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It's the shadows and the view distance that uses the vram, if you have a fps problem, just lower one of those and it should work better and -nomemrestrict works too
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With my i7 my CrossfireX 5770's handled this game actually quite well.
The game would use the VRAM from both GPUs, or atleast the game said it did.

With CrossfireX on I had about 2000MB usable, with it off, about 950MB usable.
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
With my i7 my CrossfireX 5770's handled this game actually quite well.
The game would use the VRAM from both GPUs, or atleast the game said it did.

With CrossfireX on I had about 2000MB usable, with it off, about 950MB usable.
It actully says 2GB in the game? o_O cool
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One of the main reasons I am getting the 6970 over the 570. Hopefully I can max GTA IV at 2560x1440 with 2GB VRAM, do you guys think so?
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One of the main reasons I am getting the 6970 over the 570. Hopefully I can max GTA IV at 2560x1440 with 2GB VRAM, do you guys think so?
You should be able to, quite easily actually.
From my experience, you need good GPU muscle, but a quad CPU is the minumum for running this game smooth.
Even my 720 X3 at 3.6Ghz had trouble, and that is a true triple.

If high res gaming is your thing, the 570 6970 and 580 all make for good solutions.
Im happy at 1200P/1080P but a year from now I plan on purchasing a 1600P monitor.
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
With my i7 my CrossfireX 5770's handled this game actually quite well.
The game would use the VRAM from both GPUs, or atleast the game said it did.

With CrossfireX on I had about 2000MB usable, with it off, about 950MB usable.
With crossfire you have just 1024mb usable, that's not how crossfire works, same texture is stored in both cards.
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Originally Posted by L36 View Post
With crossfire you have just 1024mb usable, that's not how crossfire works, same texture is stored in both cards.
I know, but GTA4 says it uses almost 2000MB.
I also said its what the game says.
It may or may not be true.
I was surprised myself.

I had a CrossfireX setup for 11 months, through multiple driver sets, pushed by 2 different CPU's. I know all about it. This has been talked about many times before GTA4 threads on various forums.
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I know, but GTA4 says it uses almost 2000MB.
I also said its what the game says.
It may or may not be true.
I was surprised myself.

I had a CrossfireX setup for 11 months, through multiple driver sets, pushed by 2 different CPU's. I know all about it. This has been talked about many times before GTA4 threads on various forums.
Yeah, you aren't the first. Ive seen many other people claiming the same thing with crossfire setups.
Doesn't crossfire hurt the performance?
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Do you think that a GTX 570 could max gta iv @ 2560x1440?
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