GTA 5 PC in 4K is an "Eye-Opener," Rockstar Says

"It really does make you look at the world differently and in greater detail as you would expect."

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The long-awaited PC edition of Grand Theft Auto V features a multitude of high-end graphics options, one of which is stunning 4K resolution. Now, developer Rockstar Games has boasted that this visual quality, for people whose computers are strong enough to handle it, will change the way they see Los Santos.

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"4K is an eye-opener when you see if for the first time," the studio told PC Gamer. "It really does make you look at the world differently and in greater detail as you would expect."

"That said, you could probably say the same thing about a lot of the other high-end graphical options and ultimately it will be personal preference which particular resolution and graphical settings that each player decides to settle on."

Rockstar also outlined the PC specs players will need to run GTA 5 in 4K at 30fps and 60fps.

"To run the game on a 4K display at 30fps, you'll need at minimum an AMD HD 7870 or NVidia GTX 760 with 2GB of VRAM," the studio explained. "To be able to run the game at 4K resolution at 60fps you'll need a high-end SLI or Crossfire setup."

Addressing GTA V's graphics for the PC version generally, Rockstar said it of course cannot promise locked 60fps for everyone. The beauty of the PC as a platform, the studio explained, is that players have the freedom to emphasize graphics over frame rate or the other way around.

"The optimal way to run the game will depend on an individual’s preference," Rockstar said. "Some people may want to dial the settings down to hit a really high frame rate, while others may appreciate a slower frame rate with the graphical settings dialed way up. Overall, with so many variables in various CPU/GPU configurations and depending on game settings, frame rates will vary widely."

GTA V's full PC specs, minimum and recommended, are available here.

PC Gamer's interview with Rockstar goes a lot deeper and is well worth a read for fans of the GTA franchise looking for more news about the PC edition. You can read the full interview here.

GameSpot has also spoken with Rockstar about the PC edition of GTA V. Check out our interview to learn more about topics such as modding, DLC timing between PC and console, and more.

After multiple delays, GTA V for PC--which also comes with powerful, PC-only video editing tools--officially arrives tomorrow, April 14. However, gamers in the United States who buy the digital version can start playing later this afternoon.

For more on the PC version of GTA V, check out some images in the gallery below.

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