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Best agp video card for gta 4

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November 20, 2009 10:16:40 PM

i have an older system and cant really aford to upgrade to pci express. any agp reccomendations?

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a c 256 U Graphics card
November 20, 2009 10:33:49 PM

I think the ATI HD 4670 is about top of the line for AGP. GTA 4 is a pretty demanding game though. Likely if you are stuck with AGP then the rest of your system will not cut it. It might be playable at very low resolutions with all the eye candy turned off.

GTA 4 Minimum System Requirements
•Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
•Memory/RAM: 1GB for XP and 1.5GB for Vista
•Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 or 256MB ATI X1900
•Hard Disk Space: 16GB free
•Operating System: Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1

GTA 4 Recommended System Requirements
•Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz or equivalent AMD Phenom X3 2.1GHz
•Memory/RAM: 2.5 GB for XP or Vista
•Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 or 512MB ATI 3870
•Hard Disk Space: 18GB free
•Operating System: Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1
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a c 359 U Graphics card
November 20, 2009 10:42:21 PM

My best advice is to play this game after you upgrade due to the following official requirements:

Minimum System Requirements

* Operating System: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 OR Windows XP Service Pack 3
* Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHz
* Memory/RAM: 1.5GB for Vista, 1GB for XP
* Hard Disk Space: 16GB Free
* Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 or 256MB ATI X1900


Recommended System Requirements

* Operating System: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 OR Windows XP Service Pack 3
* Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1GHz
* Memory/RAM: 2.5GB for Vista, 2.5GB for XP
* Hard Disk Space: 18 GB Free
* Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 or 512MB ATI 3870


GameSpot Review:
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/grandtheftauto4/revie...;read-review

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It's not all good news, though; the game suffers from some noticeable performance issues even on rigs that far exceed the unreasonably high recommended system specifications, and you need to be signed in to Windows Live to save your progress in the single-player game. This should have been the best GTA game yet, but it's inferior to its console counterparts.



The best AGP card is the HD 4670 for $100 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The HD 4670 is a little more powerful than the minimum recommended X1900XT, but falls short of the higher end (but older) HD 3870.
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a c 359 U Graphics card
November 20, 2009 11:35:23 PM

^^^

Which is why a Quad Core is recommended, but having a low-end mainstream card does not help either.
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a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2009 11:37:30 PM

You're gonna need at least a dual core to run it at any reasonable settings. As said before it's much more CPU bound than GPU bound. Pick up a cheap 4650/4670 (or GT220 or whatever NVidia just released around that segment if you can find it at the same price) and depending on your motherboard, a dual core Pentium or Celeron which I'm guessing is all you're gonna have access to.
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