GTA 5 AMD vs NVIDIA Performance Review

Intro and GDDR5 Usage

Grand Theft Auto 5 AMD vs NVIDIA Performance

Intro

No need to beat around the bush, we've all been chomping at the bit to get our hands on the latest in the Grand Theft Auto series from Rockstar. It's now out, and the world is awash with people wondering what kind of performance they can expect to see from their system and, if they've got a great rig, how far you can push the graphics.

We were just as intrigued and so we pulled out our Core i7-4690X test rig, grabbed the ASUS R9 290X Matrix and GTX980 Matrix and got down to business.


BattleField : Hardline

ASUS GTX980 Matrix
ASUS R9 290X Matrix
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.4GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133
Corsair AX1500i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64

Memory Usage

The first thing you need to know about GTAV is that it's a VRAM hog. Those with 2GB cards need not bother unless you're running at very low resolutions. There is a feature in the game that indicates roughly how much VRAM you can expect the game to use at your chosen settings. It's almost entirely useless as a guide with the game using approximately 1GB more of your GDDR5 than it's claiming.   

Grand Theft Auto 5 Performance

So before people cry that we haven't got 4K results with boatloads of antialiasing, this is why. You better get used to seeing that alert screen if you plan on fine-tuning for the best graphical fidelity.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Performance     Grand Theft Auto 5 Performance    

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Most Recent Comments

15-04-2015, 05:58:30

cooperman
A stronger card beats a weaker card-not surprising at all tbh.Quote

15-04-2015, 06:08:16

Tripp
sli is defiantly bugged in this game at the momentQuote

15-04-2015, 06:20:52

SuB
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Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
sli is defiantly bugged in this game at the moment
Really? mine has been absolutely fine with SLi, I haven't even bothered downloading that updated driver with the SLi profiles, it's been awesome tbh.

FYI, you can turn off that alert moaning, just set the ignore limits thing to on.. done!

moar 4k tests now plz :PQuote

15-04-2015, 06:23:12

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Really? mine has been absolutely fine with SLi, I haven't even bothered downloading that updated driver with the SLi profiles, it's been awesome tbh.

FYI, you can turn off that alert moaning, just set the ignore limits thing to on.. done!

moar 4k tests now plz :P

Aye I know matey but it really does use the lot and slow stuff down.

I didnt even get the serial till lunch time yday and wanted to get this up ASAP

When the TX comes back I may get the 295 out and test with those two Quote

15-04-2015, 06:24:20

Tripp
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Really? mine has been absolutely fine with SLi, I haven't even bothered downloading that updated driver with the SLi profiles, it's been awesome tbh.

FYI, you can turn off that alert moaning, just set the ignore limits thing to on.. done!

moar 4k tests now plz :P

yeah it thinks there's double the available Vram, an at 1080p with everthing maxed and x2 AA i average about 55fps with 2 970's.

not sure what you mean by alert moaning though fella?Quote
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