DirectX 9: Mafia II
We’re benchmarking with two DirectX 9 games, since gamers are seemingly stuck with this API due to the many (and most bad) console ports for the PC. Mafia II is a classic, though. Even though its graphics haven’t aged too well aside from a few memorable moments, it still provides a decent challenge even for newer graphics cards once the game's settings are turned up.
Nvidia's Quadro 6000 does well at less demanding settings. Turn the details up, though, and AMD's FirePro W9000 dominates the field, while the W7000 provides playable performance. The other professional cards deliver much lower gaming performance to the point that, at 1920x1080, they're no longer playable.
- Can Workstation Graphics Cards Play Games?
- Results: 3DMark 11
- Results: Unigine Heaven
- Results: Unigine Sanctuary
- DirectX 9 Results: Mafia II
- DirectX 9 Results: Crysis 2
- DirectX 11 Results: Aliens Vs. Predator
- DirectX 11 Results: Metro 2033
- DirectX 11 Results: Crysis 2
- DirectX 11 Results: Batman: Arkham City
- DirectX 11 Results: DiRT 3
- DirectX 11 Results: StarCraft II
- DirectX 11 Results: Battlefield 3
- Cumulative Performance Index
- FirePro W9000 And W7000 Do Well; FirePro W8000 Disappoints