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AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Reference Video Card Review (Page 7)

By Shawn Baker on Jan 6, 2012 10:59 pm CST
Rating: 97%Manufacturer: AMD

Mafia II

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

Timedemo or Level Used: Built in Benchmark

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Mafia II is a third-person action-adventure video game, the sequel to Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven. It is developed by 2K Czech, previously known as Illusion Softworks, and is published by 2K Games. The game is set from 1943 to 1951 in Empire Bay (the name is a reference to New York's state nickname "The Empire State"), a fictional city based on San Francisco and New York City, with influences from Chicago and Detroit. The game features a completely open-ended game map of 10 square miles. No restrictions are included from the start of the game. There are around 50 vehicles in the game, as well as licensed music from the era.


I always brought up my concern with AMD in regards to Mafia II, performance was good, but it always seemed to hit this wall at about the 120 FPS mark. You can see here for the first time we see an AMD break past that 120 FPS mark, because of this we can see performance sits a bit stronger then the HD 6990 at 1680 x 1050 and 1920 x 1200.

At 2560 x 1600 we can see it falls behind the HD 6990 finally, but compared to the other single GPU offerings, we've got some very good performance on display here. While the HD 6970 and GTX 580 manage to just scrape in over 60 FPS, the HD 7970 manages to offer a huge 82 FPS making sure we've got silky smooth gameplay.

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