If its AMD, then its good.
As for a video card, get a 4850, they are under $200 and absolutely amazing
for what you get.
They're awesome. Anyone planing on building a computer soon, this card is gold. Of course, it isn't the fastest, but it does Crysis on high/very high at 'good' resolutions and I can't see games that are coming in the coming year being (much) heavier on your system than Crysis is. You'll need good airflow though. A friend of mine bought it and it does get rather hot and since it isn't dual slot, you need some airflow to get rid of the heat.
I could talk about other cards which have more power than this one, but the point is that I'm very, very sure the 4850 can do GTA IV with everything max, 4x AA at 1680 x 1050. Quite a chance you can even crank up the reso and play with extra stuff like Anisotropic filtering enabled ect., but I won't make promises about that.
Edit: Deleted next post. Was a double post, thought it would merge...
HP Pavilion dv9543cl
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz Rated at 5.0GHz T7300 (2nd Level 4MB Cache Memory)
Windows Vista Home premium 32bit (will upgrade to 64bit before the release of GTA 4)
3GB DDR2 RAM (will upgrade to 4GB before the release of GTA 4)
320 GB Hard disk
512 MB Dedicated Nvidia Geforce 8600M GS + 727 MB Shared graphics Memory ( Shader Model 4.0 and DX 10 Supportable )
Realtek HD Audio Sound
GTA 4 will work in my laptop? Low ? Medium or High Details?
Medium/low like? What do you mean, rated at 5GHz? If you could, please give a CPU-Z screeny.
I think you'd be able to play it fine with a other graphic card. I mean, on higher settings. Your system should be able to play GTA IV, but you'll probably want to up a few settings and I'm not sure the 8600 will be able to handle that. Also depends on the resolution. If you're gaming at a pretty low resolution it might even be able to do high.
WOW, DDR3 Version of 8600... That a damn good Thang
That is sarcasm or what? If a graphic card uses DDRx (x being a 2 or a 3) it usually isn't a good sign. GDDR3/GDDR5 is used for good graphic cards.
This is my pc configuration
Pentium Dual core 3.0GHz processor
1GB ram , im running vista
gfx: intel®82945g express chipset with 256mb of graphics memory
screen resolution 1280x1024
i dont think ill be able to upgrade it soon either. so ill be contented if i can play gta4 on my pc atleast in the low gfx mode.
That simply will not work. I could lie and say it might, but it just won't. If you're a person who doesn't mind absolutely crappy frame rates it might, but I highly doubt it will be able to get it working at 30FPS+
Too little RAM for Vista. Pentium D is quite old and slow compared to C2D's and Intel's graphic solutions are absolute crap.
I'm sorry, but that just is the harsh reality.
Sapphire RADEON HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E 2395
Gigabyte RADEON HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E 2210
Asus RADEON EAH4850 /HTDI/512 2485
I'm planning to get ATi 4850 instead of Geforce 9600, but which of them?
The last number is price.(1$=10EEK)
Personally I'd go for Sapphire. You'll never go wrong getting a card from them.