GTA V Texture Mod Improves PC Performance


GTA V was praised for its visuals back when it first launched on last-gen consoles. It was praised once more when it launched on current-gen consoles. Neither time was is praised as much as it was when it launched on PC, where when turned all the way up the game's visuals blew everything out of the water. Even after several large AAA releases, the PC version is still the apex of video game graphics. Let's not even get into visual enhancement mods here, alright?

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However, visuals like that come at a hefty price. GTA V may be well optimized so that it runs pretty well on low-end rigs when set to medium or low settings, but venturing into the high and ultra ranges requires beastly rigs. GTA V has been used by PC gamers as a benchmarking tool, seeing just what their machine is truly capable of. In terms of scenery and objects, on ultra settings GTA V seems lifelike, with screenshots easy to mistake for photos. However, you're not going to see any of that first hand if you don't drop some solid cash on hardware. AMD rigs have particular issues with GTA V on top of that, so in terms of GPU, you'll probably have to go with the more expensive nVidia cards.

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As well optimized as it is, there is always room for improvement. N8Gamez, MN8R01, Frey and decoded4620 are a team of modders hell bent on making GTA V more optimized in order to increase performance on mid-range and lower end systems. GTA V Re-Sized takes the game's texture files, and compresses them to a significantly smaller size without losing quality. Using this mod has allowed players with 1GB graphics cards to play the game with high texture and shader settings at solid FPS counts.

Did you upgrade your rig for GTA V's PC version, or have you been looking for other ways to improve performance?

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  1. If I understand this correctly, it removes useless textures like bottles, trashbags, cardboard boxes etc. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    1. Wrong. We went through the images and Re-Sized them so the GPU, CPU and memory carry lighter loads. The real magic is by re-sizing the massive 4096, 2048 images to the average 1024 or 512 the graphical settings can be turned up. The game engine gears up to throw the massive images but only has to pass a moderate 1024 or 512 mb. So the game moves much smoother, gets from 5 - 20 fps improvement, can enable low end rigs to play with higher graphical settings. When it was tested on a very low end rig the owner argued the computer could not handle higher settings. But when trying he was amazed to see dust blowing across the road, scratches on his car, how much smoother the game ran.

      So once installed UP Those graphical settings, play around to find your optimum performance.

      Once the mod is installed as a base mod other mods will run better than if game is vanilla.
      Peace, N8Gamez.

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Aron is responsible for the bulk of the news posts that you'll find on GTA BOOM each and every day. He loves getting involved with the community and is an avid fan of all things Rockstar Games. His journey with the franchise began with GTA 2 back when it was new (all the way back in 1999), and he was a gamer even before then. Graduating summa cum laude from Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi with a BA in Media Production, Aron has been a game journalist since 2014. When not writing, editing or playing, Aron is building models which you can find on Instagram.