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So I am finally getting round to playing GTA IV Gay Tony, and was wondering what the optimal settings for it are.

Usually I aim for 60fps, but GTA is one of the those games which seems pretty smooth at lower framerates.

I always heard GTA IV was CPU heavy, but I benched at maximum settings 3.4Ghz vs 4Ghz and there was no difference in FPS. So I assume I am GPU limited, but don't feel like overclocking my GPU because it runs pretty hot.

My resolution is 1600x900, can someone reccomend me the best settings for fps/image quality tradeoff?
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It all depends on what system you have.

Best settings = max settings. This is OCN, come on. Haha.wink.gif
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Try giving Icenhancer a shot, a 7870 will do ok with it i am sure, you can tweak it for best results smile.gif
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Try giving Icenhancer a shot, a 7870 will do ok with it i am sure, you can tweak it for best results smile.gif

I don't know about this, I did some research before deciding to purchase this title, seen a few videos with 7970's getting 35-45 fps in the open without Icenhancer. So if that is any indication, highly doubtful of a 78xx.
post #5 of 7
Not any indication at all, Crossfire and SLi do not work in GTA IV.....

Here is my GTX 480 with icenhancer and downsampled res:






I still managed 30-40fps... GTA IV is a CPU hog.
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Try giving Icenhancer a shot, a 7870 will do ok with it i am sure, you can tweak it for best results smile.gif

Originally this was my plan, but it seems Ice/ENB doesn't work so good with EFLC because you can't downgrade to 1.0.4
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Ahh yes, i forgot about that redface.gif
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