How to improve performance in GTA 4
I know this is an often asked question, but could you give me your opinions as to how I could improve the graphical performance in GTA 4 (new graphics card, more RAM etc...). At the moment I can only run it at the verylowest resolution and it looks awful.
This is also a bit of a surprise as I thought my system was relatively powerful.
Here's my benchmark. As you can see I'm running Vista. I also have 4GB of RAM.
CPU is a huge bottleneck for this game, E6700 isnt good enough, upgrade to a quad core, Q6600 at the very least. Also look into getting yourself a 1GB graphics card, something like a 1gb 9800gt/x, or a HD4850.
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turn render quility to low and turn resolution up. turn detail to 10.
theirs something wrong you should get better performance then that. Overclock your E6700 if you can i bet you can get a good 500-800mhz overclock.
I would say a GPU upgrade would be smarter, except for this game maybe.
Thanx for the answers.
I think the weak link in the chain is the graphics card as that is maxed out.
I could then overclock the cpu and see what benifits that brings.
I was looking at graphics cards today and was recommended both the NVIDIA EVGA e-Geforce 9800GTX + (with 1024 MB), as well as the NVIDIA N260GTX-T2D896-OC (with 896 MB)
Althought the first has more memory, the second (as I understand it) has a better/faster GPU.
What do you think is the better one to buy??
Would be grateful to hear your thoughts.
Get the new Nvidia drivers 4FPS improvemnt.
I have the new NVIDIA drivers, updated them last night.
I ended up going with the NVIDIA N260GTX and the difference is incredible!!
The game now suggests a resolution of 1600 x 1200 as the ideal setting as well as putting everything else on high.
Thanks for your help.
Wow amazing PCGH had trouble running the game on a 280GTX with dual core E6600 they got 19FPS @ 1280x1024