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Which graphics modes will be available in GTA V for next-gen console

Published: 17:48, 05 March 2022
Hello ray tracing
Hello ray tracing

A new version of GTA V is almost here, and here we will look at different graphic modes available, and help you figure out which graphics mode suits your gaming style or preference the best.

New versions of GTAV and GTA Online are bringing 4k resolution, ray tracing, HDR, and improved texture quality to the streets of Los Santos and its surroundings. It will utilize the technical advancements of the latest console hardware for faster loading times, immersive 3D sound, and more. 

Players will be able to choose from one of three new graphics modes that are tailored to suit different gaming styles.

  Fidelity Mode

Fidelity mode is designed for the best visual experience GTA has to offer on the next-gen consoles, sacrificing frame rate in the process. This mode will target 30 FPS, which was a standard for previous consoles. It will support native 4k resolution for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, while the Xbox Series S will support upscaled 4k resolution.

If you're more into visuals than the performance, or if you can't tell the difference between the 30 and 60 FPS, this mode is definitely for you, as it should portray the Los Santos new look in the best way possible.

Will the graphic improvements match those of the modding community? Will the graphic improvements match those of the modding community?

  Performance mode

Performance Mode will sacrifice native 4k resolution to bring players the 60 FPS and most responsive gameplay experience. The mode will still offer upscaled 4K resolution for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, while the Xbox Series S will only support full HD (1080p) resolution in this mode.  As we understand it, ray tracing will be disabled in this mode to maximize the performance.

So if you can't stand the 30 FPS anymore, or if you're just not that into graphics and are willing to sacrifice some of the next-gen graphics power, this mode is the best option for you as it will bring the most smooth and responsive GTA 5 experience.

  Performance RT mode

This mode will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X but not on the Series S. It is imagined to be a middle road between the first two modes, as it should target 60 FPS and have ray traying enabled, while it sacrifices the native 4k resolution and settles for upscaled 4k. 

Depending on how optimized this mode ends up being, it could be the most commonly selected option as it's suited best for average players. Only take notice that it might take Rockstar some time to find the best visual / performance ratio, so you might want to try the other mods if this mode doesn't prove to be perfect out of the box.

All the modes should include better reflections, anti-aliasing, motion-blur, more detailed explosions, fire, more dense traffic and population along with the bigger variety and more.

Next-gen Grand Theft Auto V digital sales start on March 15th, while the physical releases are coming in April.

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