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Originally Posted by Zonet View Post
Nah. Definitly NOT the CPU. It was working fine with a 9800GT Eco, medium settings, 35fps+. Slapping in a card thats double the power, and dropping frames is definitly a GPU issue. (I was going to say it was faulty, but it plays all the other games flawlessly.)
Its youre CPU. My 720 X3 struggles with this game, it runs ok for a moment then starts to skip and stutter, regardless of the video settings.

And thats a true triple.
Anything less then a quad for GTAV won't run the game smoothly from my experience.
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gta iv is just coded very badly. do you use mods on your game, such as cars. it is also your cpu. i went from a duel to my i7. the differance was incredible.
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1. GTA 4 pretty much needs a quad core. I went from a 4890 and 3.3GHz e4500 that was unplayable at any reasonable settings, and just barely playable bottomed out/low, to complete playability @ reasonable settings w/ my tri-core, then gained another 10fps or so unlocking it to a quad and, then even more OCing it, and was able to use even higher settings. There are those w/ 4.0+ e8400s and the like that can't play GTA 4. It needs a tri-core or better, quad or better really.

2. GTA 4 eats up graphics memory like no tomorrow. I HAD a 512MB 4870. Even bottomed out on my e4500 it was damned near unplayable, w/ the 1GB 4890 low/bottomed out was barely playable. If you have a 512MB 4870, that may also be part of your issue.

There are some performance tweaks like tricking the game into using a lower reflection resolution that may help a little bit, but if you're really intent on playing GTA4 and it's expansions, get a quad-core and OC it as best you can.
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It's your CPU... my GTX 470 uses like 50% at the most the rest is all on my CPU.

Use medium textures.
Nah. I'm telling you... It's not the CPU. My CPU with a 9800GT was playing IV with 35fps+ on Medium, 1280x1024. Hell, even my old Pentium D 820 + 8800GT was playing it better.

As I said, just to test it, I set everything to LOW/OFF! Yesturday, I downloaded the patches for the game, jesus, it may have made it worse. When I say 20FPS... I mean... 20FPS! My old Pentium D ran this game better. So I know as a fact it's NOT the CPU. (it was running with with my old 9800GT.)
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Well, do you even realize that GTA IV is one of the games out there that heavily depends on CPU?
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It's the CPU. Seriously, it is.
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Try to put the old card in and see what happens then.
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gta iv is just coded very badly. do you use mods on your game, such as cars. it is also your cpu. i went from a duel to my i7. the differance was incredible.
Nope. No mods. Although, it just hit me... I was running GTAIV with the 9800GT on Windows XP. I'm currently on Windows 7. Come to think of it, that may be the cause.
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Try to put the old card in and see what happens then.
Dead. I cried, but it didn't help.
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It's the CPU. Seriously, it is.
It's not. I'll prove you wrong, and I'll make you cry. Don't make me whop out a Pentium D on 'ur ass.
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