4K Grand Theft Auto V for PC an “Eye-Opener,” Says Rockstar

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The long, long, long-awaited PC release of Grand Theft Auto V is nearly upon us, boasting some impressive yet demanding high-end graphical options, including 4K resolution, and developer Rockstar Games has spoken about how the increased resolution will change how players experience the game’s LA-inspired city of Los Santos.

In a Q&A session with Rockstar North developers Phil Hooker (Director of Technology), Klaas Schilstra (Director of Engineering), and Adam Fowler (Technical Director), PC Gamer managed to glean some interesting soundbites regarding GTA V’s graphical upgrade.

“4k is an eye opener when you see if for the first time,” they told PC Gamer. “It really does make you look at the world differently and in greater detail as you would expect. That said, you could probably say the same thing about a lot of the other high-end graphical options and ultimately it will be personal preference which particular resolution and graphical settings that each player decides to settle on.”

Kevin Hoare, President of Rockstar Toronto, also chimed in, reaffirming the recommended specs for the game. “We based our recommended spec on hardware that we knew could comfortably achieve 1080p resolution at 60fps,” Hoare said. “To run the game on a 4K display at 30fps, you’ll need at minimum an AMD HD 7870 or NVidia GTX 760 with 2GB of VRAM. To be able to run the game at 4K resolution at 60fps you’ll need a high-end SLI or Crossfire setup.”

After countless delays, Grand Theft Auto V for PC will be available from tomorrow, 14th April.

Thank you PC Gamer for providing us with this information.

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4 Comments on 4K Grand Theft Auto V for PC an “Eye-Opener,” Says Rockstar

  • Avatar LJLG says:

    Games Like AC Unity of Shadow Of Mordor barely run at 60fps @ 1080p on my R9 270x (basically 7870).
    How in the world is GTA V Going to run at 4K??? Not even to mention 30fps…Thats console quality fps.

    They must really have optimized the heck out of this game if they can achieve this on DX11 !

    • Avatar Zeed says:

      cause they optimized GTA not like rest of fuckers that just throw games at PCs with almost no changes. Like games that still got console buttons under keybinds and shit…

    • Honestly, if they really managed to optimize the Game as good as they claim to have then i’m going to be very happy but seeing as the Game is only running at 30FPS in 1080p on the PlayStation 4 that has a GPU that’s nearly as powerful as my HD7870 then i highly doubt we can run it at 4K with 30FPS unless all settings are set to very low.

      Xbox One GPU Shaders: 768
      PS4 GPU Shaders: 1152
      HD7870/R9-270X GPU Shaders: 1280

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