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Hey guys, this isn't happening in any other game BUT GTA IV. I would be astounded if it was a CPU limitation (i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz). I'm running 2x MSI GTX 760 Gaming Edition cards OC @ 1130MHz / 1787MHz on both. Pretty much, if I have shadows on very high (it still happens on high) or a 20+ view/detail distance, my framerate just drops to 30 at random times, especially when looking over the city. I would mostly get 60-70fps when it's not happening of course. I've brought this down to SLI, as I tested with a single card, and I would get like 35 - 50 fps on highest settings. This is really frustrating me as I just spent close to $700 on 2 GPUs and am able to get a framerate of over 60 in Heaven 4.0 but this game won't take it. Any help would appreciated. Cheers
    
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GTAIV mate. It really is that way.
   
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Jup, its sad, but GTA is such a pile of unoptimized crap really, especially in SLI/Crossfire setups.
 
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post #4 of 16
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GTAIV mate. It really is that way.

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Jup, its sad, but GTA is such a pile of unoptimized crap really, especially in SLI/Crossfire setups.

So there's nothing I can do to solve it you guys think? :/
    
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Nothing you can do sadly.....GTA IV never was a smooth running game and never will

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Nothing you can do sadly.....GTA IV never was a smooth running game and never will

There wouldn't be a way to trick the game into thinking I'm using a single GPU would there?
    
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There wouldn't be a way to trick the game into thinking I'm using a single GPU would there?

I'm pretty sure there isnt a way to do that. GTA IV like others said was very poorly made, I hope GTA V port wont be that bad.

Also, have you updated GTA IV to the latest? It does help, a bit.
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I'm pretty sure there isnt a way to do that. GTA IV like others said was very poorly made, I hope GTA V port wont be that bad.

Also, have you updated GTA IV to the latest? It does help, a bit.

Yeah man it's @ 1.0.7.0

This is a real shame as I was starting to do some really sick car mods but I'm finding it difficult now frown.gif

I might try a reinstall of the game and see if that helps.
    
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Yeah man it's @ 1.0.7.0

This is a real shame as I was starting to do some really sick car mods but I'm finding it difficult now frown.gif

I might try a reinstall of the game and see if that helps.

Try running it with a single gpu.
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Try running it with a single gpu.

Sadly, I have frown.gif
    
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