Can Your Mac Run 'Mafia 3'?

By Jazz Rosin / 2017.05.13

Hangar 13's action-adventure video game "Mafia 3" is coming to Mac soon, but it will be launched with some very specific system requirements.

"Mafia 3" Release Date Confirmed for Mac

According to Mac Gamer HQ, 2K Games and Aspyr Media have announced that the Mac version of "Mafia 3" is coming tomorrow, May 11, 2017. The game is said to support Apple's Metal API.

The "Mafia 3" Digital Deluxe edition will also be available on Steam for $59.99. The special bundle will include the Season Pass for the game, which gives access to the three story expansions, "Faster Baby!," which was released in March, and the two upcoming story expansions, "Stones Unturned" and "Sign of the Times," which will launch on May 30 and in July, respectively.

The Digital Deluxe edition also includes post launch downloadable content such as the "Family Kick Back Pack" and the free to download "Judge, Jury and Executioner Weapon Pack".

System Requirements for "Mafia 3" on Mac

Now the question on everybody's mind is, "Will my Mac be able to run 'Mafia 3'?" Here are the actual requirements for the game:

Operating System: macOS 10.12.4 (Sierra)

Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 cores)

Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz

Memory: 8 GB

Hard Drive Space: 50 GB

Video Card (AMD): Radeon R9 M290X


According to Aspyr's support page, "Mafia 3" would need an AMD video card with at least 2GB of VRAM to run. Another thing is that if players have either an Intel or NVIDIA graphic card on their Mac, then they will only be met with "severe game instability" and "sub-par framerates."

Below is the list of qualified Mac models for "Mafia 3."

AMD Radeon Pro 450, 455, or 460 (late 2016 MBP)

AMD Radeon R9 M370X (mid 2015 and 2016 MBP)

AMD Radeon R9 M380, M390, M395, or M395X (late 2015 iMac)

AMD Radeon R9 M290X or Radeon R9 M295X (late 2014 iMac)

AMD FirePro D300, dual AMD FirePro D500, or dual AMD FirePro D700 (late 2013 MacPro)

This definitely reminds Mac users about their greatest frustration: Macs are arguably not the best choice for gaming. This also adds to the fact that "Mafia 3" is already graphically demanding on a PC, according to PC Gamer's performance analysis.

Originally released on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One on Oct. 7, 2016, the Mac version of "Mafia 3" will be available on both Steam and the Mac App Store starting tomorrow, and will be priced at $39.99.

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