Check out Grand Theft Auto V running at 60 FPS on the PC

By Shawn Knight · 25 replies
Apr 3, 2015
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  1. Rockstar Games has released a new trailer for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V – you know, the game that originally came out over a year and a half ago on previous generation consoles but keeps getting pushed back for the PC.

    The trailer in question is running at a super smooth 60 frames per second which makes the anticipation all that higher. Considering the fact that GTA V for the PC will be the most graphically and technically advanced version yet, hopefully the wait will be worth it.

    GTA V is set to launch for the PC on April 14. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Rockstar will actually honor this date.

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  2. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Maniac Posts: 253   +108

    Please don't screw this up please don't screw this up please don't screw this up please don't screw this up
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  3. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 356   +203

    Wide angle panoramas look good, but protagonists faces, fingers hideously. It looks like HD texture pack for GTA4. Should learn some from Ubisoft Far Cry team, but not the optimisation tricks, lol. Hope they improved performance on PC CPU. Had lot of time after all. And actually any info on what CPU is needed to run it at 1080p@60fps?
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I'd almost forgotten about this game. I'm not going to bother watching any videos of it, I'll just see it all for myself if and when I buy it after the price comes down in a few months time. I've waited so long for it another few months aren't going to make any difference and I'm certainly not paying 60 bucks just for a video game. I've done some foolish things in my life but spending so much on a computer game isn't one of them.
    TS-56336 and noel24 like this.
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    What they screw up modders will fix within a year. Such is the way of the PC.
  6. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Maniac Posts: 253   +108

    I'd rather have the PC port be good to begin with rather than have to rely on modders and the brute force of future hardware.
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  7. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 356   +203

    So far modders were not able to correct GTA4 performance issues, what worse, all those mods added to a CPU usage, so no, I don't think so.
    avoidz likes this.
  8. Can we have delay one more time. I know you guys at R* need to optimize the game further to be able to fully utilize the PC capabilities.
  9. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 356   +203

    Yeah, preferably into June, so it didn' collided with Witcher or Project Cars sales. Those small studios need all the money they can get. At the fraction of R* money they making awsome looking games (it seems so far) and not favoring any platform (yet).
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Adding 60fps is nice - but I hope they don't artificially cap it at 60fps... not that I'll be playing this game. I just hate seeing new titles come out with silly limitations like low maximum res or capped frame rates.
  11. No longer interested in this game on pc in the slightest.
    All these delays and what feels like console over prioritisation just seems like a proverbial FU to all the pc gamers.

    Therefore R* will not be getting my money for this same game (again). There's only so many times you can re-release the same content with slightly better visuals (for full price).
  12. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,319   +1,405

    See, this is why I don't think developers can win the port argument. Either they release it day 1 with everything else and it gets flogged as being a horrible for the rest of it's life(even after they fix it with updates). Or, they could take their time and port the game the right way, without bugs and improved visuals, and then the community hates them for taking too long to, you know, release a working game like we asked for.

    The reason they are releasing it for full price is that it took their development team thousands of man hours to perfect GTAV for the PC. THIS IS NOT CHEAP. THEY HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO CHARGE FULL PRICE.

    People are complaining about the delays, but it is not simple to port games to PC. It's a long and complicated process that has far more to do with the software ecosystem of the console than the hardware. Now that consoles have similar hardware it will be EASIER to port games but that by no means makes it EASY. I would rather them make a public statement saying "this is taking longer than we would like, but we aren't going to release the game until it's finished" than saying "we can't complete these fixes by the time we said we could, so here's a game and we'll eventually fix it through updates".

    And, lastly, you're out of your tits if you think that it only has "slightly better visuals"
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015
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  13. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    Rockstar released a huge amount of content for free after the original release. So many updates. And now heists.

    They owe you nothing, it's a great deal.
    H3llion, Burty117 and davislane1 like this.
  14. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 356   +203

    Oohhgh! That is so sweet! Two pro-Rockstar post and two 'likes' automatically. Marketing machine at work. The truth is it's a two year old port working now on a weak 8core Jaguar x86 that got posponed last few times always week or two after console Heist, so I don't believe You. Nice try Rockstar, but try more on faster PC optimisation rather than sponsoring online trolls.
  15. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,343   +1,987

    We've been fed so much BS from Rockstar I'm throwing my computer out in the garden. Should make the plants grow GREAT ..... of course, everything that comes up will take another two years of so to ripen and even then I'm not trusting it's eatable until I pick it with my own hands!!! At this late date they should simply give the game away to the PC crowd and beg us for forgiveness! Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know THAT would be more BS from them! hahahaha
  16. DaveBG

    DaveBG TS Addict Posts: 303   +97

    I guess better late than never but this game is long overdue. they will lose huge money because people are already pissed and will just pirate the game...
  17. slamscaper

    slamscaper TS Booster Posts: 191   +38

    I haven't even played the game yet so I'll admit I'm interested in it. But Rockstar is notorious for screwing up their PC releases so I'll reserve judgment until the game launches. I hope the extra time they are taking actually matters.
  18. Perhaps if they had focused on PC from the beginning this game would have been out in good time.

    R* reaks of payoffs from MS and Sony. Why else would they exclude the apparently easy to develop for PC architecture?

    I think it's shameful that they are reselling a 1.5yr old game as a brand new piece of software. I wouldnt buy it out of principle.

    R* is taking the piss. Saying anything otherwise is just blind fanboyism.
    Don't get me wrong, I consider them Obe of the industries top developers but how they've pretty much forgotten about the PC username is unbelievable.

    First 360 + ps3 get the game. Then the One + ps4 get it and even though they are very similar to pc architecture there is still no pc release. It's obvious that MS + Sony didn't want the PC version out at the same time as it would make the console versions look like ****.

    That's my 2 cents anyway.
  19. Not quite sure why there is the emphasis on it being 60fps as if that is amazing or something. I was getting 100fps+ on gta 4 at 1920x1080 on my old pc with a low of about 90fps, maxed out settings ofc. Old pc was 2600k heavily oclocked with a GTX680.
    Today I would shed tears if a game ran at less than 150fps. I am pretty much dry eyed for the last 17 months!
  20. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 356   +203

    If by any chance Techspot is going to making a test comparison for that game, I would be especially interested if they improved RAGE/Euphoria over GTA4 on same CPUs? I think that would be the official reason of postponing this game so long for PC.
  21. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    Wait till release date, if it comes out with poor performance then all hate will be valid. The other two posters have a good point, you don't, now bounce.
  22. melkiik

    melkiik TS Enthusiast Posts: 42   +10

    I can pay 60 bucks for many games, like mass effect trilogy. Never regretted buying each one of them for 60. Though agree that I've lost the hope with this one. Can't be anything but a bad bad port. Took so long to convert, I doubt it went softly. And it is going show on the games playability. Blame me if I'm wrong.
  23. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    It's good that you enjoyed them and thought they were worth the money but my priorities and way of thinking are completely different to yours. I enjoy playing games just as much as the next guy but why spend so much money on new releases when you can play it a few months later for less than half? And they even throw in the DLC's on the house most of the time. Look after your pennies and your pounds will look after themselves.
    melkiik and cliffordcooley like this.
  24. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    Depends if you are patient. Personally I like buying new games and like playing the latest releases. It makes me happy and sets off the various chemicals in my brain when I make the purchase and when I get the game home and installed. Plus if it's a multiplayer then you get to lvl up with people that know as much of the game as you do which is fun.

    Horses for courses etc etc. can understand waiting for games, I just bought mario Galaxy 1 and 2, mario kart wii, zelda twilight princess and super Mario bros wii for about £50. Bargains.
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  25. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Nah. It has no use to me, it doesn't translate my language yet, I can only speak, read and write crap. :D

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