Grand Theft Auto V build 393.2 – Performance Test

Grand Theft Auto 5

Test System

[CPU] Intel Core i7 4790K
[GPU] Gigabyte GTX 970 mini-ITX
[MOB] Gigabyte Z97-D3H (F7 bios)
[RAM] G. Skill Trident X 4GBx2 DDR3 @ 2400 MHz 10-12-12-31 2T
[HSF] Cooler Master Hyper TX3

Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1
GeForce 353.38

CPU’s Tested

Core i5 and Core i3 were all simulated using Core i7. Hyper Threading and active core count was configured in the BIOS. Turbo was disabled for all CPU configurations.

Core i7 4790K @ 4.2 GHz
4 cores / 8 threads

Core i5 4690K @ 4.2 GHz
4 cores / 4 threads

Core i5 4590 3.3 GHz
4 cores / 4 threads

Core i3 4160K @ 4.2 GHz
2 cores / 4 threads

Test Methodology

Gaming performance will be measured by using FRAPS to record the frame rate and frame time. I will benchmark the game using “High” settings and “Very High” settings.

Here is the YouTube link for the video showing what part of the game I benchmarked
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WTKhecDesA

Performance Results

The results below are the average of 3 runs

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Conclusion

As with past games I have tested, Core i5 is superior to Core i3 when it comes to gaming. Despite the clock speed advantage, the Core i5 offers a smoother gaming experience compared to Core i3. Overclocking helps, too, as shown by the frame rates and frame times. Core i7 only has a minimal advantage over Core i5 in a clock-for-clock comparison.

An unlocked Intel quad-core CPU is strongly recommended for this game.

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