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 1.5GB GTX 480/570/580 and 2GB HD 69×0 Radeons, by virtue of having more than 1GB vRAM, can use even higher settings than the 1GB video cards (which are pictured below running nearly out of resources). Unfortunately, HD 6970 CrossFire and HD 6990 did not even allow us to change any settings and we could not even make a clean exit.
First we test at 2560×1600 resolution.
This benchmark appears to be at the very least, highly CPU-limited at 1920×1200 except for our weakest cards which benefits from multi-GPU. At 2560×1600 we start to see some differences with some limited multi-GPU scaling.
In GTA-IV, the GTX 590 wins over the HD 6990 by default. We used the latest AMD CrossFire profiles at the very beginning of this week and still the game refused to allow us to change settings.