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Firstly, why grab a 5850 when you can get a 6870 for roughly the same price? Makes no sense to me.
    
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Well i dont know what to think anymore... look at these charts

The 5850 and the 4870 show a difference of 0.4 fps, which i shouldnt notice.. i play @1680x1050

My benchmark resulted in 30 fps average and not maxed out...
Edited by octohedron - 4/3/11 at 11:01pm
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Well i dont know what to think anymore... look at these charts

The 5850 and the 4870 show a difference of 0.2 fps, which i shouldnt notice.. i play @1680x1050
That's what I'm trying to tell you. GPU makes almost NO difference at all in GTA IV. If you ARE going to upgrade your GPU though, make it for other game's usage. A HD6870 would be a huge upgrade over your 4870 for any other games, and you'd get the benefit of DX11, less power (your Thermaltake PSU will thank you for that), and less heat. Plus the 6xxx series scale amazingly in crossfire.

And the 6870 / 6950 are 1GB cards (the 6950 can also be 2GB), and that would help you be able to turn up more settings in GTA IV.
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Well i shouldnt spend on new stuff if its not going to make any difference, anyways, some charts show a bigger cpu scaling while others show zero cpu scaling but a very noticeable gpu scaling...

I wonder which ones are more accurate.
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Alright, found these benchmarks dont know what those means though...

And according to these charts, there's no difference between my cpu and a i7-965 Extreme Edition...
You are comparing a i7-965 with a lower clock speed of 3.2 (with a higher score) against your a AMD 965 at 3.4ghz (with a lower score). An i7-965 with HT would run circles around the Deneb 965.

I say upgrade your gpu and be done with it. Get something future proof so that when you upgrade your processor later on, you just have to crossfire.
Edited by hellfire72 - 4/3/11 at 11:19pm
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Dont forget folks, we're talking about possibly one of the worst abominations in console port history here.

Sadly I have to hand it to an intel system for this game with more ram and better gpu.
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Well i dont know what to think anymore... look at these charts

The 5850 and the 4870 show a difference of 0.4 fps, which i shouldnt notice.. i play @1680x1050

My benchmark resulted in 30 fps average and not maxed out...
The reason why those charts show everything hovering around 60fps is that either Vsync was on, or the game isn't GPU intensive and it is indeed CPU intensive.
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post #58 of 66
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The reason why those charts show everything hovering around 60fps is that either Vsync was on, or the game isn't GPU intensive and it is indeed CPU intensive.
If it was vsync then they would cap out at exactly 60fps not 64.3. They are running max AF wich should be gpu intensive not cpu intensive, But with how poorly optimised this game is who knows?

@op have you tried forcing core affinities? if poor multi threading is to blame then you may see a small boost by making it use cores that are less loaded generally,
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Yesterday before going to bed i installed the 1.0.7.0 Patch and the game changed considerably, from the graphic options to the framerates, it runs 100% smooth but the effects, reflections etc are completely gone even if i set them to max, maybe because i installed some mods...

Im gonna try to force the core affinities, also i just got a new HD and im gonna set up a RAID 0, then install the game from scratch again and patch it to the latest version and see how it goes.
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I only listed one of my systems as to compare hardware, earlyer someone said that type of system would not run gta 4-so i was only stateing that the one i listed with the 5850, can easly run gta 4 on all high settings. To just add to this-i also have a visiontek 4870,that went into my third system after i bought a second 5850 and put that in the sytem i mentioned earlyer. And sorry but the asus 5850 top-will eat that 4870 for lunch-lol. And i,m not a fan of the 6800 cards-do some googleing and check out any and all testing and compares you find.
    
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