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There you go DX9 vs DX10
Interesting. Is there anyway for me to switch to DX9 while playing GTAIV? I couldn't find a DX setting in the game options.
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For my system specs,

If I max it, (barely can) view distance/car total, etc around 40-50% there, I get anywhere between 20-40fps. (1920x1080), on either a 32" lcd via hdmi, or a 22" lcd via dvi.

I'd like some suggestions, as the fps issue stays with me in both xp, vista, & 7.

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From my own experience nvidia cards tend to do better in GTAIV. Try using older drivers, i use to use 10.4a on GTA4 and it worked fine. Also try turning on & off vysnc and see if that helps, it's know to cause issues for some people, and clip capture also.
Any ideas where I could get 10.4a from? I looked around on the PC website, but couldn't see anything along the lines. (PowerColor HD4870 PCS+)

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Honestly those aren't strange FPS that you're getting. I ran GTA4 at on high with medium shadows at the 3 bars all around 40 or so and I was getting 18-30fps depending on what was going on and that was with crossfired 4850's and a quad @ 3.8Ghz.

The game is brutal, I was only able to max it out once I got a 4870X2.
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For my system specs,

If I max it, (barely can) view distance/car total, etc around 40-50% there, I get anywhere between 20-40fps. (1920x1080), on either a 32" lcd via hdmi, or a 22" lcd via dvi.

I'd like some suggestions, as the fps issue stays with me in both xp, vista, & 7.

- Le_Loup
The way I've always played this game on my old setup was... View Distance 10, distant Detail, 50-70. Definition on, and mostly medium settings (off when ever I can.) No VSync. I would get a good 35fps.
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Honestly those aren't strange FPS that you're getting. I ran GTA4 at on high with medium shadows at the 3 bars all around 40 or so and I was getting 18-30fps depending on what was going on and that was with crossfired 4850's and a quad @ 3.8Ghz.

The game is brutal, I was only able to max it out once I got a 4870X2.
Still not the problem. And they are very strange FPS when I'm not even going anywhere near LOW settings or above. It's something to do with the card/drivers. I just can't seem to put a finger on what it is.
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Two main questions here:

1) Is there anyway to switch back to DX9.0c in GTAIV?
2) Where can I find driver 10.4a?

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Two main questions here:

1) Is there anyway to switch back to DX9.0c in GTAIV?
2) Where can I find driver 10.4a?

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1) I don't think GTAIV supports DX10.
2) Here.
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On my current P4 640 3.2 GHz, with only 3GB of 4 showing (dell MB doesn't have x64 BIOS) of very slow DDR2, and with a 5670 1GB,

in Win 7 ultimate, it was around 9-13fps at like 1024x768 and low-med settings, and >5 on for VD/detail?

In Win XP, it sees 3.25GB of my 4GB ram, and I could get about 15-17fps on some pretty bad settings.

I only played a couple of levels, I can't wait till the new rig is completed in late Feb, to try a bunch of new to me games.
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1) I don't think GTAIV supports DX10.
2) Here.
GTA IV does have Dx10, I've been able to see a huge difference when running it in win7 then xp. (And visually there is a stunning difference to my eye sight).

Not sure how to switch back to 9, but there's no serious fps difference on my card really. Rather fluidness difference and glamour to it.

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