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 test with every setting maximised, though MSAA is disabled.
At the highest image quality settings, GTA V is not a pleasant experience – frame rate drops are common, as is micro-stuttering.
However, we also tested GTA V using lower settings – everything set to ‘high’, which brought the required VRAM down by over 1GB – much closer to the 2GB limit of the GTX 960.
With lower image quality settings, GTA V is much more satisfying to play.