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Is my PC ready for GTA 4??

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March 14, 2011 11:53:52 AM

Graphic card : ATI Radeon HD
5670
Processor : AMD Athlon
II X3 440 Processor 3.00 GHz,
Triple core
Ram Memory : 4.00 Gb DDR 3
Resolution Level: 1280×720
How good will this PC run GTA 4? At what FPS or at what
settings??

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a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 3:07:48 PM

Your rig is good, but not that type that can run GTA IV at moderate frames. Your HD 5670 is a good mainstream or an good entry level card for gaming. Your Athlon X3 is also good, however not for GTA IV or any other games that utilizes quad core machines.

You can play it with low to medium settings at a 800 X 600 res or all low and 1024 X 768 res or a 1280 X 1024 res. You would get about 20-30 frames, just don't expect to get a constant 30 fps or so...

Also what I like to say is that, GTA IV has really bad port and it can cause some lags in almost all the PCs, even the high end ones would not be able to run this game with having tiny lags at some places.
March 14, 2011 4:32:59 PM

Gman450 said:
Your rig is good, but not that type that can run GTA IV at moderate frames. Your HD 5670 is a good mainstream or an good entry level card for gaming. Your Athlon X3 is also good, however not for GTA IV or any other games that utilizes quad core machines.

You can play it with low to medium settings at a 800 X 600 res or all low and 1024 X 768 res or a 1280 X 1024 res. You would get about 20-30 frames, just don't expect to get a constant 30 fps or so...

Also what I like to say is that, GTA IV has really bad port and it can cause some lags in almost all the PCs, even the high end ones would not be able to run this game with having tiny lags at some places.



What happens if i Upgrade Raedon 5670 to Raedon 5750??
a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 4:46:58 PM

not much^ barley an upgrade actually you need a decent quad core and at least a 5770 or more to run gta 4 with decent settings at 720p id say
a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2011 4:47:19 PM

lol its radeon btw
a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 3:53:03 AM

Agree with jjb
Upgrading to a 5770 would be better, but if you can just a bit more from your wallet, maybe a HD 5830 or HD 5850 :D 

And yeah, its RADEON not RAEDON
a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 3:28:32 PM

yeah really up to a certain level of gpu gta iv will not benefit much, it is a poorly coded cpu intensive game that requires a quad core
March 16, 2011 1:15:04 AM

GTAIV is cpu intensive and needs a quad to run it decently.
a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2011 2:36:43 AM

just said the same thing, but really gman already said it all in the second post
a c 177 U Graphics card
September 4, 2011 6:27:50 AM

Liu kang baking a pie said:
GTAIV is cpu intensive and needs a quad to run it decently.

oh really? it runs OK on my core 2 duo. but yes it does run better on quad cores. His triple core should be fine.
September 4, 2011 5:31:00 PM

It ran fairly decent with my 8800 Ultra and X2 6400+.

Nothing compared to the 5970 though.
a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2011 12:38:57 PM

I previously ran it on my Core2Quad@2.33Ghz with a GTS250 (1gb). It was able to 'run', but I wasn't happy with merely 'running' the game! Then I upgraded the CPU to an i5 760i(2.8 Ghz) and kept the 250. There was a lot of difference. Only exception, since my GPU wasn't up to the mark for GTA4, I had to tone down the settings a bit (draw distance, etc).

Now, with an i5 coupled with a 470 and 8 gb DDR3 RAM, it's 'almost' flawless!

Point being:
The game ran on both quad core's but is performing better on the i5. True, a good GPU would definitely help, but the game seems to demand more from a CPU than a GPU.

Conclusion:
Your priority should be on upgrading the CPU to a quad core (i5 2500k OR AMD Phenom IIx4). Since your resolution isn't that high, I'm certain your existing card should manage to run the game decent;y well. If not, THEN consider upgrading to at least a 5770. But first, run it for a while after upgrading the CPU.
a c 177 U Graphics card
September 7, 2011 6:48:42 AM

honestly, the game will run fine, with probably medium detail settings. It is a poorly optimised game and not all that good IMO, the previous GTA's were better.
September 11, 2011 1:26:19 AM

Is your PC ready for Y2K?
a c 177 U Graphics card
September 12, 2011 2:40:40 AM

Priox said:
Is your PC ready for Y2K?

Is your name Marty McFly? Are you from 1985? Do you drive a Delorian?
a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2011 3:12:31 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
Is your name Marty McFly? Are you from 1985? Do you drive a Delorian?

:: Ahem :: BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!
a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2011 3:16:22 AM

I was thinking office space, but that takes the cake
September 12, 2011 3:34:35 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
Is your name Marty McFly? Are you from 1985? Do you drive a Delorian?


I think it was called DeLorean? :D 


Edit:
Just read an article which lists GTA IV as the most expensive game ever created: 100 million dollars, 1000 people worked on it, and took 3.5 years to develop. In this case the "bad console port" is not much of an excuse, it looks a bit more like incompetence, but oh well.
September 12, 2011 10:58:46 AM

I played GTA IV on a E7200 Core2Duo and MSI 8400GS with 2GB of Ram...yeah it played horrible (most settings were at medium including textures except shadows were at minimum). I used command line parameters to run it at 640x480 which made it playable. Now I have an i5 2500, 4GB Ram, GTS 450 and it runs great benchmarked at 55fps.
Your rig should play it fairly well, the 4GB of ram helps in GTA IV, because i just recently added 2GB to my i5 rig and that's when it got real smooth (at 4GB total). And your Graphics card seems well enough GTA IV requires video memory your 1 GB will work great. Go ahead and play it, you may have to run it at medium settings but it should run fine. or/and if you can turn down the res a bit that will drastically effect the performance (just sit a few feet away from your display and you wont notice the difference :-P).
Btw how did you wait so long, the game has been out for 3 years now....I'm playing through it again on the new rig and its just as fun as the first time, the smooth game play doesn't hurt too.
a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2011 1:51:30 PM

Eldd said:
I think it was called DeLorean? :D 


Edit:
Just read an article which lists GTA IV as the most expensive game ever created: 100 million dollars, 1000 people worked on it, and took 3.5 years to develop. In this case the "bad console port" is not much of an excuse, it looks a bit more like incompetence, but oh well.

I'll agree there. They postponed release because they said they had trouble fitting the game on a single DVDrom for xbox. thats just stupid.
September 13, 2011 7:24:21 PM

Please Dont ASK For GTA IV_PC Compatibility...Its too Hiend Game_Dude Even I Also Facing GPU Heat & Overclocking Problem.

My PC Configuration IS...
Processor=intel_i7 930
Motherboard=Msi X58A_GD65
GraphicsCard=Msi N.Geforce460GTX_Cyclone768mb
Ram_12gbDDR3
Smps_COOLER MASTER_500W
Hardisc-1tb_Windows & Ultimate_x64 operating.

But Its Also Low for GTA IV....maybe alienware can Run This Game... :-(

MY Graphics Card Overheating while im Playing Some Hardcore Games & Crashing My Games,Screen Crash...Any Sugession Pls
September 14, 2011 4:20:49 AM

maxking_69 said:

But Its Also Low for GTA IV....maybe alienware can Run This Game... :-(


Alienware? Do you still believe that obscenely priced hardware to run any better just cause it's got a brand name on it? :) 

Badly coded, that's your GTA IV. Stop trying to make it work properly, you will probably have no success, a bit of fail on the PC platform, but maybe it's just me.
a c 177 U Graphics card
September 14, 2011 6:59:44 AM

^most people are able to run it well with 4gb+ ram, a quad core processor like a phenom II or better, and a reasonable video card like a gts250 or better, dont expect to turn all detail up and have it run well on any system.
September 14, 2011 11:15:14 PM

GTA4 is a crap game that runs like crap and has graphics that look like crap. It didn't work on my PC so I bought it for the xbox. Still crap. Worst $10 I ever spent.
September 15, 2011 3:39:02 AM

RaptorHunter said:
GTA4 is a crap game that runs like crap and has graphics that look like crap. It didn't work on my PC so I bought it for the xbox. Still crap. Worst $10 I ever spent.


I used to love GTA series, but fell out of that love when I first played GTA IV. Well, they tried hard, and failed hard.
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