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So... decided to run GTA 4 again with all the hype around the mods.. Before i could even get to installing those mods i booted up the game on my old save and i get no more than 40FPS on very high... with my 6950? kinda bugs the hell out of me because i could've sworn i was hitting stable on other settings also the vram is just hitting half of what my card has to offer. My friend is playing it with his 570 and claims to be in the high 50's with everything on max and mods installed. yeah i know two different cards two different brands but i'm just a little shocked that my 6950 is performing this bad, something dosen't seem right to me.
    
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My performance wasn't great for gta 4 either. You could turn the draw distance all the way to 1 and turn shadows off, and that should make it a lot more playable.
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Run the benchmark, use google to see if others are getting close to your score with similar setups. The game is a mess, the latest patch seems to help with performance. On my rig, everything maxed out I was getting about 55 FPS in the benchmark. Installed the mods, did notice a slight drop in performance at times but again it's all maxed out.
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I get 60fps+ on my C2Q system with the game 100% maxed out (has a gtx470)

you should to
but the game is poorly made
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You should ealsily be in the 60s maxxed @1080p...my 570 did when I only had one.
     
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My performance wasn't great for gta 4 either. You could turn the draw distance all the way to 1 and turn shadows off, and that should make it a lot more playable.
Damn does it really come to this? do i really have to cater to my card.. i was hoping to just throw everything on max.

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You should ealsily be in the 60s maxxed @1080p...my 570 did when I only had one.
Yeah thats what im saying.. This just dosen't seem right the 6950 is not a bad card.. i mean i understand that the 570 is a tad better but the 6950 is not that far behind.. i shouldn't have to overclock my card for this game man... i run everything else i play with 60 fps (bfbc2/l4d2/ffxiv).. why the hell am i getting such bad perfomance..
    
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pfft must be nice... i installed.. ran benchmark, 40ish frames ... i was really excited .. started the game up with no mods and i really dont think it passed 3 fps IF that... something definitely wrong
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That game is crap, i can play that game if i have crossfire enable, it just chopps down when i turn the camera, my fps dump to 0.5 , 8, stuff like that.

With 1 card i get about 30 will all setting to the max, but i'm using a crappy 955BE @ 4ghz, not that all might SNB @ 4,5ghz
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pfft must be nice... i installed.. ran benchmark, 40ish frames ... i was really excited .. started the game up with no mods and i really dont think it passed 3 fps IF that... something definitely wrong
... on a 480? yeah their is something definetly up there.. i mean are you going to high with the vram i noticed this game eats that baby up.. makes me finally happy for having the 2G's that comes with a 6950
    
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Yeah I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think gta 4 ran better for me when I had my gtx 460. It's obviously a badly coded game.
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