Ok, I'm pretty sure the answer is yes. I realise this is not a gaming PC, and GTAIV requires a pretty powerful set up. My problem is I can play other games like Bioshock (OK not particularly new) with all the options on full and still get a decent framerate, but GTAIV won't give me enough draw distance to see the front of my car with all of the options on minimum. This is literally unplayable in any way, even though the minimum spec on the box is pretty much what I have. Is this right, or have I got some fixable issues?
My spec is:
Intel Core Duo 6300 at 1.86
Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT
I know I should upgrade if I want the best from a game like this, but shouldn't I at least be able to play it?
gta iv uses 3 threads so it is a good idea to get 3 or 4 core cpu. Also not gigantouosly requireing to gpu it likes lot of gpu memory. So basicallly get a quad cpu and vid/card with 1 GB memory and I don't meane 7600 GT
I have Q6600 @ 3.2 GHz 8800 GTS 512 6GB RAM and it i9 quite good, my friend got P4 socket478 2.8, DDRs 400, 76000 GS, He can play ir at low settings but it is barely playable
I currently have a E6400 @ 3.02Ghz, 2Gb DDR2 800Mhz and a 8800GT 512mb and I was thinking of getting a Q6600 (G0 stepping) and overclocking it to around 3.6. I was wondering what sort of frame rate in GTA IV you were getting on that setup?
whoa.....forget GTA 4....forget GTA 3 tbh!
Never go by the minimum specs, thats just a marketing trick. Recomended = absolute minimum as a rule.
Agree 100% If there's one thing I've always noticed it's that in order to obtain a decent level of playability you had to exceed the recommended system requirements (sometimes by a good margin).Minimum, well! that's just a joke in it's own right, pretty much meaning you can load and use the game. General rule of thumb is if you want the best possible experience be sure your system trumps the recommended system requirements and be prepared to realize that current hardware may not be effective enough to Max the settings and remain playable.
I have a Q9550 CPU and the GTX260 core 216 Black Edition and I wasn't able to play it on full graphics. Then I OCed my GPU and that didn't do much. When I OCed my CPU from 2.83 to 3.83, blazing fast improvement. Now I am on maxed settings. So i think you would be struggling a bit.
okeyy sryy..but look...i'm from cypruss and the game hasn't come yet...so i downloaded it...i want help to play it ...i had 1 gb ram and i bought another 3 to play and is sloww...i was looking trailers and videos from the gta iv gameplay for a month and it's too nc...i asked for buying it but it hasn't come yet..
Regardless there is no justification for ripping off other hard peoples work.
Your problem would probably lie in the fact that its a pirated copy pre patch and its full of bugs, errors and probably a few trojans to boot as well.
If it isnt out in the shops in Cyprus my best suggestion is to check Steam for your region by going to http://store.steampowered.com/ and downloading the client.
Otherwise i would get on eBay and get a copy off there for £10-15 and you will find it should run at a playable framerate.