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Okay so I play Crysis 1 and 2 on max settings with no issue. But I just bought GTA IV and it lags on max settings. Shouldnt my system run it on max?
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Is that a 2GB model of the 6950?
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Wait I have the 6970...
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This game's optimization is almost non existent don't expect too much from it.
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gta iv uses more cpu than those games

its your cpu thats holding you back, not gpu

my stock 470 rarely gets up to 100 percent usage with all the sliders maxed at 1080p playing gta iv

also use patch 1.04 or 1.05

game runs fine, as long as your using a very good cpu, which amd is not
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Do you have the latest patches. I could max GTAIV on my 1090T at 4.0 with my 5870.
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I have no idea its from steam shouldnt it already be updated?
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I would assume it is CPU bottleneck.

I play at medium settings with two 6850s
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Game sucks, not gameplay wise, but it was not made for PC very well. Lower the settings like drawdistance, shadow really bogs down performance, a bit of texture settings.
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I used to run teh game better on my E5200 # 3.7 and my 512mb GT 240 than i do on my current sig rig

It hates ATI/AMD, and me too probobly since ive yelled at it so many times
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