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Just got around to installing GTA 4 today and the lag I am experiencing is just horrendous! It's not choppy, just sluggish and barely responsive.

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Processor: AMD 6120 Six-Core Processor 3.50GHz
RAM: 10GB
64-Bit
AMD Radeon HD 7450

I have put all the settings on low and am still experiencing the sluggish controls. I have installed all the patches also.
Is there anything else I can try to help with the lag?
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this game is a console port; and poorly done. unless you've got the latest and greatest performance is mediocre.
your graphics card is also severely lacking to play this game.
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Should upgrade your GPU, I would say HD 7770 or 7850 would be two good options. That 7450 is not able to keep up to your CPU.
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post #4 of 48
Yes gta4 is a hog. One of my favorite games of all time.

1080p maxed out 100 render distance, everything maxed I get 40-60 fps!

That is on a 4.5ghz 3570k and a gtx670! lol... It really is hard to run.
 
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yea dude i cant max out the game on 580 and i5 2500k, do u have the draw distance and the little slider bottoms down. I know its possible to run with lower end video cards, so give that a whirl
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I ran it at console settings on the intel HD4000 with everything turned to medium, shadows low, res slightly under 720p, render, draw, and car density at 12 and it ran great and looked xbox360 graphics wise.
 
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I ran it at console settings on the intel HD4000 with everything turned to medium, shadows low, res slightly under 720p, render, draw, and car density at 12 and it ran great and looked xbox360 graphics wise.
intel hd 4000 is comparable to amd 6450, 7450 being a rebrand.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HPE1000 View Post

I ran it at console settings on the intel HD4000 with everything turned to medium, shadows low, res slightly under 720p, render, draw, and car density at 12 and it ran great and looked xbox360 graphics wise.
Might as well just buy it for xbox then lol.
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poorly coded game + amd 6120 + amd 7450 = STUTTERFEST
Edited by ghostrider85 - 2/2/13 at 4:24pm
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What would be the best graphics card I can get yet not empty my bank account? I see someone mentioned the HD 7770 or the 7850. Would these be able to keep up?
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