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OK, so GTA IV pissing me off because of it's unoptimised graphics (old news). One thing that really frustrates me though, is when I first launched the game on my rig, I set all settings to max and ran the benchmark. Here are the results. BTW I'm using GTA IV v. 1.0.7.0:

 

Statistics

 

Average FPS: 57.75

CPU usage: 76%

System memory usage: 70%

Video memory usage: 93%

 

Graphics Settings

 

Video Mode: 1600 x 900 (60 Hz)

Texture Quality: High

Reflection Resolution: Very High

Water Quality: Very High

Shadow Quality: Very High

Texture Filter Quality: Anisotropic x16

Night Shadows: Very High

View Distance: 100

Detail Distance: 100

Definition: on

VSync: off (only for becnhmark, it's usually on)

 

Hardware

 

Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470

Audio Adapter: Speakers (Creative SB X-Fi)

Intel® Core i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (actually running OC @ 3.6GHz)

 

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)

Service Pack 1

 

So I thought, sweet the game will run just fine, but I load the game and it runs at an average of 20-25 FPS only. (45 avg during nighttime).

 

Does anyone here own a rig with a GTX 470 and a quad core CPU (pref i5) who can tell me the optimal setting I should run this at?

 

Thanks

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OK, so GTA IV pissing me off because of it's unoptimised graphics (old news). One thing that really frustrates me though, is when I first launched the game on my rig, I set all settings to max and ran the benchmark. Here are the results. BTW I'm using GTA IV v. 1.0.7.0:

 

Statistics

 

Average FPS: 57.75

CPU usage: 76%

System memory usage: 70%

Video memory usage: 93%

 

Graphics Settings

 

Video Mode: 1600 x 900 (60 Hz)

Texture Quality: High

Reflection Resolution: Very High

Water Quality: Very High

Shadow Quality: Very High

Texture Filter Quality: Anisotropic x16

Night Shadows: Very High

View Distance: 100

Detail Distance: 100

Definition: on

VSync: off (only for becnhmark, it's usually on)

 

Hardware

 

Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470

Audio Adapter: Speakers (Creative SB X-Fi)

Intel® Core i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (actually running OC @ 3.6GHz)

 

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)

Service Pack 1

 

So I thought, sweet the game will run just fine, but I load the game and it runs at an average of 20-25 FPS only. (45 avg during nighttime).

 

Does anyone here own a rig with a GTX 470 and a quad core CPU (pref i5) who can tell me the optimal setting I should run this at?

 

Thanks

Shadow Quality: High

View Distance: 50-ish

Detail Distance: 70-ish

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I don't have an i5 but a fast quad Q9650 and a GTX470.

 

These are my settings:

 

Video Mode: 1920x1080(60Hz)

Texture Quality: High

Reflection Resolution: Very High

Water Quality: High

Shadow Quality: High

Texture Filter Quality: Antisotropic x4 ( I can't tell the difference putting this higher)

Night Shadows: Off (Not needed)

View Distance: 30

Detail Distance: 50

Definition: On

V-sync: On

 

Also I use the commandline -reservedapp 0, which gives the game as much ram memory as it wants, assuming you have at least 4Gb of it.

 

This gives very fluent performance with only very slight stutter when things are really busy and very little popin.

 

 

 

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You shouldn't max out this game, IV is very badly ported and maxing it out isn't a smart idea.

Besides, your hardware might even not be enough turn.gif

 

Lower the sliders to around 50/50 or lower, the difference between 50 and 100 is zilch wink.gif

Also, you could turn off night shadows. It's very resource intensive, and actually pretty ugly if you'd ask me.

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I don't have an i5 but a fast quad Q9650 and a GTX470.

 

These are my settings:

 

Video Mode: 1920x1080(60Hz)

Texture Quality: High

Reflection Resolution: Very High

Water Quality: High

Shadow Quality: High

Texture Filter Quality: Antisotropic x4 ( I can't tell the difference putting this higher)

Night Shadows: Off (Not needed)

View Distance: 30

Detail Distance: 50

Definition: On

V-sync: On

 

Also I use the commandline -reservedapp 0, which gives the game as much ram memory as it wants, assuming you have at least 4Gb of it.

 

This gives very fluent performance with only very slight stutter when things are really busy and very little popin.

Hey thanks man, imma go, with your suggestion. I will set textures at ani x16 however, because I do notice that as the samples get higher, textures become sharper and clearer. I also tried using that command line and it works like a charm so thank you for your suggestion.

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I have Xeon X3440 (which is prev gen i7) @ 3,1GHz + GTX470, and I run this game maxed out @ 1680x1050 (1.0.4.0, ICE 1.3). ~25FPS most of the time (~40FPS at night), which seems enough for me, especially with motion blur on.

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