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Can my PC run GTA IV?


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#1181 MrLlamaLlama

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:05 AM

You should be able to record footage at 30fps on that setup. (As in, the video capture software could export 30 fps video, you'd probably get a few more ingame.) GTAIV has a pretty good suite of options to choose from so you can always play with the texture quality / shadows / reflections and density until it balances out nicely. On the rig in my signature, I can record IV on max settings to export at 30fps, with my actual game hitting about 40. Never tried recording at 60, but I imagine it'd chug a bit.

Just make sure all your drivers are right up to date and you're giving the thing enough space to vent the hot air out until you get to know what your system is capable of.

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#1182 MrLilmar

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:12 AM

Are you sure I could record at 30 FPS? I was told on some different forums that it could run the game, but I would lag if I record, which I don't want because I want to make youtube videos.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

Well, it's dependant largely upon the resolution you want to record at, if you're looking to record at 1080p then you might have issues. At 1280x720 you'd be better off and so on. it also depends on how high you want the settings to be when you record.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

As I've said before, setting up a new Nehalem PC platform as well as a Penryn based Intel chipset gaming PC, I think with the best of the best offered as far back as 2007, the ground breaking nVidia GTX 8800 on upward, the 9700 Geforce or anything on the Radeon side above the 5 or 6 numeric range, with a memory bus over 128, if you're lucky there, should handle GTA fine in all these generations on the RAGE engine, what I just read is that GTA will not work well with SLI based GPUs, or I imagine Crossfire in lieu of nVidia hardware, so get yourself one really nice GPU graphics card, and make sure you have either Hyperthreading, Core2, Nehalem over that, or a quad core, even a discontinued board could support a top notch i7, and will endure as an investment for about 2 more years. Expect only two new processors within next year; Haswell Intel and Broadwell series code names.

As far as the YouTuber's using Fraps or some IN-GAME recorder, you're best option, and my own, is to forego that to record the output video from the card itself, connect to a recording device with the final signal you expect to see on your display, I don't know too many using HD as it's beyond my budget so far, but it shouldn't impact the software running, which is why I always go that route from a PC or console, in terms of recording something. People think recording to standard def from an output as I've done many times will degrade the content once uploaded, that was much more valid a complaint in the past as far as Google and YouTube having sync and resolution issues, of course, if you were on dial up and using YT uploads as well, which I've done too, your chances were REALLY hit and miss!!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

These system requirements are from the year 2008, now its 2013. AMD is way cheaper than Intel, I got AMD FX 6100 processor at it can run GTA IV at awesome FPS. I think AMD is good for gamers. Use the saved cash on some awesome graphic card. Intel Core i5 is too costly. So with the saved money I buyed NVidia 4 GB DDR3 graphic card.






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