GTA V PC: Graphics Settings Comparison Video Details All Settings; Recommended Settings For Mid/High-End PCs

Archie Paras
Apr 20, 2015
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GTA V PC has been out for a week and PC gamers finally got the chance to enjoy the best version of this great game. Featuring a huge variety of settings catering to all kinds of different setups, GTA V PC definitely provides all the necessary options for players to get the best performance out of their systems.

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For those of you wanting to get the best graphical experience for GTA V on PC, YouTuber williextreme has made a graphics comparison video, detailing the impact that each setting has on the visual quality of the game.

Those interested  can subscribe to him on YouTube here.

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williextreme’s details each setting as follows:

  • Ambient Occlusion usually is just a waste of fps, don’t be afraid to turn it off.
  • Anisotropic Filtering doesn’t affect the performance, always set x16.
  • Post FX on Very High and Ultra look similar, but Ultra sometimes can reduce fps by 10 more.
  • Grass Quality is performance killer.
  • Extended Distance Scaling has little effect on the quantity of details, but significantly reduces performance.
  • Some shadows (e.g. some shadows created by car lights) may be seen only on Very High shadow quality.


williextreme’s Settings Recommendations:


For Mid-Range PCs:

  • Texture Quality: High or Very High, based on VRAM
  • Shader Quality: Normal or High ±5 FPS
  • Shadow Quality: High
  • Reflection Quality: High
  • Water Quality: High
  • Grass Quality: Normal or High ± 10 FPS
  • Post FX: Normal or High ±5 FPS
  • Antialiasing: FXAA or MSAA ± 10 FPS
  • Reflection MSAA: Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering: x16
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • Tesselation: Off or Normal
  • Distance Scaling: 0 to max
  • Extended Distance Scaling: 0
  • High Resolution Shadows: Off
  • Extended Shadow Distance: Off

For High Range PCs:

  •  Texture Quality: Very High
  •  Shader Quality: High or Very High
  •  Shadow Quality: Very High
  •  Reflection Quality: Very High
  •  Water Quality: High or Very High
  •  Grass Quality: High or Very High
  •  Post FX: High
  •  Antialiasing: MSAA x2,MSAA x4 or TXAA x4 ± 10 FPS
  •  Reflection MSAA: Off or x2
  •  Anisotropic Filtering: x16
  •  Ambient Occlusion: Off or Normal
  •  Tesselation: High
  •  Distance Scaling: max
  •  Extended Distance Scaling: 0 to max ± 10 FPS
  •  High Resolution Shadows: On
  •  Extended Shadow Distance: On

We will bring you any new information as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check out our previous GTA V PC coverage, for more information, here and here.




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