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#1 Chris

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:16 PM

I've made this topic because we're getting a lot of people asking us whether or not they'll be able to run GTA IV on their PC, and if not, what should they get, etc.

No official requirements have been released yet, but by looking at other recent games we (or rather chris82) has produced this spec list - I think it's probably about halfway between the minimum and recommended specs.

Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Intel Core2Duo E4600 / AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
1GB of RAM (Windows 2000/XP)/2GB of RAM (Windows Vista)
nVidia 8xxx series/ATi 28xx/38xx series


UPDATE: 30th October 2008 - Official specs now released, topic has been updated, see below for specs.

Minimum System Requirements
  • OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
  • Memory: 1.5GB, 16GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900
Recommended System Requirements
  • OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)
  • 18 GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870

So if you're not sure you'll be able to run the game, just post your specs here and I or someone else who knows what they're talking about will answer you, and if necessary tell you what you should get in order to run the game well.
You might also want to post your monitor resolution that you'll be planning on playing at.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:24 PM

I think the processor is too harsh.


Here's the specs of my current PC:
Processor: Intel Core2Duo 3.2Ghz
Memory: 512MB failure
GFX: ATi Radeon 9550 256MB
I'm planning on playing at: 1152x864

It does run a game called Infernal which has almost the same graphics as GTA IV at high settings with no lag... Maybe will it run?

Edited by S-V, 11 August 2008 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:27 PM

I think you're definitely going to need more RAM. At least another 512MB, but preferably an extra 1GB or more if you can afford it. Processor is fine, graphics should be alright too I suppose, at that res anyway.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:28 PM

Yes, I was planning in getting 1GB soon. The cheapest one I find there, it's what I'll buy.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 04:25 PM

I think the processor is too harsh.


Here's the specs of my current PC:
Processor: Intel Core2Duo 3.2Ghz
Memory: 512MB failure
GFX: ATi Radeon 9550 256MB
I'm planning on playing at: 1152x864

It does run a game called Infernal which has almost the same graphics as GTA IV at high settings with no lag... Maybe will it run?


What?

The C2D I put in there is way lower than 3.2GHz, please look up the processor before saying it's too harsh...besides, even if you were going to use a 3.2GHz C2D it would be bottlenecked to fuck by that shitty graphics card and RAM.

512mb of RAM? Even San Andreas likes to have more than that.

A 9550? Hm, that barely runs Half-Life 2 and San Andreas on maximum settings, what makes you think it could play IV?

IV's graphics are good but not as good as Crysis', so I'd say if you can play Crysis on whatever settings then you should have no problem playing IV on the same settings. I can play Crysis with 2xAA, Very High across the board (DX10) at 1280x1024 so IV should be sexy.

The reason I chose the specs I did is easy...Steam supports Windows 2000, XP, and Vista, and since Rockstar is generous with their game support, they should too.

The processors I chose aren't the strongest of their breed but are powerful nonetheless and have multiple cores for compensation.

RAM...because of all those high-res textures, sounds, models, etc...everything going on at once, it's better to have more RAM to store them in because RAM is much faster and the more of it you have, the less your computer forgets something that needs to be loaded and has to retrieve it from the hard drive...which is already streaming everything else in real-time. Also Windows Vista undoubtedly uses more RAM than XP so if you have Vista you should have 2GB of RAM or more, end of story.

The graphics card is due to the fact that I had an ATi x1800GTO and could play BioShock on high at 1280x1024 at about 15fps, even with 2GB of RAM and a dual-core processor. Then when I got a 3870 I could do the same at over 60fps. This game isn't Source-based; yes, the processor is important but you NEED a current-generation graphics card...you'll probably even see better performance if you get an nVidia 9-series or ATi 4-series.

As for GTA IV and "Infernal", do please choose which has better graphics. (Bearing in mind IVs will be improved again to a yet unknown degree on the PC)

GTA IV
Infernal


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 05:27 PM

I mean Dual Core, sorry for that :P

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:25 PM

GTA4 will have SM3 for sure.

What about me:
2.2ghz AMD Athlon 64 3500+
1.5GB RAM
ATI Radeon 9600 256MB(Gonna get Geforce 9600 when GTA4 comes out)
Windows XP Pro SP2

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:58 PM

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Any recommendations? I plan on upgrading in the near future. I'd like an 8800 and a stick of 2GB ram(DDR2 800, PC2), but I really dont know what to look for. I've got my eyes on:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130318

Any good? (I will be running XP, which I know will not be able to use the card to it's very fullest potential, the card being DX10, so perhaps recommend a similar card that would be used to it's full potential on DX9.)


Edit//Not looking for a super computer, I'd just like to play TF2 with atleast 85 FPS. I play it with 30-50 right now, but when I am near a pyro it drops to like 12 :(

Edited by Shortbus, 11 August 2008 - 11:22 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 11:26 PM

Does this qualify?

Pentium Dual-Core E2160 1.8Ghz
1GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce 7300LE (I'm thinking of getting a better card soon; will an 8600 do the job?)
Windows XP SP2

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:09 AM

im planning on running it on my mums computer, just got it today :)

3.2ghz Quad Core, or w/e
2GB RAM
dont know graphics card but it running on 256MB
Windows XP SP2

sorry i cant be more helpful or precise

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 03:12 AM

im planning on running it on my mums computer, just got it today :)

3.2ghz Quad Core, or w/e
2GB RAM
dont know graphics card but it running on 256MB
Windows XP SP2

sorry i cant be more helpful or precise

To find out the graphics card, go to start->run, and type in "dxdiag", click the Display tab and voila.
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 03:21 AM

Pentium Dual-Core E2160 1.8Ghz
Nvidia Geforce 7300LE (I'm thinking of getting a better card soon; will an 8600 do the job?)


Shit, shit, and shit. Sorry but any processor with the word "Pentium" in it is garbage and the 8600 is ok...not a really great card...just spring for an ATi 4850, it can be had for around $150 USD and kicks ass.

(I will be running XP, which I know will not be able to use the card to it's very fullest potential, the card being DX10, so perhaps recommend a similar card that would be used to it's full potential on DX9.)


Edit//Not looking for a super computer, I'd just like to play TF2 with atleast 85 FPS. I play it with 30-50 right now, but when I am near a pyro it drops to like 12 :(


All cards being made support DirectX 10, but it doesn't matter, you'll still get the full power on DX9. Also TF2 is pretty demanding, I see 60-120 depending on the situation with max settings, the particle effects are pretty advanced so that's why.


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Posted 12 August 2008 - 03:38 AM

Do you recommend any RAM? I'm looking for like, a 50 dollar stick of 2GB, or 2x 1GB. I still have 2 RAM slots on this PC.


Edit// I dont need more than 3, I'm on 32bit, I wont use more than like 3.6 anyway.

Edited by Shortbus, 12 August 2008 - 03:39 AM.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 05:05 AM

do you have DDR or DDR2 type?

Edited by WRX22B1998, 12 August 2008 - 05:06 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:17 AM

Grand Theft Auto IV Predicted PC System Requirements Released By gta4.tv Official GTA 4 TV Website:-

Predicted Minimum Specifications (NOT OFFICIAL)
These specifications are from the PC version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. We believe Grand Theft Auto IV will have similar, if not slightly higher minimum system requirements.

* CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.4 GHz or AMD® Athlon™ 64 2800+ processor or any 1.8Ghz Dual Core Processor or better supported
* RAM: 512MB RAM (768MB for Windows Vista)
* Harddrive: 8GB of free hard drive space
* Video card (generic): NVIDIA® Geforce™ 6600 or better or ATI® Radeon® 9800Pro or better



Predicted Recommended Specifications (NOT OFFICIAL)
These specifications are from the PC version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. We believe Grand Theft Auto IV will have similar, if not slightly higher recommended system requirements.

* CPU: 2.4 GHz dual core or better is recommended
* RAM: 1GB for XP; 2GB for Vista is recommended
* Harddrive: 8GB of free hard drive space
* Video card: 3.0 Shader Support recommended. Nvidia Geforce 7800 or better or ATI Radeon X1800 or better


Source:- http://www.gta4.tv/p...c...tions&vo=17

:thumbsup: This Information Should come in the front page of Thegtaplace.com, Very useful Information :coolthumbup:
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:29 AM

So they predicted as well. How awesome.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:44 AM

do you have DDR or DDR2 type?

I told you guys in my previous post, DDR2.

Edit// In fact, the Kingston RAM you posted is the kind that I need. Is it good for the price?

note: not looking for a super computer, just a "jewel in the bargain bin"

Edited by Shortbus, 12 August 2008 - 06:49 AM.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:49 AM

I just so happen to have these

Vista
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
3GB of RAM
ATi 28xx


will it work?

I cant play the console version yet.
I dont have Xbox 360 or a PS3, but I am buying one

Edited by A Normal Day, 12 August 2008 - 05:35 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:19 AM

First of all, I don't intend on playing GTAIV on my laptop.
Not yet anyway. I just wondered if my laptop'd be able to play it..

Amd Turion 64 x 2 mobile technology TL-52 (2 Cpu's) 1.6Ghz
1918 Ram
Vista
NVIDIA Geforce Go 6150


Tis a piece of crap really && Yes I've seen the ghz. I just wonder if it'll be able to run it at all.. o_O'

and how to make it BETARRR

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 09:27 AM

2GB RAM? Okay... processor; it's a dual-core so that's not bad but the operating frequency is shockingly slow, you'll probably be able to run it all on lowest settings and still get some lag.

Ermm...






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