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A HD 5850 sounds perfect for you. It'll probably max out GTA IV. But the HD 5850 should last you for a while. You max most anything at 1680x1050, and probably a lot at 1920x1080/1200 as well, but not everything.
 
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Oh, yeah to play GTA IV the CPU is more important than the GPU. An i7 or probably a PH II X6 would be the best to run GTA IV. Your GPU is not adequate either though
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With patch 1.0.4.0, I get 30-45fps on medium graphics which is not bad for this CPU/video card combination.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tizmo View Post
With patch 1.0.4.0, I get 30-45fps on medium graphics which is not bad for this CPU/video card combination.
Oh yeah, you're gaming at 1680x1050 sorry my bad .

Still, what visual settings do you use. I assume medium, since not even my GTX 285 and Q9550 can't pull over 30FPS average at highest setting at 1920x1200.
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Medium. View distance is at 25. Though I can set water quality to high without losing much performance.
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The GTX465 is not as fast as the HD5850, but it is a lot cheaper. Would that be a good option as well?
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