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Ok so im sure the most of us are aware that two cards don't work in GTA IV. If you do get then to work, as i did, you get like 25-30% load on each card.

Im not too sure if this issue is due to simply poor coding in GTA IV, but i thought i'd ask just in case.

So, I run GTA IV, max it out, as i do with all games, Even Metro 2033, and i disabled crossfire of course. The game actually runs smoothly at around 85-90fps average, yet every once and a while ill just turn around, or get out of a car, and BOOM! im sitting at 8fps. Then it will sit around 20 some fps for about 3 or 4 seconds, and shoot back up to 80 something.

So.. what could it be, it tried lowering the settings, and running on a single card, I've noticed best performance 80~fps average with medium shadows and like 70% draw distance/35 detail distance. VSYNC doesn't effect anything, and turning settings down doesn't seem to affect performance either... Only when i run 800x600 and all lowest settings, but otherwise, i get monster frame drops.. Looked around, and aside from crossfire issues (which i can understand the game isn't coded for) i cannot find a solution...

Aside from that, ill also get what appears to be microstuttering in cut-scenes. In general cut-scenes usually go about 150fps, yet close moving faces stutter across the screen like crazy...

Anyways, any help will be wonderful

Thanks guys
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GTA IV is one of the worst console ports out there. Make sure your using at least the 1.0.6.0 patch or higher. The older patches cause the major framerate problems.
    
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That happened to me on the 5970, it only utilized 1gb of the VRAM, massive slowdown when changing directions, due to the loading of the draw distance. I switched to a GTX 480 and no longer have this problem and it runs great, with 1.5GB memory. However the 6970 has 2gb of memory so I don't know why you're having that problem. Another guess is that GTA IV is optimized for Nvidia cards. Just my $0.02.
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That sucks... I've never had an issue with my setup.
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Lol hard drive, you got a green one/slowest, cant read the data from page file to ram fast enough, pick up wd black ,f1,spinpoint. something like 7200rpm 32-64 meg cache.
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My advice is to skip GTA IV. Horrible pc port
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Originally Posted by GfhTattoo View Post
Lol hard drive, you got a green one/slowest, cant read the data from page file to ram fast enough, pick up wd black ,f1,spinpoint. something like 7200rpm 32-64 meg cache.


That doesn't matter. I have mine installed on an F3 on my sig, and on a 500gb WD green...



Doesn't matter.
post #8 of 13
Yeah, it's just a horrible port.
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Yeah its a terrible port no matter what you do your going to face problems and crappy performance.
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Hmm ok seems fair enough.. kinda what i expected. It isn't the HDD man. My buddy has a 80GB Vertex 2 OCZ SSD and he sees lower fps than me. I will agree, think its just nVidia optimized

Next cards will be 680's ATi is still waitin on driver updates. Great, i spend a grand on 2 cards and i dont get **** worth of updates... oh well

Thanks for the help guys
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