Grand Theft Auto V, currently one of the hottest PC games, was finally released for the PC on April 14, 2015. Developed by Rockstar, it is set in 2013 and the city of Los Santos. It utilizes the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) which Rockstar has been using since 2006, with multiple updates for technology improvements.
In Grand Theft Auto V we set the game to run with no MSAA with 16x AF and high image quality settings as we didn’t want the GPU to bottleneck the system too bad, but wanted a setup that your average gamer would actually play on. We used the games built-in benchmark utility to have at least one game we used that could be compared to your setup at home. We averaged all the five of the default benchmark runs and omitted both the minimum and maximum values as those results are garbage due to major inconsistencies.
1080P Benchmark Results: The GeForce GTX 1060 FE came in at 106.3 FPS versus 82.4 FPS on the AMD Radeon RX 480. That puts the GeForce GTX 1060 FE as being 29% faster in Grand Theft Auto at 1080P resolutions. The EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC and the GeForce GTX 1060 FE both were faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 reference card, so performance is no joke!
1440P Benchmark Results: Scaling up the resolution to 1440P, the GeForce GTX 1060 game us an average of 69.2 FPS versus 55.0 FPS of the Radeon RX 480.
4K Ultra HD Benchmark Results: GTA V’s built-in benchmark again showed that the current generation of $199-$299 graphics cards can’t do 4K gaming as we were only getting 34.4 FPS on the GeForce GTX 1060 FE and 28.0 FPS on the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB.