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What PC spec do i need to play gta 4 at 60FPS?

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July 6, 2009 5:52:15 AM

At a resolution of 1360x768

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July 6, 2009 6:07:21 AM

Depends on how much you want to spend....
July 6, 2009 8:41:27 AM

Well why dont we start of with what the cheapest way is
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July 6, 2009 1:07:35 PM

not confirmed but-
core i7 920@at least 4GHz
not sure but I think a single 285 will be sufficient or an 275 SLI(wait... isn't 275 SLI==295?) or a 4890 CF.
I think that a 64 bit PS w/ 4GB+ of RAM (I know it runs in 32 bit so it doesn't matter but it should be much faster w/ LAA)
a very cool case because this game is a huge stress test.

or because you're playing on a TV- an XBOX 360.
July 6, 2009 4:28:59 PM

That seems extreme, core i7 @ 4GHz , I only wanna play it at 1360x768, probably not max settings, but i would like textures high and AF at 8x or more
July 6, 2009 7:39:00 PM

LOL all you need is 3.2Ghz with 2 or more threads for the processor and then let the graphics card take care of the rest(DX10). DX9 will go as fast as the processor can handle.
July 6, 2009 7:56:03 PM

Core i7 920@ 4GHz+ with a (GTX275 1792MB or GTX285 2GB) and even then you will not get a constant 60fps.
July 6, 2009 9:29:45 PM

on 1680x1050, i am using a q6600 @ 3 ghz and a hd4850 and get high 50fps indoors and 40 fps outdoors with everything on high except textures on medium (the game does not let me go to high with only 512mb gddr3), to help put into perspective.


July 6, 2009 9:44:19 PM

abhik said:
on 1680x1050, i am using a q6600 @ 3 ghz and a hd4850 and get high 50fps indoors and 40 fps outdoors with everything on high except textures on medium (the game does not let me go to high with only 512mb gddr3), to help put into perspective.

Stop the trolling.
July 7, 2009 8:04:43 AM

At a resolution of 1360x768 I would say taking in consideration that you will constantly be blowing things up, you will at least need an AMD 920 (overclocked) or an Intel q6600 just like Successful_troll has. But in the end it will be you video card that decide's what frames you will get. Personally I would get a 4870 1gb or a GTX 275. And make sure your ram is up to par. ex: min 4Gb of 1066Mhz. If you have everything on high you will still notice some lag every now n then.
July 7, 2009 2:07:48 PM

Just to add another configuration to the list for reference:
Q6600 at 3.5GHz
8GB DDR2 1066 (running about 1050 ish currently)
2 x 4870 1Gb crossfire
30-40 fps at 1920x1200

Previously set ups:
Q6600 at 3.2Hz
4GB DDR2 800 (GTA4 used so much that there was a delay when going back to desktop - gone with 8GB)
1 x 4870 1Gb or 2 x 4870 512Mb
30-35 fps at 1600x1200

I always run the settings as high as the memory limiter will let me (changing View Distance to get just under the limit), so everything is on High or Very High.

With most games, so long as your CPU is high enough not to bottleneck, your GPU determines your FPS. With GTA4, it's the other way round - so long as your GPU isn't TOO slow, it's your CPU that determines your FPS. This is why some reviews found that even changing resolution to ridiculously high didn't make much difference to game speed.

I've never tried gaming with an i7, but from my little explorations around changing memory and graphics cards I firmly agree with most of the other posters - you'll need a fast i7, 4-8Gb of DDR2/3 and a HD4850 or above to even try to hit 60fps. Don't know whether it'll stay there when you're actually playing though.

GTA4 really is a beast of a game on requirements, but when it does play well - WOW is it worth it!!!
August 9, 2009 2:44:56 PM

when it's worth doing, it's worth over doing.

an EVGA x58 motherboard with two EVGA GTX 285 or triple GTX 285 in triple SLi. an Intel quad or duo processor 3.5Ghz.

want more? how about EVGA x58 with core i7 4.0+Ghz (OC), 3 GTX 285 in Triple SLi, 9800 GT for Physic, 6 GB RAM, + a soundcard will surely knock GTA4 down to the floor.

you don't have to worry about pc spec again if new game comes out. just buy, install and enjoy. maybe lasted for 5 to 6 years before rebuild a new system.
August 9, 2009 7:49:13 PM

3x 285's is major overkill.......

With triple 275's and a 250 for physics you will have more than enough horsepower to push a constant 60 FPS (Note: 60 frames is achievable with 2x AA, anything higher will result in frame loss).... Specially when paired with a 920 overclocked to anything above 3.5Ghz.....

GTA4 is not perfectly coded anyways so you will have a glitch every now n then regardless of how much GPU power you have......
September 11, 2009 10:54:00 PM

Yea, i saw that... 2 weeks... =)
September 14, 2009 7:02:09 AM

My setup is as follows at the game runs at 60fps @ 1900*1200 graphics maxed out.

i7 920 @ 3.5ghz
GPU 4870 x2
Ram 6 gb pc 1600

thats about what it takes.
September 15, 2009 8:35:39 PM

Well GTA IV is a absolute cpu hog and I7 like every thing else except for the newt boxes has to be well cooled and like in my setup overclocked. It is not a gpu hungry game (at not a low res) but a quad is hands down no choice for any chance of decent fps. Also a fast hard drive can add a fps or two when the game tries to use the page file (it is a 32bit app) so 6 or 8gb for a duel channel rig or 6 or 12gb for a tri channel I7. I bet this game very heavily taxes the PS3 like the 360.
September 15, 2009 8:56:44 PM

GTA 4 is both CPU and GPU hungry..... As far as gaming on the console, my PS3 lags like crazy once I start dropping choppers and blowing everything up.... I stopped playing the game due to the lag....
September 15, 2009 10:52:53 PM

OvrClkr said:
GTA 4 is both CPU and GPU hungry..... As far as gaming on the console, my PS3 lags like crazy once I start dropping choppers and blowing everything up.... I stopped playing the game due to the lag....


That is alarming knowing how fast the Cell-BE cpu is but the small system ram and the ancient 110nm G70 RSX that couldn't even compete even with 9400GT.
September 15, 2009 11:10:44 PM

The Cell-BE is not to blame here... the game was poorly coded and that is the main reason you see lag no matter what hardware you use......
September 16, 2009 7:36:45 AM

what are you all saying?
one my friend is running GTA 4 on his ATI 4650(1 GB) wid 2 GB of RAM on his nVIDIA motherboard wid a Core 2 Duo-3 Ghz....wid d graphics maxed out.....
so, what about dis?
September 16, 2009 3:52:02 PM

Yea and he is gettin 10 frames per second.... that is no fun at all.....
September 16, 2009 5:03:42 PM

Sunit said:
what are you all saying?
one my friend is running GTA 4 on his ATI 4650(1 GB) wid 2 GB of RAM on his nVIDIA motherboard wid a Core 2 Duo-3 Ghz....wid d graphics maxed out.....
so, what about dis?


No, he's not playing it maxed out. The game won't let you select higher graphics settings than your graphics card's VRAM has. This means with 1GB on the card, he wouldn't be able to get all the sliders and settings to maximum even if he tried. I know you can tell the game not to remove these upper limits if you want, but again without the VRAM it won't actually be able to use the higher settings you selected!

Your friend might be playing the game with the settings as far as he can select them but he's certainly not playing it maxed out! And with a dual core, I seriously doubt it's running well.
September 28, 2009 3:10:29 AM

No...neither he gets 10 frames/sec nor its slow....it runs too smooth....i didn't see d resolution but the special effects and details are full....
September 28, 2009 10:02:31 AM

Sunit said:
No...neither he gets 10 frames/sec nor its slow....it runs too smooth....i didn't see d resolution but the special effects and details are full....


i seriously doubt it, you should go have another look
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December 11, 2009 5:45:53 AM

that's i'll need . i have a duo core 2with no graphic card in it.
December 13, 2009 5:09:43 PM

I run 60fps solid with i7 920 and a GTX 260 vidcard. Also 6gbs Ram.