Mafia II Benchmarks - Lenovo ThinkPad W520 and HP DV6T Quad Edition

Gear: Lenovo ThinkPad W520, HP Pavilion DV6T QE, Mafia II.

Several benchmark videos with different settings. I did not do a benchmark with less than the "slightly" above medium settings. I'm sure this game will run very smoothly on those settings.

Lenovo ThinkPad W520 Specs:
  • 8GB RAM
  • Intel Core i5-2540M @ 2.6GHz (up to 3.3GHz) 2 cores, 4 threads
  • Nvidia Quadro 2000M with 2GB DDR3
  • 1600x900 resolution (native)

HP Pavilion DV6T QE Specs:
  • 6GB RAM
  • Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.0GHz (up to 2.9GHz) 4 cores, 8 threads
  • AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB DDR5
  • 1366x768 resolution (native)

1366x768, Slightly Above Medium Settings, NO APEX PhysX

  • W520
    • Min 3.4
    • Max 125
    • Average 47.3
    • Rank C
  • DV6T QE
    • Min 6.2
    • Max 125
    • Average 26.9
    • Rank D

1366x768, Max Settings, NO APEX PhysX

  • W520
    • Min 13.3
    • Max 111.1
    • Average 48.2
    • Rank C
  • DV6T QE
    • Min 11.2
    • Max 142.9
    • Average 27.4
    • Rank D

1366x768, Max Settings, APEX PhysX ON

  • W520
    • Min 3.2
    • Max 71.4
    • Average 20.4
    • Rank D
  • DV6T QE
    • Min 4.5
    • Max 55.6
    • Average 12.6
    • Rank E

Native Resolutions (W520 1600x900, DV6T QE 1366x768), Max Settings, APEX PhysX ON

  • W520
    • Min 2.4
    • Max 100
    • Average 17.9
    • Rank E
  • DV6T QE
    • Min 6
    • Max 88.3
    • Average 15.4
    • Rank E


Overall you can see that the Lenovo ThinkPad W520 offers a much better experience with Mafia II. It seems that physics are also handled better. These benchmark results surprised me a lot due to the fact that in previous benchmarks the HP DV6T QE has been the winner.

Published: Jun 27, 2011


  1. Can you test shogon 2?

  2. I can only test it with the HP DV6T QE. The Lenovo W520 has been shipped back to Lenovo.

  3. Ya I want you to test it on the Hp DV6T QE
    and any other high performance game.
    thank you

  4. Which PhysX driver version did you use?
    I can't manage to have a properly working PhysX configuration on my W520 with Quadro 1000M.


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