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I had terrible results with my QX6850 oc'd at 3.6ghz with a HD 7950 3gb. I would average 10-35 fps with bad lag spikes.

So I dug out a E8400 machine I've been playing with, a cheapo used cooler and OC'd it to 3.77ghz and paired it with a 560TI and at high settings with the views around 25. I get about 35-40fps, much smoother and no lag spikes. Crazy it plays so much better but also this dual core rig runs much cooler and I wonder if that helps.

Are you sure it isn't the Nvidia card? I tried a GTX 480 and a 6950 and the Nvidia card felt smoother. That's why I'm going green again. When GTA V eventually is released, I'll be ready.
    
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GTA IV is very demanding since 1.0.7. If you could somehow revert it back to 1.0.4 it'd be way easier for your pc to handle it (Easy 100+ FPS, but crappier shadow o.c)
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post #13 of 20
Don't put shadows on Very High,High runs great here.
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post #14 of 20
Overclock that 3770 biggrin.gif

Im getting better performance even past 5Ghz .


3.4 Ghz = 55fps
http://abload.de/img/gtaiv2013-08-2122-29-zwk2r.jpg
5.1 Ghz = 82fps
http://abload.de/img/gtaiv2013-08-2122-13-z5j3b.jpg
   
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post #15 of 20
Its just the game, I get 40-60 and Have a GTX 780 and a 3770k @ 4.7GHz
post #16 of 20
I run GTA IV on max settings except with shadows turned off and it runs as smooth as butter for me on my 3770K and GTX 670!
post #17 of 20
If youre modding ai jad a whole lot easier with the disc copy and version 1.0.4
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post #18 of 20
keep view distance below 50 for a playable framerate. also overclock the cpu. why would you buy a unlocked cpu and then keep it at stock clocks?
Edited by Takla - 4/24/14 at 1:55am
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post #19 of 20
GTA IV is just a terrible port, went from a single 6950 to a Titan (left everything else the same) and lost fps in that game. Makes no damn sense.
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GTA IV is just a terrible port, went from a single 6950 to a Titan (left everything else the same) and lost fps in that game. Makes no damn sense.

yeah it makes sense. if like you said just switches the gpu then you would use a nvidia gpu with amd driver.
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