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So my video card is bottlenecking in GTA 4... I can't run the game smoothly maxed out. Benching 65 average on the GTA 4 test tho.

Any suggestions? Don't tell me to turn down the settings. That's the obvious solution.

Problem is the game hits fps spikes way too often and it becomes too choppy.
    
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Reinstall graphics card drivers. How hot is the card becoming while playing GTA?
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So my video card is bottlenecking in GTA 4... I can't run the game smoothly maxed out. Benching 65 average on the GTA 4 test tho.

Any suggestions? Don't tell me to turn down the settings. That's the obvious solution.

Problem is the game hits fps spikes way too often and it becomes too choppy.
What monitor resolution are you playing on? Have you overclocked your card at all?
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That sounds like it could possibly be a refresh rate issue. See what your monitor's refresh rate is compared to what the game is running. The 560 Ti should wreck GTA 4. If my laptop can play it, any desktop should be able to max it effortlessly, with the exception of the 8xxx nvidia cards, those just suck now.
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Reinstall graphics card drivers. How hot is the card becoming while playing GTA?
Around 66C. and I'm using the latest drivers. Just did a format to create my new Raid 0.

Pretty sure it's the card at it's limit. benchmark below.

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Statistics
Average FPS: 64.65
Duration: 37.31 sec
CPU Usage: 32%
System memory usage: 69%
Video memory usage: 89%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Texture Filter Quality: High
View Distance: 61
Detail Distance: 100

Hardware
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Video Driver version: 280.26
Audio Adapter: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
then i uncapped the limit and testing again.

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Statistics
Average FPS: 64.37
Duration: 37.35 sec
CPU Usage: 34%
System memory usage: 69%
Video memory usage: 100%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Texture Filter Quality: Highest
View Distance: 100
Detail Distance: 100

Hardware
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Video Driver version: 280.26
Audio Adapter: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
drops only a slight amount...

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That sounds like it could possibly be a refresh rate issue. See what your monitor's refresh rate is compared to what the game is running. The 560 Ti should wreck GTA 4. If my laptop can play it, any desktop should be able to max it effortlessly, with the exception of the 8xxx nvidia cards, those just suck now.
running at 60hz. monitor can do 59/60 but i'll try 59 and see if that does anything.
    
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Im pretty sure its the game, the internet is littered with GTA bugs.
    
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It is the game bro. The thing is horribly unoptimized. You take powerful machine and it will run like crap...

Have you overclocked your CPU? The game is ungodly intense on the CPU D:
 
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It is the game bro. The thing is horribly unoptimized. You take powerful machine and it will run like crap...

Have you overclocked your CPU? The game is ungodly intense on the CPU D:
and no. it's too hot in my house to OC this beast.

i don't think my cpu is getting capped out. my card hits 100% before my cpu can.

btw it looks like micro stutters.

not really sure how to explain it but 59hz made it sorta bearable until all the police sirens and light effects start causing more stuttering.
    
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I play it maxed out and the benchmark says I have pretty decent FPS (don't remember, that's the beauty of 580s you don't have to worry about settings or FPS, just max and go) but it also feels kinda glitchy or stuttery, certainly doesn't feel as smooth as it ought too. Only other thing I can think of is that GTA IV loves VRAM, like it will take just about as much as you can throw at it, so 1Gb could also be a limiting factor when trying to max it.
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i think it might be the vram cause my cpu is weak i couldnt max it maybe had settings bit over mid way and it was taking 945mb of my vra
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