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These Mafia III PC requirements always wanted to be a gangster

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Mafia III

Back in 2002, 128 MB of RAM and a 16 MB graphics card would easily get the first Mafia game to run on your PC as you worked your way around an older form of the mob. Fast forward to 2010 and those minimum PC specs that you’d need to continue being a made man jumped to a gigabyte of RAM and the latest Nvidia 8600 or AMD HD2600 card to run just right on your rig.

But if you’re planning to drive around New Bordeaux with a 2010 setup? EEEEY, FUGHEDDABOUDIT! Here’s what you’ll need to run Mafia III to its minimum and maximum visual potential as you establish the greatest of 4K crime families according to developer Hangar 13 and VG247:


  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I5-2500K / AMD FX-8120
  • RAM: 6GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD7870 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
  • Video Memory: 2GB
  • Hard Drive: 50GB free


  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-3770 / AMD FX 8350 4.0 Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 290X / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or GeForce GTX 1060
  • Video Memory: 4GB
  • Hard Drive: 50GB free

S’alright. Like most games these days you’ll need a sizable chunk of hard drive real estate to store Mafia III and it’s many gigafellas of textures and probably uncompressed audio. Man, I hope your internet isn’t in that throttled phase right now. According to Geoffella, they’re relatively modest specs overall though, so any PC that has been kept up to date should be able to run Mafia III without any real hassles.

Mafia III, in case you missed the three million trailers that have been released this year, is out rather soon. Alessandro is going hands on with it this week, so keep an eye out for his impressions of New Bordeaux soon.

Last Updated: September 13, 2016


  1. Man, my GPU has become ‘minimum’



    • Marek Nourse

      September 13, 2016 at 08:20

      Dude…. I’m still rocking a Gainward 570 phantom.. hahaha.
      Im living in the stone age


      • ??????? ????? ™

        September 13, 2016 at 08:25

        Don’t get me wrong, my 7870 OC still runs like a baws. I’m happy


        • Marek Nourse

          September 13, 2016 at 08:29

          Im going to frame my old card once I upgrade. Served to many fond memories


          • ??????? ????? ™

            September 13, 2016 at 08:31

            I’ve got a lovely plan for upgrade this year. New case, and GPU, and old parts to go back into current case, then voila! Daughter has medium gaming PC

            Have to keep her off the consoles for as long as I can


          • Marek Nourse

            September 13, 2016 at 08:38

            I am currently building mine. Im going the water cooling route. Just need to find a place that stocks PETG piping. FML its difficult to find all the parts for a build

          • ??????? ????? ™

            September 13, 2016 at 08:45

            Tried Evetech?

          • Marek Nourse

            September 13, 2016 at 08:48

            Will try them. thanks

          • ??????? ????? ™

            September 13, 2016 at 09:11

            Np 🙂

          • Spy Master Tokashi

            September 13, 2016 at 09:30

            Rebeltech is cheaper than Wootware and Evetech and Rebeltech’s after sales service is THE BEST!

          • Marek Nourse

            September 13, 2016 at 10:04

            Yeah i bought from them before. I see they have the parts listed but not in stock.. So waiting patiently. tick tock

          • HairyEwok

            September 13, 2016 at 08:56

            You could also try Wootware.

    • VampyreSquirrel

      September 13, 2016 at 08:25

      Upgrade time


  2. Dutch Matrix

    September 13, 2016 at 08:30

    This game will laugh at me if I install it on my rig! Hell, the devs of the game will come laugh at me! Laugh and point!


  3. HairyEwok

    September 13, 2016 at 08:55

    Wait…. How’s a 1060 equivalent to a 780…. the 1060 is way more powerful. 38% stronger to be exact. And yes 38% is a lot in tech terms for me.


  4. miaau

    September 13, 2016 at 09:29

    My gaming laptop has a GTX555m card. um.

    Need a new PC gaming rig, but, as I come closer to October, I just feel that spending R12 to 15k on a PC is just not on. Is it worth that money? If I have to rethink it, then probably not.


  5. Viper_ZA

    September 13, 2016 at 09:57

    Bah, waiting for a review on the PS4 becos I r lazy. PC is sorted for recommended but the console is full of dust at the moment.


  6. Mossel

    September 13, 2016 at 10:01

    GTX780? ha, what is this? 2010?


  7. Fox1 - Retro

    September 13, 2016 at 10:30

    Not a DX12 game then?


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