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Grand Theft Auto IV was poorly coded in the PC version. If you want good framerates, you should go for an overclocked Intel 3570K or better. This game is extremely CPU-dependent. It also does not like AMD.
     
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Not true...I had a new i5 that hardly ran it with a 5770 yet a phenom 925 ran it well. It's just a piece of crap port
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

think of GTA 4 as a game running on playstation emulator

Massive exaggeration. Not even close to true.

Most people here are right, though. It favors Intel and Nvidia and is extremely CPU dependent.

Works fine for me, however. I'm one of the few who actually got it to work with SLI so it's great.
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post #14 of 17
Install the latest patch, it will run better with it. Also decrease detail/draw distance if patch doesn't help.
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I can run it with 50+ frames with everything maxed except for the shadow quality. When the shadows quality is on High it plays fine. When its on Very High I still get 40'ish frames, but its a studded fest.

That's on a 4.8ghz 3570K w/ a 7850 @ 1300/1500 with 8GB of ram.
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GTA 4 loves CPU frequency, so you can try overclocking a bit wink.gif
 
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Uninstall it then reinstall it, that fixed it for me and I could almost max it out at 1920x1080 on my sigrig. Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.
    
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