12 PM
    If it's a console mod to PC, there is not reason it would need more than the minimum requirements to run at the equivalent console settings. To say otherwise means the PC version is badly optimized version.
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    kartu , July 13, 2010 1:17 PM
    Now, it wasn't enough that we are bound to windows with Microsoft DirectX in PC gaming, we also need to buy crapocards from nVidia or feel the power of 8087 instruction set...
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    Anonymous , July 13, 2010 1:25 PM
    I m not so sure about nvidia this time after the incidents of splinter cell double agent with geforce 8800.
  • 22 Hide
    silentq , July 13, 2010 1:31 PM
    Based on the requirements i expect Mafia 2 to beat Crysis in eyecandy run, otherwise - wtf?
  • 18 Hide
    mlopinto2k1 , July 13, 2010 1:35 PM
    Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Something tells me it doesn't need to be that intense! Sounds like the developer got together with NVIDIA to find a "solution" to their slow selling video cards.
  • 21 Hide
    asdf634 , July 13, 2010 1:37 PM
    Just another way to rob our wallets, Mafia (II) style!
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    bebangs , July 13, 2010 1:38 PM
    More and more games now requires quad core.

    cpu power does matter for future proofing.
  • 18 Hide
    icemunk , July 13, 2010 1:45 PM
    Those are some intense recommended graphics, either its unbelievably graphical, or incredibly poor programming
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    danielgr , July 13, 2010 1:57 PM
    See for your own (Mafia2 E3 trailer)

    If the gameplay and story are nearly as good as the first Mafia, this game has to be a blast...
  • 21 Hide
    soo-nah-mee , July 13, 2010 2:03 PM
    Please tell me I'm not the only shmuck who glanced at the title and thought it was about "Mafia Wars" on FB.
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    njkid3 , July 13, 2010 2:05 PM
    if it needs a quad core for the recommended requirements. i can foresee amd selling alot more quad cores due to their relative inexpensiveness heck a 2.9 quad for 99 bucks and it meets that portion of the requirements.
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    danielgr , July 13, 2010 2:15 PM
    Just went through a bit of "gameplay" action, and you can tell this is not just about pretty textures and models, it seems that, as it was the case with Mafia 1, the game universe it's simply amazing.

    It's like being on freaking Chicago several decades ago and everything seems to be "alive". Makes me wanna game again ...
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    jednx01 , July 13, 2010 2:18 PM
    That is rediculous. If the games can run on consoles, there should be no reason why the system requirements should be this high. The game better have insanely good graphics in order to justify graphics requirements being this high...
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    michaelahess , July 13, 2010 2:20 PM
    Mafia Wars on Facebook? That's funny, there is only ONE Mafia, and NOTHING on Facebook could match it!

    As long as the story is good like someone else posted, this game will be great. Mafia is easily in my top 20 games of all time list.
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    insider3 , July 13, 2010 2:22 PM
    Might have to start up a real Mafia so we can raid PC stores to get parts to actually play this game.
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    Ciuy , July 13, 2010 2:37 PM
    the next benchmark game , believe me !!!
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