AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition & HD 7850 Review - Mafia II

Submitted by skipclarke on 7 March, 2012 - 01:23

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Demanding benchmark that is included in the Mafia II open-world crime title. The title begins with an exterior gunfight, highlighting cars losing parts and being destroyed. The demo then moves inside a warehouse which highlights a gun battle, with destructible environments (brick columns) and excellent flame effects.

One thing to note is that the demo performs much better on a second run-through. The first run shows noticeable hiccups during the loading of different scenes. Subsequent runs run much smoother, though the overall average isn't seriously effected.

In the pattern we keep seeing, the Radeon HD 7800 cards trade performance spots with their partners in the HD 6900 family. In Eyefinity, the HD 7800 series pull performance improvements of about 15% over their HD 6800 counterparts.