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GTA IV still laggy as hell with 1090T@4.1Ghz

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My overclock is currently at 4.1Ghz@1.5125V, NB 3Ghz@1.3125V.

GTA IV still runs very laggy with about 15-30fps @4.1Ghz when settings are maxed(Vehicle Density 1 though). The fps are often below 10 and sometimes the picture freezes for a split second e.g. on sharp turns or when I turn the camera fast while driving fast.

The XFX 5970 BE is @stock 725/1000Mhz due to no fan control. GTA IV is installed on Win 7 Pro 64 Bit. Latest GTA IV patch applied, Catalyst is 11.2.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 28
Turn the settings down till it's playable, GTV IV is a terrible port.
post #3 of 28
it is just a terrible port, works for some people.
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I used to get 25+ gfps on an E5200 dual and a GT240 :/
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I get around 30 with everything maxed (except draw distance) at 1080p, just the occasional stutter. All at stock, it's worse then The Sims 3 in terms of performance and bugginess. But even if FRAPS shows 30, it feels slower.
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post #6 of 28
Just let it auto configure itself, difference isn't really that noticable.
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post #7 of 28
Have you tried it while using one core, GTA IV was not coded for SLI/crossfire.
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post #8 of 28
Hrrm, your FPS is indeed too low for the system you have, it is not because the game was a bad port. It isn't the best port in the world, but I get better FPS than you do with those settings with the system I have.

Have you bychance tried running it without a CPU overclock?
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post #9 of 28
SLI/CFX scales horribly in that game. So pretty much you're just running on a single card and have to suffer from microstutter. Turn down the graphics until you get 30+ fps.
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post #10 of 28
turn down the settings, amd 6 core isn't any better than a phenom II x 4 at gaming. Turn down viewing distance, distance detail, vehicle density to 50 and it should be able to run at 30+fps.
    
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