AMD Phenom II X3 720 (OC to 3.3ghz)
3GB DDR2 800
ATI HD4850 (Two of them in crossfire OCd to 625/1000)
I'm having some stuttering and fps drops to 30-40fps in single player even at 1280x1024 and some setting turned down. I was wondering if people thought this should be able to handle the game at max or not and something wrong with my system else ware.
id say it should... i have a 955 with 8Gbs or ddr3 1333 and one 4870, all at stock speeds and i max it without a hitch... have you updated the bios so that the cool & quiet work as they should? before i upgraded mine on the FX board from gigabyte i had the same problem with GTA4... after the update the CPU speed could finally go up to 3.2Ghz instead of almost always beeing at 800Mhz and frame rates went from 12 to 50... (altought i play at 1024*768) plus dont forget to have updates display drivers =)
by the way it can also be harddrive related... there are some places where even my 3 seagate 500Gbs 7200.12 have enough bandwidth for a smoth loading... when this happens the game laggs a bit... in my case it isnt much, but if your harddrive os older it might be more significant