Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure game played from either a first-person or third-person view. Players complete missions—linear scenarios with set objectives—to progress through the story. Outside of missions, players may freely roam the open world.
Composed of the San Andreas open countryside area and the fictional city of Los Santos, the world is much larger in area than earlier entries in the series. It may be fully explored after the game’s beginning without restriction, although story progress unlocks more gameplay content.
We use the Ultra quality settings (or the highest alternative – generally Very High or High – when Ultra is unavailable). MSAA is set to 2x for 1080p and 1440p and is disabled for 4K. The Advanced Graphics options are all set to their maximum levels.
At 1080p the game suggests 3469MB of VRAM usage. At 1440p that number increases to 3764MB. At 4K the video memory usage is quoted as 4171MB.
A reduction in CPU-induced limitations at 4K sees the ASUS GTX 1080 Ti comfortably pulling into first place for GTA V. With an average frame rate of 77 FPS, GTA V is playable at 4K with a single GTX 1080 Ti and maximum settings, even if there are dips at certain points. ASUS’ overclocked ROG STRIX model is 3.8% faster than the Founder’s Edition card, on average, at 4K.
Our recordings show a pretty much constant core frequency of 1949MHz throughout the GTA V benchmark runs at 4K for the ASUS card.