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September 14, 2010 3:53:50 PM

Hello, I am sure that something is bottlenecking my new Gtx 460 1gb GPU. I get >20fps in GTA IV which is too low for this card....In Mafia 2 I get 21fps average which is also a bit too low compared to other gtx 460 owners...
Tbh I was getting 20fps in gta with my old 8600GT card

My system:
Windows 7, 32bit
GA-P35-DS3 motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo e8400 @3.6GHz
Gigabyte gtx 460 1gb
DDR2 800 1gb x2
PSU- ATX 400W

Could it be my RAM or more like the CPU, even though I have OCed it?
Maybe it's my PSU that isn't providing the card with enough power?
Thanks.

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September 14, 2010 4:12:18 PM

Not sure about the ram, have you tired any other drivers for the card?
a c 189 U Graphics card
September 14, 2010 4:17:49 PM

I'm not surprised you got low fps on GTA 4, that's a BAD coded game...

Tried other games (exclude mafia 2)?
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September 14, 2010 4:19:28 PM

Well, im using the latest GeForce 400 driver version 258.96
Also, i have read through many forums that say the CPU might be the issue but some say that e8400 OCed to 3.6GHz or higher shouldn't be a serious bottleneck.
Oh, and if I check the CPU/RAM/GPU usage while playing GTA IV it's like this:
CPU: 90%
RAM: 93%
GPU: up to 98%
September 14, 2010 4:23:16 PM

yes, I have tried other games.
Resident Evil works just great, the benchmark says 90+fps
Crysis Warhead runs okay, like 30fps avg, just sometimes it's 15 with all the exploding stuff.
Batman batman arkham asylum works okay, the benchmark says 50fps avg
a c 189 U Graphics card
September 14, 2010 4:24:27 PM

Like i said before, GTA 4 is a BAD coded game, even HIGH END gaming PC will still struggle running GTA 4...
a c 189 U Graphics card
September 14, 2010 4:27:23 PM

What OS? 64 bit?
If yes then sell your RAM (2x 1GB) and get 2x 2GB, that's should help a lot...
And make sure the anti virus isn't running on the background...
September 14, 2010 4:29:17 PM

Hmm... it might be true but still, isn't >20fps a bit too low for gtx 460...?
Also, it's strange that GTA IV benchmark says 50fps avg while I get 20avg ingame
September 14, 2010 4:32:26 PM

Windows 7, 32bit
I haven't tried turning off my antivirus, would it really do that much? Will try later.
a c 173 U Graphics card
September 14, 2010 5:09:17 PM

GTA IV has always sucked on a dual core and a quad is barely any better. Worse still the game is only threaded to use 4 cores max so you can forget a 6 core cpu or a dual socket xeon rig. Over all this game is mostly lag even on the newt boxes.
September 14, 2010 7:27:32 PM

I seem to be getting low fps in theese games:
Gta IV >20fps ingame (benchmark says 50fps avg...)
Mafia 2 23fps avg (it's with physx: High)

But some games work just great, w/o any lags:
Just Cause 30+ fps all the time (everything maxed, 32x AA, vsync enabled)
Resident Evil 5 like 60fps all the time (everything maxed/vsync enabled)
Batman Arkham Asylum 50fps avg (everything maxed, physx: High) just 1sec lags when loading a new map or smthing
Crysis Warhead 30fps avg, it goes down when all the exploding happens etc (everything maxed)
Also, many older games seem to be working great.

So I'm wondering if anyone has the same problem (low fps in specific games)?
Oh, my GPU is running at stock speeds 715/1800

Thanks!
September 14, 2010 7:31:09 PM

What resolution are these playing at?
September 14, 2010 7:35:55 PM

1280x1024
September 14, 2010 7:36:12 PM

GTA IV runs seems to perform better with 3 or more cores. The C2D cpu may be the limiting factor here.
a c 271 U Graphics card
September 14, 2010 8:00:30 PM

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  • Low FPS with gtx 460?
    September 14, 2010 8:05:27 PM

    Yes, 32XAA looks awesome! :D 
    September 14, 2010 8:11:00 PM

    Not really... I use the option for Just Cause 2 only since it has built-in AA and as I mentioned I get solid 30+ fps w/o any lag.
    I tried 16xO CSAA but it gave me only ~5fps more than 32xAA
    September 14, 2010 8:17:19 PM

    well, I get 45fps while walking around with 4xAA...
    September 14, 2010 9:11:22 PM

    yes, I have set every single setting in Just Cause video options On, should I change something?
    EDIT. Just checked, bokeh effect doesn't change my fps.
    Is it really my dual core @3.6GHz that is bottlenecking?
    a c 173 U Graphics card
    September 14, 2010 9:20:06 PM

    majini said:
    yes, I have set every single setting in Just Cause video options On, should I change something?
    EDIT. Just checked, bokeh effect doesn't change my fps.
    Is it really my dual core @3.6GHz that is bottlenecking?


    Maybe but having a Intel rig my self (spare rig check profile for specs) the 775 platform sucks bandwidth wise to the cpu. Really the FSB really sucks since it tops our around 4-5gbs vs that of AMD and 1156/1356 which can easily be around 20gbs+ (rough figure).
    a c 173 U Graphics card
    September 14, 2010 9:23:54 PM

    Quote:
    I am playing with Q9550 2.83ghz.


    Congratulations now does it lag like op or is grease lightning?
    September 15, 2010 2:39:41 PM

    what about....
    It says that GTX460 needs minimum 450W or greater power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 24A)

    My PSU
    ATX Switching Power Supply
    Voltage 230V
    Current 4A
    Frequency 50HZ
    Peak output 120W max

    Could it be the PSU that bottlenecks or doesn't provide enough power to my system/GPU?
    If I used the right calculations then it should not be the issue...
    VxA(PF)=W
    230 x 4 x 0.7 = 644W ?
    EDIT: I Guess my calculations were wrong... lol
    September 16, 2010 3:49:03 PM

    I just Found out I have 400W PSU...
    Could it be my PSU that bottlenecks, does not provide my card with enough power?
    a c 173 U Graphics card
    September 16, 2010 4:10:06 PM

    I was going to say only 120w? I got light bulbs that use more power.

    What brand and model is your psu?
    September 16, 2010 4:28:25 PM

    My PSU:
    ATX Switching Power Supply
    Voltage 230V
    Current 4A
    Frequency 50HZ
    Peak output 120W max

    And I found out it's 400W (says on the bottom of my comp/case).

    it's all I see...
    a c 173 U Graphics card
    September 16, 2010 7:37:42 PM

    majini said:
    My PSU:
    ATX Switching Power Supply
    Voltage 230V
    Current 4A
    Frequency 50HZ
    Peak output 120W max

    And I found out it's 400W (says on the bottom of my comp/case).

    it's all I see...


    Something isn't right, I suggest that you ditch that headache before it kills something. That unit looks like a no name and one of low quality.
    September 26, 2010 7:06:06 AM

    Change your PSU. you need at least 500w 80+ cert branded psu... and check the rail specs as well.... gtx460 minimum requirements...
    March 14, 2012 4:40:32 AM

    Hey, bbrrii
    Ok so your GTX 460 is plenty to run GTA IV at pretty high settings as I used to play that with
    EVGA GTX 460 SC EE 1gb 256-bit no problem on mostly high settings.
    First off your CPU is kinda old GTA IV will run great on a quad-core.
    Second you can get a 700w PSU at staples for like 100$ is you are looking to save on cash
    and DDR2 is obsolete now a days, get yourself some DDR3 1333MHz RAM at the very least and
    go for 4 or 8GB to be safe, 2GB is bare minimum for Vista, time to upgrade.
    Any ways if you do the upgrades I reccomend you will run most games at high setting guarenteed.
    Check out newegg.com for great deals...
    a b U Graphics card
    March 14, 2012 4:43:42 AM

    elocc86, this threat is from 1 1/2 years ago. There wasn't a reason to bump it back up.
    !