Introducing Nvidia’s GTX 580 – Fermi Improved!
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) is a sandbox-style action-adventure video game released by Rockstar in late 2008. It is the sixth game in the Grand Theft Auto series. Two episodic expansion packs have since been released since then as late as April of this year. The game is set in a redesigned rendition of Liberty City, a fictional city based heavily on modern day New York City. It follows Niko Bellic, a war veteran from Eastern Europe. He comes to the United States in search of the American Dream and enters a world of organized crime, gangs and corruption. GTA IV is mostly composed of elements from driving games and third-person shooters which features free-roaming gameplay. It features an online multiplayer mode, the first of the GTA series to do so.
Here are the settings that we used. The GTX 480 and GTX 580 by virtue of having 1.5 GB vRAM, can use even higher settings than the Radeons (which are pictured below running nearly out of resources).
First we test at 2560×1600 resolution
Now we test of 1920×1200.
All of our GTXes are grouped tightly and they all give a similar playable experience. AMD’s Radeons are significantly slower at the settings that we have chosen although their playability according to the demo results are OK.