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Heho peeps
Im having serious performance issues with GTA IV, im on patch 7 and all the latest drivers yada yada
I know this game is a dog to run but its been playable so i've kinda got used to it, but recently the frame drops and stuttering are driving me mad can anybody point me in the right direction to get smooth and stable playing?
Currently i have all settings of high, tri-linear filtering, view and detail are on 20, vehicle density on 50 and im running at 1080x1920 60Hz
My specs are in my sig, i kinda expected that with my hardware i can get half decent performance without destroying the visuals!
Any help would be hugely appreciated!

PS: i've tried using nomemrestrict command line, but its had zero effect!

Jim
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Try with the graphic mods in gtaforums.
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Try asking in the following thread GTA 4 Discussion Thread
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the 5770 does horrible with GTA4 :/ used to have one for a 1080p resolution too. try running at smaller resolutions
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Cheers guys, will do
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the 5770 does horrible with GTA4 :/ used to have one for a 1080p resolution too. try running at smaller resolutions
Yeah i tried that, made no difference, mostly its smooth as silk, even at very high settings, after 10-20 mins of play it all goes horribly wrong. Both cards stay below 50o/c so its not overheating.
Grrrr, its sooo annoying, i love this game but i hate it just as much!
Thanks for your input guys, i do appriciate it
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First of all, turn off crossfire. It negatively impacts performance with GTA 4.

Next, overclock that CPU. GTA4 can only use 3 cores or less, so clock speed is vital. Typical symptom of consoleportitus, but there you go. You could lower the vehicle density slider to 20 or so to reduce stuttering till you manage to overclock that cpu.


One more thing, set filtering to anisotropic x16 or x8, there really is no performance hit and the textures look so much better.
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First of all, turn off crossfire. It negatively impacts performance with GTA 4.

Next, overclock that CPU. GTA4 can only use 3 cores or less, so clock speed is vital. Typical symptom of consoleportitus, but there you go. You could lower the vehicle density slider to 20 or so to reduce stuttering till you manage to overclock that cpu.


One more thing, set filtering to anisotropic x16 or x8, there really is no performance hit and the textures look so much better.
Isn't it a fact that GTA 4 prefers quads? Patch 1.0.7.0 is known to have reduced the performance in term of fps but better visuals. However, with patch 1.0.4.0 you will get better fps but worse visuals. I updated to 1.0.7.0 and it drops about 4 fps but much better visuals
    
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Cheers OverTheBelow, i'll give that a shot in a little while, i have got my cpu overclocked to 3.8 at the mo, i cant get it stable at 4Ghz .....yet, im still working on it tho.
I'll crank the filtering up too, the weird thing is i can max out every setting and it will work, for about 5 mins, then it laggs like a mother*****.
Rockstar really let the side down with gta iv, shame on them for arseing up a potentially superb game!
Cheers dude
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Isn't it a fact that GTA 4 prefers quads? Patch 1.0.7.0 is known to have reduced the performance in term of fps but better visuals. However, with patch 1.0.4.0 you will get better fps but worse visuals. I updated to 1.0.7.0 and it drops about 4 fps but much better visuals
Yeah i pondered on upgrading for ages then bit the bullet, to be honest i didnt notice any difference aside from loading times.
Nice move rockstar lol
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