Originally Posted by bhsmurfy
What are you exact settings. I will see if I can mimic.
I have a 9700k I can downclock to 5Ghz and see.
IIRC this game runs better in windowed mode for non-ht cpus
But how do you get windowed mode? There's no graphics option for widowed mode?
Aside from having all sliders maxed and definition set to 'on' I modified stream.ini to use more memory (up to 8 GiB, which it seemingly never uses).
I've also modified visualsettings.dat by:
1. changing the car.lod.distance.high from the default of 20.00 to 30.00 and car.lod.distance.low to 100.0 from 80.00 for 1080Ti
2. changed misc.Multiplier.farClipMultiplier to 3 (this changes the view distance)
The default value is 2. When I set it to 1, it looks like the FarClip is reduced to 250.00 (my FarClip values in the timecyc.dat is 500.00).
So basically it's an alternative, rather than replacing all FarClip values in the timecyc.dat it's easier to put a simple multiplier for it in the visualsettings.dat.
It could be that GTAIV is heavily thrashing system memory and maybe not only at a problematic area on Union Dr. East heading S. right before you
head under the Algonquin Bridge. Here the game always drops to 49 FPS at night and only at night. GTAIV only ever uses 2 GiB of system RAM (maybe
because it was designed to work on Windows XP).