My question is will i be able to run GTA IV on "High" settings. Not "very high", repeat, "NOT VERY HIGH SETTINGS" at 1600x900 or perhaps 1440x900?
I was thinking maybe these settings:
Shadow: Medium to high?
Night Shadow: High
Texture filter: x4 Anisotropic
View Distance: 30
Detail Distance: 40-50
Vehical Density: 25-30
Definition: im not too sure if this will effect performance but maybe on to add the motion blur effect.
So please help me. Would i benefit from overclocking the GPU slightly? no major need to answer that one.
Note: Do not tell me to overclock CPU more as i have a passive heatsink and it gets too hot!!!
should be fine as long as you get patch get patch 22.214.171.124 its the best patch for performance and you wont need water on high since it looks better on low so that should boost fps i play gta iv on low settings on a e2160, 4gb ram, ati radeon 5450 on about 40 fps so your ok
At those resolutions, no need to upgrade! I see no reason why it should be a problem, unless your CPU turns out to be the bottleneck. Yours is 1600x900 so I really doubt you'll have any issues. You won't manage to use more memory than 1 gb as that's the limit on your GPU. For that, like HEXiT said, if you run out of memory or you experience some lag, just turn the draw distance down a bit and see.
I don't think you'll be having much issues with the game. Just make sure you patch it so that you don't face too many bugs with the game.
Also, you may want to turn down the draw distance a little more down. Maybe at around 20-30. Same goes for the detail distance.