Quote: Originally Posted by Dampkring
so I could run all max with 1280x1024 res. without any problems?
I will get a Radeon HD 5970 2GB instead of the HD 5870.
If you are sticking with your current monitor - stay with a 5870.
To fully drive (utilise) a 5970 you'd need to have a CPU clock of 3.4ghz - 3.6ghz and as already mentioned, a resolution of 1680x1050+
Otherwise a 5970 wont offer you any real advantage over a 5870 in GTA IV, or any other games.
At lower resolutions, you are still essentially CPU bound. It's only at resolutions above 1680x1050 that the GPU starts to take the majority of the load.
Unfortunately, GTA IV will never be a truly 'smooth' game to play with max IQ settings, at least not with any hardware available atm.
With my specs at 1920x1200, GTA IV is smoother
overall - but it still suffers from a lot of min FPS drops depending on in game time and area.
At 5760x1200 (Eyefinity) it makes both me and PC cry
Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong
Quote: Originally Posted by RST101
The game is so buggy it is not worth bothering with. When it was first released the devs came out with the poor excuse that it was optimised for future computers, how they got away with selling it as a finished product is unbelievable.
Good luck with that
It's actually a lot better now they've updated it quite extensively.
It's definitely improved, but it's still not the most stellar performing game