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Windows 7: Mafia II and GTA IV like games lags on my brand new PC

25 Sep 2012   #11
xant420

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

It's not an OS issue. the issue is you are using a low spec home theater card for high demand games IE GTA 4 and mafia 2 (both RAGE game engine btw) the games you listed are low demand by todays standards so of course they will run.


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25 Sep 2012   #12
xant420

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Did some lite research: your card clock @ 650MHZ mem clock 400/800 mhz and bandwith 64Bit. not meant for high demand gaming. will run modern games but not well.
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26 Sep 2012   #13
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Doom 3 and burnout is not that demanding and is pretty low spec game,your card is kind of slow for gta iv and mafia 2 . Then gta iv is very cpu intensive also and you only have a duo core and gta iv needs a quad at to run at good frame rates. Also keep in mind that gta iv is a bad optimized port and that stuff like physx will slow you down in mafia 2


Your 7350 compares to a 6350 in terms of power and performance which is prety low end and is designed as a video card for home theater and not gaming. Expect lag in new games, sorry to say but you need a stronger video card. That one is not for gaming and doesn't matter if your card has even 4gbs of ram on it,a stronger card with 1gb of ram would beat that card. Don't believe me take a read here Radeon HD 7350 1GB DDR2 PC Gaming Graphics Card Hardware For Game System Requirements

You just need to upgrade the video card,only thing really holding you back the most. Keep in mind that that card should only be able to do light gaming,is not meant for more graphic intensive games. Also that site is not very reliable,back in the day when i had my Pentium 4 with integrated intel graphics it said i could max gta sa but it could only run ok on all settings off or on low and 800x600. I wouldn't trust that site what so ever.
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27 Sep 2012   #14
Phobical

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Doom 3 and burnout is not that demanding and is pretty low spec game,your card is kind of slow for gta iv and mafia 2 . Then gta iv is very cpu intensive also and you only have a duo core and gta iv needs a quad at to run at good frame rates. Also keep in mind that gta iv is a bad optimized port and that stuff like physx will slow you down in mafia 2


Your 7350 compares to a 6350 in terms of power and performance which is prety low end and is designed as a video card for home theater and not gaming. Expect lag in new games, sorry to say but you need a stronger video card. That one is not for gaming and doesn't matter if your card has even 4gbs of ram on it,a stronger card with 1gb of ram would beat that card. Don't believe me take a read here Radeon HD 7350 1GB DDR2 PC Gaming Graphics Card Hardware For Game System Requirements

You just need to upgrade the video card,only thing really holding you back the most. Keep in mind that that card should only be able to do light gaming,is not meant for more graphic intensive games. Also that site is not very reliable,back in the day when i had my Pentium 4 with integrated intel graphics it said i could max gta sa but it could only run ok on all settings off or on low and 800x600. I wouldn't trust that site what so ever.
At last someone who's trying to help! Not just criticise my hardware.
So it means that benchmarks are useless... Hmmm. Ok.
I must stick with older games i guess... Damn it!
My PC was the strongest one in the local computer shop in my town.
So i guess i've been tricked... When i was buying it i thought it will kick ass.
Whatever... Thank you both for making me realise all that.
BTW. Here's a screenshot of the benchmark results. (Mafia II)


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27 Sep 2012   #15
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Yeah, anyways when ever you can just change the card to like to a 550ti or 6850 or anything higher,those two cards i mentioned should be able to play games ok at 1440resloution. The rest of your specs are fine. Just the video card. Same thing happen with me back in the day,i had a 5450 but my other specs were pretty good,i changed it to a 6870 and changed the power supply and i got no issues now.
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27 Sep 2012   #16
xant420

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

No you just didn't want my help because i'm a new member. at no time did i crit you or your hardware, just stated the obvious, maybe you should learn a bit more about computers before your next buy? (now that's a criticism)
Antz
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28 Sep 2012   #17
Chalky Emultion

 

GTA IV to work decently needs a quad core CPU and a mid-range GPU... A Core i3 could be fine for it beacuse it's a good dual core processor, but an AMD Radeon HD 7350 is a basic GPU, not really nice to run games...

My suggestion is to upgrade your GPU to a mid-range one (or to an high-end one, but a too powerful GPU will be "bottlenecked" by your CPU). A GeForce GTS 450 super OC edition/GTX 550 Ti/GTX 650/Radeon HD 5850/6770/7770 are good examples... If you tell me your budget, i can help you to choose a new GPU for you.
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