Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V (DirectX 11)


From one of the biggest series in gaming history, the latest iteration of the Grand Theft Auto titles is a stunning collection of graphics and gameplay. The PC version adds new features like an optional first-person mode and increases visual fidelity dramatically, making this one of the best looking and most GPU-demanding games available.

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Review - Fiji Finally Tested - Graphics Cards  1

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The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Review - Fiji Finally Tested - Graphics Cards  3

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Review - Fiji Finally Tested - Graphics Cards  4

Settings used for GTA V Testing

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Review - Fiji Finally Tested - Graphics Cards  5

Settings used for GTA V Testing

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Review - Fiji Finally Tested - Graphics Cards  6

Settings used for GTA V Testing

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Review - Fiji Finally Tested - Graphics Cards  7

Settings used for GTA V Testing

Well, this isn't a great start for the AMD Fury X. It is barely outperforming the Radeon R9 290X at 2560×1440 with our image quality settings shown above. Both the GTX 980 Ti and the Titan X are able to hit 60 FPS while the Fury X is only able to average 45 FPS or so. During gameplay as well in the benchmark there were several instances of stutter and freezes on AMD's newest flagship.

Things don't look better for the Fury X at 4K here. At just under 30 FPS, the 980 Ti is about 15.5% faster. Also, those big frame rate drops you see in the Fury X line are pretty hard and dramatic stutters in the game; I ran our testing on these settings on the Fury X 6 times to make sure these results weren't out of the ordinary, and in fact it was a consistent result.

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB, Average FPS Comparisons, Grand Theft Auto V
  GTX 980 Ti 6GB R9 290X 4GB R9 295X2 8GB
2560×1440 -33% +2% -13%
3840×2160 -15% +18% -32%

This table presents the above data in a more basic way, focusing only on the average FPS, so keep that in mind. It's not a good start for the Fury X, as I stated above. The horrible loss to the 980 Ti by as much as 33% at 2560×1440 falls to a 15% loss at 4K but that is still a wider margin than we wanted to see for AMD's new flagship.

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