System Requirements Lab has added GTA IV to their site, which tests your computers against the system requirements provided by the developer.
To test your computer, select 'Grand Theft Auto IV' from the drop-down list.
Ah good ole systemrequirementslab doing a good job of getting everything wrong lol. I thought I would give it a whirl and apparently my GPU has 1.5gbs of video ram (it doesn't it only has 320mbs). Still at least they have stopped adding the frequency of cores together to give you a megahertz rating now. As expected my Q6600 + 8800GTS (320mb version I know it's old but it suffices) passed even the recommended requirements. All I can say about the requirements is this better be one hell of a port. I mean I want to see a hell of a difference between the console version and PC version to justify these requirements.
It says my 1GB GTX 280 is 1.7GB, but you're right, it used to say my E8400 was 10.4GHZ.
With my Core 2 Duo e6850 clocked to 3.5GHz, my RAM 4GB clocked to 933MHz, combined with my 9800GTX clocked to 9800GTX+ standard, I can run it easily. No worries here.
but then its usually shared ram, systemrequirementslab checks for the shared ram and the dedicated ram, in my case it says 1.5GB, my laptops specs say 'up to 1.5GB vram with 256 dedicated' so it sounds just about right ;) AND YAY!!! mine can run it on minimum specs 8)
its showing the available shared ram, but it seems to know how to rate the video card correctly anyway.
Can you PC run it better than PS3 and X360? For me the answer is yes! And my PC cost under $400. Got it on craigslist. Dell 530 Inspiron Q6600 2.4 Ghz 4gb ram GeForce 8600gts
Haha someone actually disagreed with me over something? I didn't even offer an opinion. I guess some people just disagree for no reason at all.
That 8600GTS is gonna do nothing for you....
I'm assuming that I'll run it maximum with a SSC eVGA GTX 280 and a E8400 Oc'ed to 3.6ghz on 1920x1200. I hope :|. But it will run like a dream compared to the console versions, that's all that matters. It felt to blurry and clunky on them.
Quick question, is 1920x1200 a 4:3 or a 16:9 aspect ratio?
Yeah, on my 360.
I don't like pop-in.
I sure do love those pop-in textures, jaggies, and iffy frame-rate! /sarcasm
If you don't like pop-in then install the game to the hd, thanks to the nxe.
Installing it won't fix jaggies and frame-rate.
There are no jaggies or frame rate problems. Remember, the Xbox has hardware anti-aliasing, and a xenon processor.
My laptop passes all recommended specs, scratch the video card. One level below the recommended 8600 >:(
yeah same with my laptop is there anyway to upgrade a laptops video card sorry for such a nooby question.
It's not easy, but not impossible. But Quite frankly, it's next to impossible. I wanted to upgrade my old laptop but all the shops I went to said that it was impossible. My friend claims he upgraded his, but I don't know how. You can upgrade RAM easily though :}
it can be done...but the issues is not so much that its impossible, and more as to what will 'fit' in the laptops case...
the general rule of thumb is that it can only be upgraded to whatever other card options ship with your specific laptop...if you have an integrated graphics chip (like an Intel GMA XXX or something), its probably hopeless to try for any dedicated sets...however if you have an Nvidia go card of some sort, and didn't opt for the most powerful gpu available when you purchased the system (or one came available after purchase, yet is for the exact same laptop), chances are you can upgrade to that...
the other shatty part though is that most of the time these cards are built on a proprietary basis for the laptop maker, as they are designed to fit in very tight conditions for that laptop only...they can be based on the normal PCI card's architecture (like a G70, 80, etc.), but are one of a kind for your specific notebook..making them extremely overpriced to replace or upgrade to...
the real rule of thumb...don't buy laptops for gaming...unless of course you go for a seriously overweight alienware or voodoo that uses standard desktop GPUs...
You can scrap EVERYTHING in your laptop and build up from scratch. Anyone who says otherwise just wants you to PAY them to do so----unless its a MAC. Other than RAM and HDD, those arent really upgradable---not easily anyways.
lol nmy video card is only 128 mb i need a gig one badly.
unless its a 4870, 260 or 280.
I think it has something to do with the Physical Address Extension that's causing problems for reporting accurate info. But that's just me. I blow past the recommended specs of course. I'm aiming for 16x10 naturally. Q6600 3.0GHz 4GB DDR2 800 ([email protected] MSI RX3870 OC Edition(800MHz/1.12GHz) -Systemrequirementslab.com reported 1.9GB VRAM. Vista Ultimate 32-bit
systemrequirementslab reports the shared and dedicated ram, not just the dedicated ;)
This says that I could not run Civ 4 but it runs just fine on my machine. This site is so wrong!
I have a 32mb video card in my laptop and integrated graphics in the pc with 512mb of ram. Will I run it?
in fact you can run at MAX settings!! yourcomputermaygetsideeffects includingexplodingcatchingfireo rneverlisteningtotheuserinput
My comp can handle this game easily. No sweat. I can't wait to play GTA 4 with graphics that doesn't look like crap and draw distance that doesn't look like my character is blind.
I have a Playstation 3, so I can run it perfectly.
I have a PC so I will be able to run GTA 4 with better graphics and features than your "wonderful" PS3. Let me leave you with this quote from one of the PC previews :- "After spending a fair bit of time with GTA IV for the PC, we can say there's no doubt it looks absolutely incredible. But it was only just now, going back to the Xbox 360 version for comparison, that we realised how superior it actually is. It's not just sharper and higher resolution textures - it's a more solid, more tangible and vast Liberty City. We're talking leaves on detailed trees that are individually visible, and it's only just now when I turned on the console version for the first time in months that I said to myself: "Wow. This looks dated by comparison". See where it says "the console version looks dated by comparison.
@charmers I wasn't talking about graphics...the blog is titled "gta iv: can you run it?" Yes, i can, without any problems XD
Tell me can your PS3 run the PC version of the game ? Oh no it can't which is what this story is related too the PC VERSION. So no your PS3 cannot run the PC version.
yes i can run . 4 Gb ram , hd 4870 , Core 2 Quad 9450 . but i need to get a xbox 360 controller since playing gta using mouse and keyboard suck .
i gotz 4GB ram, but x86 OS.. windows/linux (both x86 version) can see 4GB but can only use 3GB :( soo unfair !!!
What's the point of asking a question like that? Most people that have 4GB of RAM know beforehand that they can make use of it. And I'd hardly say it's unfair you can't use the full 4GB of RAM it's a limitation that's been well known for quite some time.
Why splash out on what I am going to assume is a high end PC if you don't know how it works. Also you should be able to recognise 3.5 GB ram, and even if it doesn't show whats left over, I read somewhere that it still helps and 4gb is still better than 3.5gb in a 32bit system
the architecture can't handle over 3GB (probably little more than that) .. so there is no way you can 'make use of the rest' unless you use an architecture that can handle it.. and no it doesn't help, it may see it.. but if it can't handle it, it can't use it.. it's like saying my stomach is 100% full, but it'll help if i had a bit more..
well i cant run it ....i been knew i needed to upgrade my pc , ive been just waiting on the next leap in tech , not these petty upgrades ,,..i skipped core duo ,,and now intel has something else coming down the pipe soon that will make core duo processors look like pentium 3's. I used to upgrade mobo, cpu, ram, and graphics card once a year, its been 2 years now going on 3 in march
whats the point to pc gaming.its like getting your tv in bits, that you have to mess about with for an hour to watch a program.and to the above poster its only bttr than the ps3 on "some pcs"
Yeah erm okay you keep thinking that if it makes you happy after all they do say ignorance is bliss.
Some people consider PC building a hobby. Those of us that do like to mod things, overclock, and tweak things on our PCs. Don't knock PC gaming or builders because you're not into it. I have an Xbox 360 and a PS3, but I spend the most time on my PC because I find it to be fun to see how far I can push it.
You can easily go buy a prebuilt PC that can run all the games that come out at or near max for a good while (there will always be the random game like Crysis which isn't meant to be played at max upon release). So you would NOT have to get anything in bits or mess about for hours.
Excellent post Ricdeau and sums it up very nicely. I get incredibly annoyed when I see people come in here going "ha ha my console can run this". This is the PC section if you have nothing constructive to say like Ricdeau then go back to your relevant 360/PS3 sections and beat your chests there we don't care for it much in the PC section. But you definitely deserve to be bubbled up for that comment Ricdeau.
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:) my 4870 e8400 and 2gb ddr3 simply can't handle this game sadly. What a bunch of crap. Although admittedly my RAM is low it should definetely suffice. besides I am adding two more gig soon. My 4870 apparently has 1.2GB memory *shrug* Also donnie MOST pc's run better than consoles. You know...the PC's that can be built for £500 and then can do a whole bunch of other functions.While the PS3 is like £400 pounds after you buy half the accessories and a decent controller (which by the way the mouse and keyboard is still vastly superior to for most games) Enjoy your consoles struggling to run many games at 720p while most PC's can hit 1200p for most games.
I cant run it :(
I have no RAM in my computer, according to System Requirement Labs anyway, although I'm pretty sure its there as I can see it through the window of my computer. Haha. Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 4GB 800MHZ RAM Nvidia 9800GTX+ And a broken power supply, which was fried by the card. :D
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