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Best GTA V PC settings: How to optimize graphics and boost FPS

GTA V can be a difficult game to run, so we’ve got the best settings to enhance your graphics and boost your FPS.



GTA Online characters running from a helicopter

GTA V is one of the most popular games in the world, but with its huge map and crazy action, it can be tough for your computer to handle. Here are the best GTA V PC settings so you can boost your FPS.

Grand Theft Auto V was first released all the way back in 2013, but eight years later, it still attracts millions of players a year. From GTA Online to modded servers like NoPixel, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Los Santos.

The fifth entry in the legendary series is set in San Andreas county and offers the biggest map that GTA has ever had, coming in at 30 square miles of land.

With all the buildings, vehicles, NPCs, and more found in the game, it can be tough for computers to run it well. To give you a hand, we’ve put together the best PC settings to enhance your graphics and boost your FPS.

Los Santos in GTA V

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If you’re struggling for FPS in GTA V, there are some surprising settings you can change that could have a big impact on your performance.

You may not even notice the grass while you’re driving around Los Santos, but knocking the quality down from Ultra to Normal can add 12 extra frames per second. Turning MSAA anti-aliasing down is also very useful, with big performances improvements between 8x, 4x, and 2x.

You can view our best graphics settings below.

Graphics Tab

  • Screen Type: Full Screen
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 for high end graphics cards, 1600×900 for best FPS.
  • Aspect Ratio: Auto
  • Refresh Rate: Select highest number than matches your monitor’s refresh rate
  • Output Monitor: 1
  • FXAA: On
  • MSAA: Off
  • VSync: Off
  • Pause Game On Focus Loss: Off
  • Population Density: Disabled
  • Population Variety: Disabled
  • Distance Scaling: Disabled.
  • Texture Quality: Normal
  • Shader Quality: High
  • Shadow Quality: Normal
  • Reflection Quality: High
  • Reflection MSAA: X2
  • Water Quality: Normal
  • Particles Quality: Normal
  • Grass Quality: Normal
  • Soft Shadows: Sharp
  • Post FX: High
  • Motion Blur Strength: Disabled
  • Anisotropic Filtering: Off
  • Ambient Occlusion: High
  • Tessellation: Off

Advanced Graphics

  • Long Shadows: Off
  • High Resolution: Off
  • High Detail Streaming While Flying: Off
  • Frame Scaling Mode: Off
GTA V settings screen

Of course, if you’re running very old hardware, there might not be any GTA V settings that can help your FPS. For everyone else, the settings listed above should help boost your FPS, and make your time in Los Santos smoother.

To see if your computer can run the game, check out GTA V’s minimum and recommended PC specs, then take a look at the fastest cars in GTA Online.

Image Credits: Rockstar Games