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usvaaja
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:58 AM Edited by usvaaja, 03 April 2014 - 12:50 PM.

Hi. I just installed GTA IV on my computer. It's not really a powerful gaming rig and is several years old.

My specs:

Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16Ghz
RAM 4,00 GB
64-bit Windows 7
Ati Radeon 4870 512MB RAM

With high/medium settings and very moderate drawing distances my framerate hovers around 25-35 most of the time.
It occasionally drops to 18-20. I don't need to achieve 50fps, but I'd like to get a bit higher fps without the game looking butt ugly.

 

BENCHMARK TEST:

 


File ID: Benchmark.cli

 

Statistics
Average FPS: 47.85
Duration: 36.80 sec
CPU Usage: 88%
System memory usage: 66%
Video memory usage: 97%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Shadow Quality: High
Reflection Resolution: High
Water Quality: High
Texture Filter Quality: Anisotropic x4
Night Shadows: Off
View Distance: 22
Detail Distance: 13

Hardware
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Video Driver version: 8.17.10.1129
Audio Adapter: Headphones (High Definition Audio Device)
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU     E8500  @ 3.16GHz

 

But in-game the fps is usually much lower than in the test.


T-ru
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:00 PM

First, reinstall the game and install the last patch 1.0.7.0

 

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 (60 Hz) - for this system, this resolution is too high
Texture Quality: Medium
Shadow Quality: medium
Reflection Resolution: medium
Water Quality: medium
Texture Filter Quality: Anisotropic x4
Night Shadows: Off
View Distance: 22
Detail Distance: 13
 

 

 

 


usvaaja
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

First, reinstall the game and install the last patch 1.0.7.0

 

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 (60 Hz) - for this system, this resolution is too high
Texture Quality: Medium
Shadow Quality: medium
Reflection Resolution: medium
Water Quality: medium
Texture Filter Quality: Anisotropic x4
Night Shadows: Off
View Distance: 22
Detail Distance: 13
 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the tips. I tried those medium settings, lowered the resolution to 1600x900 and the framerate didn't drop quite as low, and it didn't look bad.

But why should I reinstall the game (which I didn't do yet)? I installed the game yesterday and the first thing I did after that was getting the latest patch from Rockstar, which I believe was the one you mentioned.


unc13bud
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 01:49 AM

you shouldn't have installed the latest patch (7) for that system (core2duo/hd 4870). you should be using patch 4 and medium settings. that is assuming you aren't using a substandard raggedy power supply or the system overheating. and when it turns amber daylight, your game is going to get super choppy.





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