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GTA IV ON GTX 660.

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December 14, 2012 7:39:05 PM

Am getting about 30-35 fps on GTA IV can you tell me why this is happening or tell me any tweaks to fix it between am playing it on full high settings even with very high shadows at 1280x1024 resolution and gpu is using about 97-98%
My specs :
i5 2500k 3.3 GHZ
EVGA GTX 660 SC 2GB
8 GB RAM
P8H61-LX

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December 14, 2012 7:55:03 PM

poorly optimized PC game, Not much you can do.

try tuning the View distance/object distance a bit they kill my FPS the most.
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December 14, 2012 8:06:39 PM

As said above lower object and view distance, also turn your shadows down to high, that will help your framerates. GTA IV is a very badly coded game, it won't run all that well on any hardware configuration. Turning down the shadows and view distance should get you 40 to 50 FPS, but you will dip down to 30FPS when things get very crowded on screen.
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December 14, 2012 8:35:03 PM

Did you patch the game? If not, there's your reason for the poor performance.
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December 15, 2012 12:55:48 AM

Sunius said:
Did you patch the game? If not, there's your reason for the poor performance.

Am using 1.0.7.0 now
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December 15, 2012 10:14:33 AM

I think 1.0.4.0 is best for performance.. Download it and test.
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December 15, 2012 10:52:24 AM

the 1.4 patch will give the best performance on single player and really going higher wont help in many respects on multi either...
the main problem is that gta doesnt like the newest hardware. basically its not a fan of dx11 cards so the most you can expect is 30-45 fps maxed out. on minimum you wont get much better but if you google gta 4 performance tweeks you may be able to find the odd mod that will help increase performance.
i heard of 1 that will increase fps by as much as 25% but im sorry i cant remember where i saw that 1.
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December 15, 2012 12:51:56 PM

HEXiT said:
the 1.4 patch will give the best performance on single player and really going higher wont help in many respects on multi either...
the main problem is that gta doesnt like the newest hardware. basically its not a fan of dx11 cards so the most you can expect is 30-45 fps maxed out. on minimum you wont get much better but if you google gta 4 performance tweeks you may be able to find the odd mod that will help increase performance.
i heard of 1 that will increase fps by as much as 25% but im sorry i cant remember where i saw that 1.

Find it man and ill give you a free legit copy of GTA IV.
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December 16, 2012 10:37:52 AM

I don't want a copy of GTAIV (already have a legit copy) but iCEnhancer 2.1 claims that 'Framerate +25%' on the page,

http://www.icelaglace.com/

Maybe that was the mod Hexit was talking about.A few points-

1)Try running contig.exe.It's a microsoft tool.You can google it.It apparently increases fps.

2)Keep it at 1.0.7.0,patch 6 did something to the way shadows are rendered.
I am not sure,you would have to read the changes list of the patches though.You can read them here-

http://games.softpedia.com/progChangelog/Grand-Theft-Au...

You could try installing the game without any patches,make a backup,try 1.0.4.0 and 1.0.7.0 separately and decide which patch to keep for yourself.:) 

3)This mod here

http://www.gta4-mods.com/tools/ivpm---gta-iv-performanc...

claims to give more fps but the author later claims that it is for those players who are unable to play due to lag.

4)A miscellaneous mod I found which actually works as per the comments-

http://www.gta4-mods.com/misc/more-fps-f18313

I did not try this mod.

You could try searching for tweaks but be very careful while trying them out.Some of them can render your game unplayable or worse,buggy.
Hope this helps.:) 

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December 16, 2012 11:11:31 AM

Best answer selected by Jan3s.
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December 16, 2012 12:16:28 PM

A word of caution,which I repeat again,do take a backup before trying any mods.:)  And thanks.:) 
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December 16, 2012 12:48:04 PM

absxiith said:
A word of caution,which I repeat again,do take a backup before trying any mods.:)  And thanks.:) 

Gotcha and Welcome ;) 
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