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MSI 7870 with GTA 4

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Hello

I bought a 7870 and when I go play GTA 4 I have low fps.

GTA 4 (14-35 fps, 21 fps average) with res 1440x900 and almost maxed out, with shadows and night shadows medium.

Why?
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You are CPU bound.
    
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You are CPU bound.

This. ^ GTA4 uses a lot of CPU. I notice fps increases all the way up to 4.4ghz with my 560ti.
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Damn xD

There is some method to improve fps without decreasing graphics?
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You have a decent quadcore, lots of ram, and a 7870. That rig should get well over 50 fps at high settings but...

Your Western Digital Caviar Green harddrive is very slow. Its bottlenecking the whole system.
Just get a regular 7200rpm drive and use that low energy 5000rpm caviar green for saving photos and documents.
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You have a decent quadcore, lots of ram, and a 7870. That rig should get well over 50 fps at high settings but...
Your Western Digital Caviar Green harddrive is very slow. Its bottlenecking the whole system.
Just get a regular 7200rpm drive and use that low energy 5000rpm caviar green for saving photos and documents.

I don't use WD Caviar Green for games/windows, I use a Samsung SpinPoint F3
post #7 of 32
Turn down the view distances to 30-40, helps lower the cpu load.
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GTA 4 is VERY CPU dependent and is horribly coded.

 
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post #9 of 32
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Damn xD
There is some method to improve fps without decreasing graphics?

There are few methods to achieve better performance, increase screen resolution, and overclock your CPU higher or invest in a CPU upgrade.

GTA is very CPU bound, its been already stated a few times. While you have a quad, its a lower end quad, and it will struggle with that game, as its poorly coded.
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I had my dual 480 setup with a athlon II x4, and I also saw terrible FPS. It's the CPU.
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