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Does GTA iv need oc'd i7?

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Planning on getting this game probably try it at 1920x1200 first, than go up to 2560x1600. Is the i7 at 3ghz fast enough? I know jack about quad cores with todays games. Sorry.
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I think it's plenty
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is there any card from 2007 - 2008 that could max out GTA IV? lol
    
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This game runs very good when using an Nvidia card besides the massive need for CPU. Your system will max it out.

For Example, when i bought my 5830, a friend of mine had a gts 250, and had about 20-30 fps more than i did, at the same settings.
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post #5 of 15
GTA IV is a crappy buggy port that needs way too much power. You will see a bottleneck on the GTX 590. I would pick up a hyper 212+ to get it's clocks up a bit.
post #6 of 15
I play GTA IV all the time. I am not overclocked AND my CPU is below spec.


I'm not saying IV won't appreciate an overclock but if my ancient-as-hell chip can manage to run the game playably any i7 can easily handle it.
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post #7 of 15
I don't think it is required... I run the game pretty much maxed at 1080p with a q9550 @ 3.4ghz.
     
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post #8 of 15
GTA IV has more bugs than a rain forest.
post #9 of 15
I have a 4870 from almost 2 years ago, as well as I7 Processor, runs good and sometimes it will just stop or shutdown (either bad-Internet or something else). But yeah, it can definitely handle it on your pc based on the specs that's in your posted rig. Though it definitely needs to much to run it, as well it's really buggy. But very fun as well.
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post #10 of 15
A Dual Core overclocked can run this game fine. Was there any need to make this thread?
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