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Well, my rig is over a year old and I knew I would come across a game that made me need to upgrade, and it's GTA 4. It's pretty much unplayable. Well, I should say that it's playable, but I really hate lag, it takes all of the immersion out of my gaming experience.

So, given my specs in my sig, am I right that it's my video cards that should be updated? And if so, what card do you suggest I look to.

I bought the 8800gt because it was a mainstream card and was easy to overclock and I knew it would take me pretty far. What's that card in today's market?
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post #2 of 22
gta4 doesn't like sli but i read with new drivers its more stable but if your looking for nvidia i would say go gtx260, but at this moment in time your 2 cards are about as good as 1 new card hope this helps
Edited by t3rr0r - 12/22/08 at 4:44pm
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post #3 of 22
I am going through the same thing. GTX 260 or 280 would be your best bet. I am saving up money and I am going to get the GTX 295.
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post #4 of 22
Go with a 4870 1gb or possibly 4850x2 if you want to be able to run GTA 4 well.
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What the heck, that Q6600 doesn't cut it? GTA4 is heavily CPU-based.
    
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What the heck, that Q6600 doesn't cut it? GTA4 is heavily CPU-based.
Its more of a video card problem in this case. My Q6600 does alright with it.
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post #7 of 22
id get a 260 or 4870 1gb, or if you want something with a bit more go then the 280.
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And people said crysis was poorly coded? Jesus.
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Quote:
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And people said crysis was poorly coded? Jesus.
Yeah I regret buying GTA4, its pretty bad on PC.
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by proTip View Post
Go with a 4870 1gb or possibly 4850x2 if you want to be able to run GTA 4 well.
he has an nvidia chipset ... he would be better of with some nvidia card so he can later SLI
id say go for the GTX280
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