Grand Theft Auto V

Now a truly venerable title, GTA V is a veteran of past game suites that is still graphically demanding as they come. As an older DX11 title, it provides a glimpse into the graphically intensive games of yesteryear that don't incorporate the latest features. Originally released for consoles in 2013, the PC port came with a slew of graphical enhancements and options. Just as importantly, GTA V includes a rather intensive and informative built-in benchmark, somewhat uncommon in open-world games.

The settings are identical to its previous appearances, which are custom as GTA V does not have presets. To recap, a "Very High" quality is used, where all primary graphics settings turned up to their highest setting, except grass, which is at its own very high setting. Meanwhile 4x MSAA is enabled for direct views and reflections. This setting also involves turning on some of the advanced rendering features - the game's long shadows, high resolution shadows, and high definition flight streaming - but not increasing the view distance any further.

Grand Theft Auto V - 2560x1440 - Very High Quality

Grand Theft Auto V - 1920x1080 - Very High Quality

Grand Theft Auto V - 99th PCTL - 2560x1440 - Very High Quality

Grand Theft Auto V - 99th PCTL - 1920x1080 - Very High Quality

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  • flyingpants265 - Monday, November 4, 2019 - link

    It's ridiculous because I've been hearing about 4k for so long, and most of us are STILL gaming at 1080p. A 1080p card still costs $229 when most of us have them already. I am not willing to sink that amount of money into something that is already obsolete.

    RX570, RX580, and GTX1060 are cheap and plentiful on the used market for $65-120.
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - link

    "Truthfully, I’m not even sure NVIDIA’s GPU binning operations changed for this product, or if they just had partners slap TU116-300 GPUs on a PCB wired for GDDR6."

    I'd assume a bit of tweaking around the edges because of the different memory controllers. Base 1660's can use a chip with a dud GDDR6 controller, 1660S needs that but can tolerate a dud GDDR5 one.
  • AshlayW - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - link

    I'm fairly certain the memory controller supports both GDDR6 and GDDR5 concurrently Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - link

    Different IO pinouts seems to require at least some parts to be different. Reply
  • DominionSeraph - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - link

    >Instead, this is a pure virtual launch, with all of the cards on the market being partner designs.

    Anandtech: where a hard launch is called a paper launch because the chip manufacturer only handed out a paper saying it was now ok to pair the TU116-300 that has been selling for months with GDDR6 instead of making a reference board which nobody needed.
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - link

    To be sure, virtual does not mean paper in this context. It's actually NVIDIA's official term for a video card launch where they don't make any retail cards of their own. It's not derogatory in any way. Reply
  • yeeeeman - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - link

    The title of this article should be "Nvidia preparing for Radeon RX5500". Reply
  • Xeres14 - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - link

    Not bad. Good for a specific budget but it seems the extra $ for the 2060 is worth it. Reply
  • Showtime - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - link

    If you're talking bang for the buck, the 2060 is bad. Bang for buck cards would probably be RX570/580 on sale regularly, this new card, then AMD 5700, then 5700x, then the $500 2070 super. The rest of the lineup is terrible performance for the dollar. Used cards are relative bargains. 8GB AMD RX cards are under $100, and used 10 series cards finally dropping again. $400 1080 ti's, and sub $300 1080/1070 ti's are tough to beat. Reply
  • Shlong - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - link

    I replaced a GTX 960 4GB in one of my old systems (6 core 4930k @ 4.5) with a $210 1070 TI 8GB from ebay and my old laptop with an Acer Predator Helios 300 (6 core 9750H paired with 1660Ti 6GB) which I picked up for under $1000 during the Prime deal. What a night and day difference! Reply

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