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Why the hell is this game soo f'ing laggy? I play other games like L.A Noire, Alan Wake, Mafia 2, etc and they aren't laggy. Any ideas? I have to play on medium settings to get a playable frame rate.

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AMD FX 8350
ASUS ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Motherboard
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16GB Corsair DDR3 RAM
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GTA IV is a very bad console port. It is not even minimaly optomised for PC gaming. Being able to play it is a matter of luck. But it specificly doesnt liek AMD, be it a CPU or GPU

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Because gta iv is an awful port. I have seen it to run like crap with super high end systems and then to run just fine with mid range systems.

Also you can try to oc a bit your cpu
 

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it doesn't like multi-gpu setups either. and the benchmark lies when it tells you performance.

turn off the shadows and lower the draw distance.
 

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think of GTA 4 as a game running on playstation emulator
 

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CPU does not matter but ATI GPU does not work well with it. I use AMD with Nvidia and have no problems with GTA. I can advice the OP to install latest patch for GTA IV it fixes a lot of graphical problems and glitches.
 

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I loved - The Lost and Damned, that was laggy! Hey, now i have more mem and a better card i just might load that up again
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i have played GTA4 with a 965x4,,,1090tx6,,,and now a 3570k,,,,,it was ok with the AMD chips,,it got way better with the Intel,,,all with the same gtx570,,,,make sure you have the latest patches,,,its a glitchy game anyways
 

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The game has very poor coding its pathetic really...there are a few fixes google "gta 4 graphics fix" there's a few console commands that fixed my issues with my main system
 

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Grand Theft Auto IV was poorly coded in the PC version. If you want good framerates, you should go for an overclocked Intel 3570K or better. This game is extremely CPU-dependent. It also does not like AMD.
 

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Not true...I had a new i5 that hardly ran it with a 5770 yet a phenom 925 ran it well. It's just a piece of crap port
 

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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

think of GTA 4 as a game running on playstation emulator
Massive exaggeration. Not even close to true.

Most people here are right, though. It favors Intel and Nvidia and is extremely CPU dependent.

Works fine for me, however. I'm one of the few who actually got it to work with SLI so it's great.
 

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I can run it with 50+ frames with everything maxed except for the shadow quality. When the shadows quality is on High it plays fine. When its on Very High I still get 40'ish frames, but its a studded fest.

That's on a 4.8ghz 3570K w/ a 7850 @ 1300/1500 with 8GB of ram.
 

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GTA 4 loves CPU frequency, so you can try overclocking a bit
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Uninstall it then reinstall it, that fixed it for me and I could almost max it out at 1920x1080 on my sigrig. Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.
 
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