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No word yet on release of GTA 6. 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
Grand Theft Auto VI Optimum PC Build 1440p

Grand Theft Auto VI 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 4th Mar 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Grand Theft Auto VI, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play GTA 6 really well, and for the best possible price today? In doing this we keep in mind our need to deliver the game reliably on the best graphics possible, while running on 1440p screen res. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Grand Theft Auto VI represent good value for money.

We will be looking across a range of things to help evaluate this best gamer build. We will be looking across the range of best value for money components based on today’s prices. Something that can influence our peripheral selection is that the game is found in the Sandbox, Sim, Action genres, and this can sometimes sway some of the requirements of hardware we choose. Something else to consider is that Grand Theft Auto VI would have been built on PC hardware from 2023 and shortly before this period. All interesting points for sure, but what we are really after is that we want to select components that best fit this game type but will also be today’s best value for money hardware of good enough quality to meet the game’s needs.

Best 1440p 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
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
Grand Theft Auto VI PC Build Total Price $1,742.18
Future 2 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone up in price by $5.95, was previously $1,736.23.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Grand Theft Auto VI PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run GTA 6 at 1440p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1440p. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB is $679.99 on 29th Feb 2020. Todays price is $689.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $40 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 Super Zotac Twin Fan 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 1440p Motherboard and CPU

We have selected a Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4 motherboard to allow us to then go on and add a great cpu for this Grand Theft Auto VI build. With a Socket AM4 socket type motherboard we choose the well priced Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz, which is at the best price to performance for processors in this range at the moment. Currently priced at a competitive $199.99 this cpu is a good performance addition for our build. A good point of reference is that the bottom recorded price we have for the Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz is $56.98 on 7th Jul 2020.

The Asus Prime B450M mATX AM4 motherboard has a cost today of $77.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Grand Theft Auto VI build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 28th Nov 2019, this motherboard was priced at a low of $49.99.

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

The Grand Theft Auto VI PC we are building will want some supporting RAM to help our CPU and GPU selections to deliver the right FPS. We are still focusing on achieving 1440p ultra and so the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz which we have found for $52.99 is among the best price system memory at the moment. To provide a RAM pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM 2666MHz is $50 on 7th Aug 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Grand Theft Auto VI

So now that our core components are all in place we would expect to see around 50 FPS in Grand Theft Auto VI at 1440p resolution, on Ultra settings. Make some adjustments to the graphics options and you could boost this up to 70 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Grand Theft Auto VI
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB

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Bumping up the in game screen resolution to 4k our expected FPS would be 30 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or around 42 FPS on High.

How this build performs for other popular games

When buying a gaming PC for a specific game we still expect it to run other popular games. So as a benchmark lets see how well todays best priced PC build can deal with these 3 games at 1440p. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should get 79 FPS at Ultra settings and this goes up to 111 frames at High settings. Little Nightmares 2 can get an Ultra FPS of 132 FPS and increases to 185 FPS for High. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is expected to be around 49 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 68 FPS on High settings.

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An Alternative Grand Theft Auto VI Graphics Card Option for 1440p

As an alternative to the Nvidia manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful AMD Radeon RX Vega Core 4GB. It has a 100% worse performance difference compared to our selected GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $179.99.