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Mafia 2 Definitive Edition Poor Performance


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Oct 23, 2020
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Hi all,

I have just installed the Definitive Edition of Mafia 2 and I am really disappointed with my benchmark results that showed very poor performance.
I set everything to max as I expected it will run without absolutely any issues as my HW is far beyond the recommended hardware.

I run Windows 10 and I updated the nvidia drivers yesterday to have everything up to date.

Do you have any idea what is wrong with my setup?


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According to this german site the fps should be around 92 https://www.pcgameshardware.de/Mafia-2-Spiel-13147/Specials/Definitive-Edition-Test-Benchmarks-1350369/2/

Maybe something else is using your graphics card in the background or the game is just buggy for you and you need a patch. You could run the original mafia 2 which looking at the pictures the graphics are almost identical. That should make it run way faster on your computer, the system specs are lower and I ran mafia 2 on a cheap laptop well.

Also look at settings you may have a specific setting that is taxing your graphics card.


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It's not really a well running game. I think there might be a bug with the latest nVidia drivers though, because I ran this benchmark with an older driver and was getting higher framerates. Turning off VSYNC seems to help a little. Maybe try fast sync in the nVidia control panel.