GTA V Sure Has A Lot Of PC Settings (Which Is Nice)

GTA V Sure Has A Lot Of PC Settings (Which Is Nice)

It took it's sweet time, but Grand Theft Auto V is now out on PC. And, in terms of PC ports of console games, it appears to have been worth the wait.

I've been playing it for a while now and yes, it looks great, and yes, it's still the same great game, but what's of most interest to PC gamers is how, well, PC this port is. Especially when it comes to the settings.

Other publishers of console games that also appear on PC: this is how you do it. From the real-time video memory updates up top (letting you see instantly the effects of the settings you're toggling) to welcome tweaks like manually choosing the output monitor and overriding suggested limits, there's a lot to mess around with here to help you get the game looking as good as you can possibly get it.

And look good it does: my PC (GTX 980, i5 4690, 16gb RAM) as you can see here has just about everything maxxed out and is running a very smooth 60fps (I'll upload some footage later tonight). No crashes, no weird issues. Yet.

The video below takes you through the settings; watch the video memory go up and down depending on what's selected.


    I remember getting San Andreas on PC and comparing it to the PS2 version. Hot damn was is a massive improvement in terms of graphics, resolution and most importantly in my opinion, draw distance

    San Andreas always felt huge until I played it on the PC, then it felt tiny.

    Morrowind was a bit like that too after I started using MGE.

    I'd like 'a setting' for my install to stop thinking my card has only 1gig on-board.

      Is it a laptop? Try forcing GPU and disable Intel HD graphics.

    4k or gtfo!

    I will have a 980 GTX soon, while not the best for 4k (titan X is better), it will do. I normally turn off Blur and FSAA and certain post screen effects anyway so that should help make the difference to get me to 4k @ 60fps.

    I will get another 980 once the price drops $200 or so.

    Picking this up tonight :) cant wait to play through on PC :)

      Servers are getting slammed at the moment, hopefully by the time you dl it things have calmed down a little.

        huge download i opted to get it brick and mortar. tried to install last night and it refused to update managed to get it running this morning though :)

    I was upgrading my pc with a nice overhaul to play this. Motherboard was faulty - awesome! I haven't downloaded the game yet and my pc won't work until I get a replacement. *sheds a tear

    I got it this morning and will load the 7 DVDs tonight. Anyone done this already? How much did you have to download to get started?

      I had to download a 6GB patch after the 7DVD install.

    Have been holding out for some news on how buggy the port is (after GTA 4 on PC, I was worried this would be a mess). Everything I've heard so far sounds positive though so I guess all the delays paid off :)

      I've been playing it a bit today. It's anything but a mess (aside from a couple of hardware issues I've been having).

    im interested on how this will run on an i3.
    i have been doing pretty well with a R9 280 can play most things (even crysis 3) at 1080 and near enough to 60fps butmy cpu is an obvious bottle kneck, i get the feeling GTA V is going to be a huge cpu hog.

    i really want to get into heists but i cant bring myself to go back to my 360

    Awesome packaging as usual for a Rockstar title. I regret having sold my original copy of San Andreas now, but I still have Vice City for PC from way back when, with all the original posters and manual etc.

    I got $1,000,000 in-game money inside the box.
    But where is the other $200,000 in-game money you are supposed to get when pre-ordering with EB Games?

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