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Mafia II Recommends 2.4GHz Quad Core

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 REQUIREMENTSOperating 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 REQUIREMENTSOperating 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 gamepadPHSYX/APEX ENHANCEMENTS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSOperating 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.)

  • erdinger
    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
    So I take it that they are also marketing for nVidia?
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  • halls
    But can it play Mafia II?
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  • warezme
    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
    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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  • I m not so sure about nvidia this time after the incidents of splinter cell double agent with geforce 8800.
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  • silentq
    Based on the requirements i expect Mafia 2 to beat Crysis in eyecandy run, otherwise - wtf?
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  • mlopinto2k1
    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.
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  • asdf634
    Just another way to rob our wallets, Mafia (II) style!
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  • bebangs
    More and more games now requires quad core.

    cpu power does matter for future proofing.
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