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I maxed most of the settings except shadows and/or reflections @1080p and used 37/37/37/10

Its hard too tell the average since the fps jumps so much, but with FRAPS, its was 45-65 driving around, and in the worst spots of the map it would dip to 35 briefly

so my goal was to keep the min above 30, and try to get average of 50
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maybe he is lying....even my freinds with a gtx 460 and another with an hd 5850(which is better than hd6850 and gtx 460 as well) r not able to max out this game with constant 60+ fps....but my freind with hd5850 noticed increase in fps when he overclocked his cpu to 4ghz(his cpu is phenom 2 x6 1090t)....
and another reason is that at lower resolution like ours(1360x768) the cpu becomes the limiting factor...but at higher resolution more work is given to the graphic card hence running gta 4 at higher res also proves helpfull....

i hope i answered ur question....
post #13 of 24
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But isnt that weird that the guy in the video is playing maxed out everything on stock speeds?
and one more thing...pls tell the exact settings(graphical) at which u r playing the game...i know ur and mine resolutions r same so just tell the settings so that i will run a quick benchmark and give u the result...while u also run the benchmark on ur system and then we can compare our results...and as for my i7... tell me ur cpu speed and i will make my i7 into an i5 for u(simple turn off ht and adjust multiplier and u have got an i3 or i5 on ur hands....lol)....
post #14 of 24
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My settings:-

This is the best i can get with stock speeds and keeping avg fps 50+




Note that if i try increasing even a small bit from this, the avg fps drops drastically.
post #15 of 24
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My settings:-

This is the best i can get with stock speeds and keeping avg fps 50+




Note that if i try increasing even a small bit from this, the avg fps drops drastically.
u forgot the slider info....
give me that too...its very important then i can do that benchmark....
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post #17 of 24
I like how the first thing people do is say how you video card isnt beast enough our your bottlenecking as the answer for every question.


Step one when you see FPS drops in a game you know your system should handle is UPDATE.

IF the update doesnt work search google for a PATCH.

I Played Fallout New Vegas for 5 days and the FPS dropped to 18 FPS, when a lot of people were in view. This is not because of my Card, the game's emotions programming bogged the system down, so I turned emotions of and that fixed it temporarily. And I downloaded a patch to fix the problem and that fixed it.

There are plenty of GTA Forums and sites that have patches readily available. Try those first, search for someone who made a thread similar to yours and youll likely discover a downloadable fix.
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Remember, the benckmark runs far better then actually playing he game.
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Don't believe youtube videos. some of the folks are just lying or increasing the fps of the video to let you feel the game is smoother.
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Thanks for the reply guys. And yes the benchmark says its 66 fps avg however, while in-game my fps never even touch 60. Its stays at 53 MAX.
And i have already updated it/patched it to the latest version. That says 1.0.7 or something like that.
I have also tried many other things...but to no avail. As of now i am completely clueless.

And my rig is wayyy better than that recommended by R*

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Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
Memory: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)
18 GB Free Hard Drive Space
Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870
I simply fail to understand why is it that i cannot run it maxed out. Is the game buggy or just that its suffering from severe "consolitis" and so terribly optimized for pc?
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