GTA V: Best Settings For High FPS On PC

In-depth guide on how you can get High FPS in GTA V.

Despite being a 10-year-old game. Getting High FPS and Consistent Performance in GTA V is no joke. The game is really hardware Intensive, and It’s no surprise because the graphics are excellent. Other than this, it is also fairly common with Open World Games that they demand more than just average hardware. This is where our guide steps in, teaching you about the Best Settings of GTA V.

The methods listed in this guide are completely safe. Anyhow, it is still recommended that you make a system restore point. This will help you revert back to the original settings if you messed up some settings accidentally.

I’ve benchmarked GTA V on a PC with the following specs:

  • OS: Windows 11 Pro 23H2
  • System: Lenovo Legion 7i Laptop
  • CPU: Intel i7-11800H
  • GPU: NVIDIA RTX 3070 8GB
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4
  • Storage: Samsung 1TB SSD Gen 4
Key Takeaways

Your PC needs to have at least an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 or AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core CPU, NVIDIA 9800 GT or AMD HD 4870 GPU, and 4 GB RAM to run GTA V on your PC.


The following settings are the most demanding in GTA V:

  • MSAA
  • Shadow Quality
  • Reflection MSAA
  • Particles Quality
  • Tesselation
  • Long Shadows
  • High-Resolution Shadows

GTA V was quite a demanding game for its time, but anyone today can run it without issues. The game’s visuals have aged really well and also scale with your hardware. I get almost 100+ FPS on all settings at max (MSAA at x4). Despite it having stability issues in the past, Rockstar kept improving its optimization as the game receives major updates even to this day.

Best GTA V Graphics Settings

I’ve sorted the most balanced and optimized settings for you below. They will guarantee high performance, stable FPS, smooth gameplay, and no crashes. All you have to do is just follow the settings bit by bit.

Best GTA V Settings For High FPS
GTA 5 Graphics Settings
Optimization StepWhat To Do
Enable Ultimate Performance PlanOpen PowerShell > Run "powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02 -d5df -448d -aa00 -03f14749eb61" > Select Ultimate Performance in Power Options.
Lower Visual EffectsOpen Start > Search > View Advanced System Settings > Under Performance > Checkmark: "Show thumbnails Instead of icons" and "Smooth edges of screen fonts".
Disable Full-Screen OptimizationDisable full-screen optimization in the Compatibility tab of GTA V executable properties.
Enable Game ModeOpen Start > Search > Game Mode Settings > Enable Game Mode.
Clean Your GTA V DirectoryDelete temporary files (%temp%) and use Disk Cleanup to remove useless files.
Disable Notifications While Playing GTA VDisable notifications and focus assist settings in Windows.
Disable Hardware AccelerationDisable hardware acceleration in Discord, Google Chrome, and other applications.
Disable Useless Applications & ServicesOpen Run > Type msconfig > Go to Services > Hide all Microsoft services > Disable third-party services.

Comparison Between All Graphical Settings

Check out the difference in graphical settings presets below: 

  • GTA 5 Tessellation
    Tessellation

Windows Optimization Tips For GTA V

Alongside configuring in-game graphics settings for GTA V, you can also try out these Windows optimization tweaks to gain an extra boost of performance. 

Tip: I also recommend turning your Nvidia Control Panel settings or AMD Radeon settings to gain additional performance in all games, including GTA V.

Bonus Tip: Optimize GTA V Config File

There are launch attributes that can potentially Increase your FPS, and get you stable performance without any stutters.

Note: Steam version of GTA V will allow you to enter launch options. However, for Epic Games and Rockstar users, you will have to edit the command-line text file in GTA V Folder.

I’ll first cover the GTA V launch parameters in the config file for Epic and Rockstar launcher users: 

  1. Navigate to your GTA V Folder > Go to Disk C > Program Files > Epic Games > GTA V.
  2. First, click on CTRL + F on your keyboard and type the command line. If no files were found, create a new text file and name it command line.
  3. Afterward, Open the file and enter these codes in a proper manner. I’ve also attached their descriptions from the Rockstar site.
  4. -disable hyperthreading – Don’t count hyperthreaded cores as real ones to create tasks on.
  5. -hdr – Set the whole rendering pipeline to 16-bit.
  6. -noquattransform – Don’t use quaternion transforms for placed entities.
  7. -FrameQueueLimit 0 – Removes frame limiter, allows FPS to go above all limits.
  8. -ignoreDifferentVideoCard – Don’t reset settings with a new card.

For Steam Users the process is much easier. All you have to do is right-click GTA V In Steam Library > Properties > Enter these commands under Launch options:

-disableHyperthreading -hdr -noquattransform -ignoreDifferentVideoCard -FrameQueueLimit

Wrapping Up GTA V Settings Guide

As discussed before, with years of updates to keep the game alive and well, it performs great on even entry-level hardware. There were issues with the port in the past, but you’ll have no trouble achieving even at least 60 FPS locked performance on any hardware above minimum requirements. 

If you’re having any issues with running the game, do let me know in the comments below. I’ll try to respond as promptly as possible. 

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Feedback From Our Fellow Gamers

It was amazing but what if you are not playing the from steam or Rockstar do these settings still apply

Excellent information. Well laid out, clear concise and helpful.

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Good advice

Thanks! I will go try out all the settings now.

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very helpful, there was some basic optimizations and more indepth ones, it\'s great.

I did the settings listed here for my graphics card and in game settings and saw an increase of 40fps. I’m sure the other steps mentioned would help even more. Thank you Ayyoun

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Top tips worked great

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Bro its very very helpful !! thankss

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Great write up. Significantly boosted FPS on the natural vision evolved mod. It\'s actually running as good as the vanilla game did now. That is quite a feat considering how resource heavy the mods are.

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Ayyoun is a Senior Writer & Editor for Error Fixes, and Game Settings guides on eXputer. He’s been passionate about games and technology since he got his hands on the PlayStation 1. He has a software engineering background and loves to play games from a technical perspective. He has a knack for uncovering solutions for the latest games and presenting them in easy-to-follow guides for his audience. You can keep up with his gaming activity on his Steam profile.

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