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Playing GTA IV

By Punkid
Sep 13, 2009
  1. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    does the 4770 require a 6pin pci power connecter?
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    No it doesn't.
     
  3. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    great :d cuz my psu doesnt have that connecter...hehe thanks for the info guys...
     
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    So you going for it sometime soon? How much do you get it for there?
     
  5. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    i live in pakistan,currency is ruppee ....1 USD = 82 Pakistani Ruppee

    http://galaxy.pk/forms/xfx.htm

    here is an online shop here in pakistan...these are prices of XFX cards
     
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Pretty much the same story here. Converting to USD I see that we both need to shell out close to 60-70$ as premium. :(
     
  7. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    no :|....the gts 250 costs 146 USD and 4770 costs 158 USD u did the calculations wrong :p
     
  8. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

  9. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    well as i said,things are expensive here....95 dollar caviar black cost me 125 dollars
     
  10. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Umm...I think that's what I was saying. In case of the 4770 GPU its about 50$ more than the price in the US. The actual price is about $110. You're having to shell out $160. That's a 50$ premium.
     
  11. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    oh yea i didnt get you ..u are right....how much do you think the price wud drop once dx11 cards become available?
     
     
  12. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    That's a tough call. The DX11 cards will be available sometime in November I presume. It's difficult to judge how the market trend will be. At their current supposed pricing, the HD 5000s will be quite a bit more expensive than cards like the 4870. About 150$ more. So for all you know, ATI might not even slash prices and just keep the 5000s for the enthusiast willing / able to spend that kind of money. The 4870 will still be a great card at it's current price. :)
     
  13. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    aight thanks
     
  14. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    i say grab the 4770 over all the other cards for the lower power consumption and the fact that it is as fast as the 4850 and gts 250 the 4850 usually is faster in almost all tests over the gts 250 which is basically a 9800 gtx+ just re branded as the 250.
     
  15. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    hmm ok, the price difference isnt much between the three but i think lower power consumption is an attraction for me cuz i dont want to spend on a new Power supply....by the way, do u guys think my CPU is also limiting gaming performance?
     
  16. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    yeah your cpu is holding you back to but you can overclock a little to alleviate the problem just clock it to around 3 ghz and you will be fine or 2.8 ghz depending on your cooler.
     
  17. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    ive got an intel motherboard so i cant overclock...so if i buy a new graphic card it wont help???? cuz u are saying that the CPU is limiting performance?
     
  18. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    i dont think it is limiting a 9500 gt lol
     
  19. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    lol ok thanks
     
  20. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Guru Posts: 1,004   +11

    i got a 9500GT with 1440x900 at home as well, but have not installed gta iv yet.

    anyway for suggesting the GTA IV more fps, i recommend trying to not using the commandline. just try to delete the file temporarily. it works better for my 9600M GT, but then you'll notice the rendering of images in background slows down. but in exchange u have more fps.

    plus using third-party driver and sets your nvidia cp to high performance instead of quality.
     
  21. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    sorry but i didnt get a word that you said :p
     
  22. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Guru Posts: 1,004   +11

    well, at first i thought the word "commandline.txt" is very famous for majority of GTAIV player. nevermind, so as i said, u can go to the nvidia control panel., check the 3D settings, make sure:

    -multi gpu acceleration = single display performance mode
    -texturing quality = high performance

    im not sure if it works or not, but it works in my system. of course, sacrifice quality for performance.

    you can also try downloading "unofficial" driver for your geforce 9500gt.

    another thing: you can lower your shadow quality and density so it give u more fps in night time. also view distance hogging your 9500GT.
    lower these things down, you get more fps... even though it looks uglier, u can play smoothly.
     
  23. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    i tried the Nvidia control panel thing.didnt help at all...by the way,heres a benchmark of GTA IV and i think my processor is the problem :|
     
  24. Punkid

    Punkid TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 547

    Statistics
    Average FPS: 20.69
    Duration: 37.07 sec
    CPU Usage: 99%
    System memory usage: 93%
    Video memory usage: 76%

    Graphics Settings
    Video Mode: 1440 x 900 (60 Hz)
    Texture Quality: Low
    Texture Filter Quality: Low
    View Distance: 20
    Detail Distance: 24

    Hardware
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
    Video Driver version: 190.38
    Audio Adapter: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz

    File ID: Benchmark.cli
     
  25. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    its not the cpu we have tried to tell you that the 9500 gt is not made to play games it at best is to play HD movies and thats it get a better video card and it will help alot.
     
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