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Nothing yet is known about GTA VI but it is understood to be in production at Rockstar. Early reports suggest Grand Theft Auto 6 will once more be set in a fictional US city although it seems like there was consideration to set it in Japan
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Grand Theft Auto VI 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 4th Jun 2020

What is the best PC to buy for GTA 6? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Grand Theft Auto VI might put on the gaming PC. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince with the highest ultra graphics, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. Every day we run through our carefully chosen gaming hardware and cherry pick today’s lowest priced hardware components to help us achieve this optimum PC build list.

Grand Theft Auto VI is currently not in our top demanding games list. It is also considered a Sandbox, Sim, Action genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2020 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 4 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Grand Theft Auto VI PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
Graphics Card
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
Logitech K800
Redragon M719 Invader
Razer Electra USB 7.1
Grand Theft Auto VI PC Build Total Price $1,940.49
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $5.03, was previously $1,945.52.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Grand Theft Auto VI PC Build

We want a punchy GPU for this build and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB is currently priced at a competitive $1140.16. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 29th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $1140.16.. This PC graphics hardware selection is a nice price to performance option when looking to run Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p ultra graphics. We expect to see some good FPS from this card at these specs. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $50.67 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

8GB of VRAM is needed by Grand Theft Auto VI. This memory acts as a super fast image storage buffer between GPU and CPU and our selected GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB comes with 11GB of VRAM. This should be a suitable amount for our PC at this gaming resolution.

Selecting The Right Grand Theft Auto VI 1080p Motherboard and CPU

To accompany the graphics option we have put a compatible motherboard into the build. The GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard in turn enables us to add the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz processor that has the Socket AM4 socket. This CPU is a great fit for Grand Theft Auto VI and balances nicely with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB, to help reach the right frame rates at this resolution. We have of course chosen this CPU today because of its price to performance credentials where it is currently priced at $174.99. You can get this processor for $169, which we saw it at that price on 6th Jan 2020. This is the lowest we have seen it at while watching processor prices.

At $54.99 the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Grand Theft Auto VI PC build. To offer motherboard pricing insight we spotted this being sold for a low price of $54.99, which was recorded at 29th Nov 2019.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Grand Theft Auto VI At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Grand Theft Auto VI built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $62.99 and will complement the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB and Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. Our RAM recorded prices put this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz price at $49.99 on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Grand Theft Auto VI

With our key performance components in place we are expecting to see this setup running Grand Theft Auto VI at around 60 average frames per second, on 1080p screen resolution. This should be achieved on ultra graphics settings. If you turn a few graphics options down we expect around 84 FPS at high graphics.

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Grand Theft Auto VI
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB

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Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running GTA 6 at 1440p would be pulling in about 64 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 46 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Grand Theft Auto VI PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Gaming Trio 11GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Mafia 2: Definitive Edition is expected to return 100 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 139 frames per second on High. Valorant would return 200+ FPS on Ultra and then go up to 200+ FPS at High settings. With Doom Eternal we expect 200+ FPS running at Ultra settings and 200+ frames on High settings.

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