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Grand Theft Auto VI 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 17th Jun 2021

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 2023 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 7 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 RAM 2666MHz
Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
AOC 22 inch 5ms
Redragon K552
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
Grand Theft Auto VI PC Build Total Price $1,580.86
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $7.04, was previously $1,573.82.

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 Asus Dual OC 8GB is currently priced at a competitive $529.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 18th Feb 2020 where we saw it for $529.99.. 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 $99.96 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 Asus Dual OC 8GB comes with 8GB 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 Asus Prime B450M 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 Asus Dual OC 8GB, 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 $199.99. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $56.98, which we noticed it on 7th Jul 2020.

At $77.99 the Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4 motherboard muscles its feature rich chipboard into today’s Grand Theft Auto VI PC build. Our motherboard price records put this mobo’s price on 28th Nov 2019 at $49.99.

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 RAM 2666MHz to be well priced at $52.99 and will complement the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB and Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. To provide a bit of system memory pricing insight, we spotted this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz being sold for a low price of $50 on 7th Aug 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 63 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 88 FPS at high graphics.

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PC Build Research Area

Grand Theft Auto VI
GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

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 67 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 48 if you were playing it at 1440p Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

Ensuring our PC build for Grand Theft Auto VI runs some of the more popular games of today competently at 1080p is also something worth considering. Looking at Resident Evil 8 we see this pc build is likely to get 68FPS on Ultra and 95FPS on High graphics settings. In contrast we can expect Far Cry 6 to return 56FPS on Ultra and 78FPS when lowered to High. Another popular game at the moment is GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-, which is 200+ FPS running at Ultra, and 200+ on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Grand Theft Auto VI Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a AMD graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing Radeon RX 5700 XT MSI Evoke OC 8GB, which has a 8% worse performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $397.99 at the moment.