Iam here to once again rage a little bit on this optimization thread.
GTA IV is a game which is almost 5 years old now. And still, yes, still hasn't been optimized.
I remember buying this game and the EFLC expansion on day one when they were released for PC.
I remember the game had quite a lot of bugs and optimizations issues, I played it on medium settings on my computer back then (C2D 8500 ~ 4.06 GHz, 8800 512 gts updated to nvidia 295 GTX in 2010, 8 GB ram and win 7 64bit ). Even then I was experiencing a lot of stuttering , but I finished the game and both expansions with almost 90% completition on all of them (I never quite managed to get all those pigeons and the other collectibles in those two expansions)
But I was having fun nevertheless, despite that utterly bad optimization.
And now after 3 years I finally managed to buy a new very high end computer, the specs are as follows
MB: Asus Maximus V Formula
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K ~ 4.6 GHz
GPU: Gigabyte GTX670OC-2GD SLI
RAM: 4x4 GB Kingston 2133 Mhz DDR3
SC: SB X-Fi Titanium Champion
OS: Windows 7 ultimate x64
SSD: 240 GB C4 crucial
And after installing the game on the pc I was disgusted by the performance, I mean with everything maxed out I only get around 50 fps with fps drops to unpayable 30 or 25 fps...
Vastly frustrated I uninstalled it immediatelly afterwards and the one thing left was a sharp and sour feeling of helplessness...
I was very pissed off at the decision made by rockstar not to announce the new GTA V for PC, but now Iam happy, because we won't be getting this same unoptimized garbage on PC again and I won't be disappointed and disillusioned as I was with GTA IV, don't get me wrong fellas, I still rate this game very high on my personal top10 list.
I apologize for the long text, but hopefully somebody will read it and endorse it.
Iam off to play some Max Payne 3 and Tomb Raider, two recent games that are actually beautifully optimized and nicely ported on PC with dx11 effects and all the goodies that we , the PC folk like.
Thank you for the space to express my frustration and I bid you farewell in your endeavours
Edited by 3rr0r, 19 April 2013 - 09:35 PM.