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GTA4 is so CPU-dependent that it's unbelievable. From what I read, it seems to give physics calculations to almost everything, and from my personal experience (since I run into every other pedestrian and object on purpose), it seems to be true. I can't see your signature right now in this Reply box, but make sure you have at least a quad core beforehand, or else the upgrade to a graphics card would mostly be for naught.
    
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GTA IV is poorly optimized and does NOT support multi GPU, so the absolute best you can get for it is GTX 285 (since a gtx 295 is 2 GPU and only one will be effective).
Thanks! I wondered why the graphics options only reads 1011mb memory while I have a 4850x2 2GB. So basically I'm running this game with a 4850 1GB huh? Crappycrap!
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The GTX 285 is the best card for it but not the best value. Get the GTX 260 Core 216 65nm
    
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Thanks! I wondered why the graphics options only reads 1011mb memory while I have a 4850x2 2GB. So basically I'm running this game with a 4850 1GB huh? Crappycrap!
haha yeah, gta iv sucks in this field because only GPU will be effective
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