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we wouldn't be saying this if he had a 980x since this wouldn't happen with a 980x
this.
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Its a CPU bottleneck, hands down. The AMD CPU's just can't cut that game maxed out at all.

I came from a Phenom II x4 @ 3.85GHz (2.75GHz NB). My i5 at bone stock (same GPU) raped GTA IV compared to the slideshow that my Phenom II gave me.
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I can max it out with my system, it still isn't as smooth as it should be, but having my cpu clocked high enough helps a lot.
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I can max it out with my system, it still isn't as smooth as it should be, but having my cpu clocked high enough helps a lot.
And you'll NEVER get it smooth with an AMD CPU currently.
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And you'll NEVER get it smooth with an AMD CPU currently.
I can't even get it smooth with an i7 and a 5970.
    
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This game's optimization is almost non existent don't expect too much from it.
This.

You already maxing the game... IF it was coded like a proper game for PC.
Heck it lags like crazy on consoles as well.
It has something to do with how the Euphoria handles layers of effects I guess, take the AI or something like that.
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welcome to GTA IV!!!! i still cant max the shadows, everything else it maxed tho. 4+ghz i7 is required to max this damn thing.
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welcome to GTA IV!!!! i still cant max the shadows, everything else it maxed tho. 4+ghz i7 is required to max this damn thing.
I can max it fully at 1080p, with the IcEnhancer mod. I get a low of 30-35 FPS, average of about 50-60.
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It's not a CPU bottleneck.

GTA IV just can't be played well on AMD cards with shadows/night shadows on.

It lags when I played it with a 5970, and 6990. But it runs smooth as butter with a GTX 480. I had a 2600K overclocked to 5ghz for all 3 setups.

If you want to play the game buy an NVidia card. Or turn off shadows.
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It's not a CPU bottleneck.

GTA IV just can't be played well on AMD cards with shadows/night shadows on.

It lags when I played it with a 5970, and 6990. But it runs smooth as butter with a GTX 480. I had a 2600K overclocked to 5ghz for all 3 setups.

If you want to play the game buy an NVidia card. Or turn off shadows.
With my Phenom II and 470 it didn't run correctly either. Switched to the i5 at bone stock, and it ran smooth as butter maxed out.
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