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Grand Theft Auto 5 is a Beautiful Port, but You Might Need a $1300 Graphics Card to Max it Out 

4/17/2015 12:33:43 PM By: David Leonhardt

TotalBiscuit is the self proclaimed #1 PC gaming critic on YouTube. His claims are well founded with over 2 million subscribers and tens of thousands of views on his videos within hours of posting.

His 25 minute video review of GTA 5's performance on PC has dropped, and the results are pretty good. TotalBiscuit notes that the game is pretty beautiful and the frame rate stays above 60FPS most of the time. However, if you turn on all high resolution graphics options you may run into problems.

Frame rate drastically drops during the day time, when things like "High Resolution Shadows" are turned on. Keep in mind that TotalBiscuit was running SLI GTX 980's which have 4GBs of VRAM each. That Graphics card costs anywhere between $800 and $1000, and he has TWO of them.

According to TotalBiscuit you'll need GTX Titans or nicer to max out the resolution settings and not see a big drop in frame rate.

Integrated Graphics Might Be Stopping You From Starting Your Life of Crime

Apparently lots of users have had issues getting GTA 5 to start. TotalBiscuit explains that if you have Integrated Graphics that the GTA 5 launcher will attempt to use that to start the game. That then results in the game crashing. Biscuit recommends disabling Integrated Graphics in the Bios to fix this problem.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Drops on PC, and the Internet Rejoices 

4/15/2015 1:58:09 PM By: David Leonhardt

Grand Theft Auto 5 is two years old but keeps making headlines. The game originally released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 14 2013. As predicated GTA 5 received rave reviews from almost every single gaming magazine and site.  On November 18th 2014 GTA 5 finally dropped on current gen consoles. (PS4, Xbox One) 

From the initial release date the PC community has been chomping at the bit, asking Rockstar for details on a PC release. The initial replies at launch were disheartening to say the least. 

"We don’t have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release at this time and we are completely focused on delivering the best possible experience for the consoles people have right now."  -Rockstar Games July 2nd 2013

As time went by rumors and breadcrumbs started to accumulate and it seemed that GTA 5 was indeed coming to PC. After being delayed three times the game finally came out.

"Our apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of the game, but a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible." -Rockstar Games

Now the long and painful wait is over and you can begin downloading 60 gigabytes of goodness...GTA 5 PC 60GBs

It can be a very long wait indeed, especially as reddit user  hardyhaha_09  found out.

The r/gaming subreddit has been blowing up with GTA 5 posts. The definitive place to go on reddit for GTA 5 PC discussion and help is over at r/pcmasterrace

Within no time we should start to see ridiculous GTA 5 mods, in the mean time enjoy GTA 5 for the 5 star game that it is.