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4ghz e8400 isn't doin' the job? i just can set the "texture quality" setting to medium. "high" setting is locked... so that should be from the gpu my man. and when i set the night shadows to medium, the things just fuc"" up. oh, and i can't play it good in 1920x1080. that should be from the gpu too.
oopz. but to play GTA IV i heard we need a Quad core to get the max out of it !
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yeah, but im preatty sure, that if i put 5850 ot 470 in my freakin' pci-e slot, i will max out this game with my E8400 @ 4Ghz lol. my plan is to buy me 5850 and to use my gts 250 for physx.
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yeah, but im preatty sure, that if i put 5850 ot 470 in my freakin' pci-e slot, i will max out this game with my E8400 @ 4Ghz lol. my plan is to buy me 5850 and to use my gts 250 for physx.
Yea you can max it out now with your 250, but the problem is it will not have acceptable frame rates. Same will be true with upgrading to the 5850. Yes you will get more fps but not as much if you upgrade to an i7.
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Yea you can max it out now with your 250, but the problem is it will not have acceptable frame rates.
lmao actually i can't man. as i said, the game doesn't let me to change texture settings to anything more then medium lol. that is caused by the gpu.
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Same will be true with upgrading to the 5850. Yes you will get more fps but not as much if you upgrade to an i7.
i wish man. so you are trying to tell me that the i7 will give me more fps with my gts, then 5850 with my E8400?? sorry my man, but what you said is complete BS
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lmao


i wish man
Now this is ONLY for GTA IV that I was refering to, otherwise Yes, I would agree on upgrading the gpu first
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look @ my edited post KusH, man. puff puff >>>
    
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lmao actually i can't man. as i said, the game doesn't let me to change texture settings to anything more then medium lol. that is caused by the gpu.


i wish man. so you are trying to tell me that the i7 will give me more fps with my gts, then 5850 with my E8400?? sorry my man, but what you said is complete BS
You sir, have never read any GTA4 benchmarks before. THAT game needs a high powered cpu for good fps.




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GTA 4 (PC) - Summarization
The PC version of GTA 4 has CPU power for breakfast - independent on clock speed, L2 cache or number of cores. The latter ones are very important, because without quad-core power GTA 4 is noticeably less enjoyable. For example: A Q6600 is about 52 percent faster than the dual-core E6600 when both CPUs are running at 2.4 GHz. If the clock speed is increased, the difference gets smaller, but is still huge and a QX6850 is 47 percent faster than an E6850. Dual-core processors have a serious disadvantage and only with 3.6 GHz an E8500 is able to beat the Q6600, but GTA 4 nevertheless suffers from frequent lags on dual-core systems - no matter if an AMD or Intel CPU is used. The Phenom X4 9950 easily passes the Q6600 and theoretically is on the same level as the Q6700 (not included in the benchmark).

AMD's Athlon 64 X2 6400+ is doing fine compared to the E6600 and beats Intel's Conroe CPU, while the X2 5000+ is equally fast. A single-core CPU is unsuitable and only reaches single-digit results and additionally the game freezes and the animations of the characters is running in slow motion sometimes. Increased L2 cache results in about 8 percent more fps.
Source

There's your proof.

With that being said you would benefit much more for an i7 upgrade then a gpu upgrade. Like I said before normally I would agree with you about the gpu upgrade, but not in the case of GTA4, sorry.
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Dual-core processors have a serious disadvantage and only with 3.6 GHz an E8500 is able to beat the Q6600
wot can i say.... 4ghz E8400...
    
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wot can i say.... 4ghz E8400...
You do realize that they were testin g the q6600 @ stock speed of 2.4ghz right?

My q6600 @ 3.9ghz would smoke any e8400 @ 3.9ghz on anything, no doubt.

Either way if your going to play GTA4 i suggest getting a better cpu first.

That would be the biggest upgrade for fps in your case for that game only. You can take my advice or you can leave it I'm here to help not to dispute facts.
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so here what we'll do. my mate have core i5 and gtx 275. we'll benchmark hes system and we'll put my gpu on hes mobo. the tests will tell.... benchmarks comming soon lol
    
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