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Hey all i have started playing Gta iv and getting really bad FPS .

I cant get over 20 fps on mid settings at 1680x1050 im really confused to why ??

when i run it on high i get the same fps as i do on med ???

any help would be grate my specs are in my sig (Everything is stock clocks)
post #2 of 13
Given your system, I'm not surprised.
Not saying your PC is bad, it's just that GTA 4 is a huge hog.
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post #3 of 13
GTA IV is terribly optimised .

I had an AMD Athlon II x4 @ 3.61Ghz , at high settings i was below 20FPS .
When i got my 2500k the frames skyrocketed to over 30 .


I say clock your CPU higher , or upgrade .

Btw : what speed is your cpu now ?
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post #4 of 13
Need better CPU imo.
Get that quad clocked as far as you can and you should see improvement.

Also you dont have a lot of usable Vram,i used to struggle with my 5870 having 1Gb of Vram,you have less so i wouldnt be suprised if that to contributes to low FPS.

You have lots of ram though thumb.gif

EDIT:

also while we talkin bout GTA4 its worth mentioning about this SMAA injector that was mentioned here few days back.

http://mrhaandi.blogspot.com/p/injectsmaa.html

It works very very well,so easy to install,just involves dropping 3 tiny files into your GTA4 folder,just delete them to remove the effect it has.

Makes all jaggy edges so much better,i use it myslef and its great.
Edited by superj1977 - 12/11/11 at 4:01am
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post #5 of 13
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2.5ghz its on the stock cooler so i left it at stock speed

I has a scan of youtube and people are getting good fps with a Gtx295

So is it my Cpu bottle-necking it ?
post #6 of 13
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I have 1.7gb of Vram

But gta only sees 896mb not sure how or why
post #7 of 13
Total cpu bottleneck .

GTA IV is a CPU emulated console port .
it needs a really high end CPU .
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I'm running GTAIV on a Phenom 9950BE stock speeds with no issues. Of course I also have a GTX 465 tho.

Turn off night shadows and down day shadows, I noticed a jump in performance.
    
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Runs decent on my i5-2500K though I have only run it overclocked. I tried the game once on a Core 2 Duo at 3 Ghz and it was a cruddy experience. Would think a C2Q would have a chance after all the patches. Was voted worst port of the year. Think its still in consideration for the ever award as well.
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GTX295 has total of 1.7gb yes,but only half that usable by games as its mirrored not collective.

Would be the same if you had GTX295 Sli as well,just the way SLi/CFX works,get the quad pumped up i say biggrin.gif
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