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GTA 5 PS3 vs GTA 4 PC accurate graphics comparison

"I have to say it's pretty clear to the naked eye which game is superior visually. GTA 5 is slated to release next year for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and is shaping up to be a fantastic game." (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1180d ago
Try the ultimate mode. Ice Enhancer.
when it comes to character models gta 5 wins. Everything else gta 4 mod wins.

and that's above 1080p on a april 2010 released gtx 480 card.

This just make me recognize how far consoles and even the wiiU is behind.

Also if wiiU is not getting gta5 then that is a fail.

Now I hope there will be a gta5 ice enhancer mod!
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vulcanproject  +   1180d ago
The GTA4 port to PC was poor and not only ran badly, didn't remotely exploit the hardware available properly apart from massively improved draw distances and sharper textures. Essentially it was just a massaged console port. At least it runs a lot better after the patches now and is easily the best version. Especially when you turn on something like FXAA. The console versions had blatant aliasing and slowdown but the PC version can be buttery smooth.

The engine however is obviously powerful because of that kind of mods like the one you link to which frankly GTA5 can't hope to match on console.

I would hope that a PC version will come along 6 months after the consoles (as the heavy rumours suggest) and Rockstar don't cock this one up.

The game will again be console limited because it is designed for consoles. Does look as though Rockstar have added some nice refinements in there though.
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pandehz  +   1180d ago
I agree

Was so excited for it after San Andreas and wow just wow it was a horrid port.

Literally one of the worst ports

Rockstar cleared its name with Max Payne3. It was superbly optimised. Hopefully they can do the same.

I always get Rockstar game son pc even though I was burnt by gta4. Somehow im scared of gta v even though MP3 rocked
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Hydrolex  +   1180d ago
If those pics make you think OH PS3 is more superior than a PC, then keep fooling yourself..

It should have been a GTA IV PS3 vs GTA V PS3 comparison.

Consoles can not be compared to PC period.

Rockstar acted very sloppy on making the PC version of GTA IV, bad porting
Dee_91  +   1180d ago
wasnt the ps3 version of gta iv a port ? and going off the comments here a bad port ..
but that pc version looks bad. I think the ps3 version looks better.They shouldve just compared it to the 360 for fairness since the 360 was lead platform for gtaiv and ps3 is lead platform for gta v
But I dont think they could get those pics to compare without mods so I guess thats their reasoning for comparing to PC.
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HappyGaming  +   1180d ago
How bloody brown was GTA IV O.o
Hopefully next gen will shift away from this limited colour pallette themes I love vibrant colours in games!
thorstein  +   1180d ago
I don't know about anyone else, but I'll be SURE to play both my PS3 version on my HDTV right next to the PC version on my gaming rig so that I can tell the difference as I play it/s
miyamoto  +   1179d ago
Is the PS3 the lead platform this time around?
Awesome_Gamer   1180d ago | Trolling | show
Christopher  +   1180d ago
I don't think anyone truly questions that PCs will always be better than consoles as far as potential. But, I think what these comparisons are attempting to do is show how far R* has come with making their games for current gen consoles.

I don't think even the next gen of consoles will be able to compete with IceEnhancer quality graphics. It's an extremely small percentage of PC owners, let alone gamers, who can run those level of graphics yet. Most people are updating their PCs to run WoW's latest expansion. Sad but true.

Edit: Looking at the screenshots a few times, I'm not really wow'ed by any of it. Looks like what I expected of any game to have by this time in the gen and I don't see anything that won't be done on the 360 either.
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Dasteru  +   1180d ago
The reason most people are still upgrading their PC's to play WoW is because they keep failing to realize that WoW is a CPU intensive game and they keep upgrading their GPU instead. Not only does it require a massively more powerful GPU to compensate for a weak CPU in a CPU intensive game but it also creates a hardware bottleneck where the CPU becomes unable to pass the information from the higher speed GPU to the mobo and they end up loosing any potential benefit of the better GPU anyway.

Almost any CPU made within the last 2-3 years along with a basic $50-60 GPU will play Mists of pandaria at 100+ fps.
vortis  +   1179d ago
"It's an extremely small percentage of PC owners, let alone gamers, who can run those level of graphics yet."

Mid-ranged PCs can run these kind of graphics easy. The only problem was that GTA IV was HORRIBLY optimized for PC (and yeah, I don't even think an all caps "horribly" explains how badly optimized the game was).

Still, mid-ranged PCs can manage a moderate version of iCEnhancer that still blows the consoles clean out of the water. 4GB RAM and a good quad-core and anything above the 280 GTX will set most people straight for an iCEnhanced GTA IV.
Christopher  +   1179d ago
I agree most can run an okay version of IceEnhancer. But, what is being compared against consoles aren't "okay" versions of IceEnhancer but maxed out versions with the highest of quality textures. Those people that can run that are a very small percentage of gamers (read: PC and console gamers, not just PC gamers), let alone PC owners as a whole.

Furthermore, the majority of PC owners are laptop owners who don't have GPUs in them that can run GTAIV at full, let alone IceEnhancer at moderate. But, most of those laptops can run WoW at medium or lower.

***Almost any CPU made within the last 2-3 years along with a basic $50-60 GPU will play Mists of pandaria at 100+ fps.***

That's great, but I best most WoW players have PC that average older than 4 years. That's their target audience. Has been from day 1 and is one of their key reasons for popularity. You can play the game on PC from a decade ago even.


I think a lot of people on this Web site tend to think their set up to be the norm or only slightly above average. It's not. My 2-year old gaming rig is above and beyond the majority of PCs out there that many people use to play games, let alone the average PC owner. $750 "gaming" PCs from companies like HP and Dell, which are typically the most purchased by non-hardcore gamers (not casual, they just don't game as much as you or I tend to game or play only a few games a year) fall below my specs from 2 years ago. This is the majority of the gaming audience. These are the people who buy all the sequels we complain about. These are the people who don't go to gaming sites for news. These people are greater in number than those who visit N4G or other gaming sites.
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BitbyDeath  +   1180d ago
Rockstar will probably wait to see how other games like Assassins Creed sell first before porting to the Wii U.
SnotyTheRocket  +   1180d ago
You people DO know that these GTA5 shots are Bullshots, or the PC version. While the game will look good, it wont look like that on the console version.

RumbleFish  +   1180d ago
100% agree! It's the same story again. We only saw PC screenshots before GTA IV was released. But people believe what they want to believe.
vortis  +   1179d ago
It amazes me how ignorant people are of the PR game.

Do you all really think the PS3/Xbox 360 will have AA 8x and unlimited draw distances like in those screenshots?

Really people? REALLY?!
irepbtown  +   1179d ago
You DO know that the PS3 is the lead platform?
And that there's no info about the PC version of the game which means these shots are quite obviously from the PS3 version of the game.

Though I have to say they do look polished. I'm not at all expecting those graphics for consoles HOWEVER I won't be surprised if R* get the graphics to look close to (or even match) those shots there.
Pushagree  +   1180d ago
GTA on a nintendo console is like airing Breaking Bad on PBS.
DoomeDx  +   1180d ago
From the comments

"grumple • 17 minutes ago
yeah, but game console graphics will always be better than PC graphics because if they weren't, you'd need a hench graphics card.
also, you're dealing with highly tunes GTA 5 screens made by R* to impress, and comparing that to in-game images from GTA 4 which were made by a fan and hasn't been fine tuned. though, don't mistake me for saying the graphics will be the same, i know they'll be different"

Azmatik  +   1180d ago
Theyre lieing this isnt PS3 GTA5 unless they polished the pics cause theres no way PS3 can run games without jaggies simple as that and that goes for any console.
RivetCityGhoul  +   1180d ago
PS3 is the lead platform, Rockstar said it themselves, the demo they have been showing the journalists is being ran on the PS3. don't underestimate what rockstar can do.
Rashid Sayed  +   1180d ago
The demo was played on the PlayStation 3. Check out some previews by websites.
RivetCityGhoul  +   1180d ago
theres no point of explaining fanboys disagree with facts apparently LOL
Hanif-876  +   1180d ago
Well, i'm sure that they polished up the pics somewhat but Game Informer did confirm that it was the PS3 version that was demoed. Whereas, GTA IV was demoed on the Xbox360 which was the lead for that game. Hence, by all logic this means that the PS3 version is probably ahead in development and they are more comfortable in showing that version (which would indicate it being the lead). Nevertheless, it was the same with Assassins Creed 3 and we all know that turned out its 99.9% identical on both platforms.
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Hanif-876  +   1180d ago
Well, i'm sure that they polished up the pics somewhat but Game Informer did confirm that it was the PS3 version that was demoed. Whereas, GTA IV was demoed on the Xbox360 which was the lead for that game. Hence, by all logic this means that the PS3 version is probably ahead in development and they are more comfortable in showing that version (which would indicate it being the lead). Nevertheless, it was the same with Assassins Creed 3 and we all know that turned out its 99.9% identical on both platforms.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1180d ago
Stop being so negative and btw this was run on a PS3.
-Gespenst-  +   1180d ago
I'll be seriously impressed if this runs as well as it looks on my Ps3.
microgenius  +   1179d ago
go play god of war 3 dude and see the quality of anti alising
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Onehandband1t  +   1180d ago
Sorry to burst your bubble, but as stated before, I can clearly see that those GTA5 screens are absolutley not PS3. They are either photoshopped or PC version screens. Which therefore means a PC version best soon get announced :)
WeskerChildReborned  +   1180d ago
Yea like Gameinformer would lie for pretty much no reason.
PersonMan  +   1180d ago
I disagree. Why is it so hard to believe that those are PS3 screens? It's not the hardware that determines the look of a game. It's how well the developers can optimize the game to look as good as it can on the same hardware.

Max Payne 3 looked pretty damn good on console, and I expect GTA V will look even better than that on consoles.

These are the console screenshots. Rockstar doesn't usually show PC screenshots.
vortis  +   1179d ago
Dude, hardware does determine how a game looks. Why do you think Battlefield 3 looks so different on PCs running DX11 compared to the console versions which were running DX9 equivalent APIs?
PersonMan  +   1179d ago
Vortis: I still disagree. Yes, there are limitations on current consoles, but not all games look the same. What about art direction? A game doesn't need to look photorealistic to look good and from these screenshots, it does not look photorealistic. Battlefield 3 looks way different from a Rockstar game.

I guarantee you that when GTA V comes out, it will look like those screenshots on the PS3 and 360 versions.

I won't be wrong.
indubitably  +   1180d ago
Rockstart is notorious for their bullshots, and these are some of them.
Shaman  +   1180d ago
You are an idiot. Rockstar is (with Nintendo) ONLY one that doesn't release bullshots. Always direct feed. Hell, they even released some MP3 shots and said "SCREENSHOTS FROM PC VERSION".
OmniSlashPT  +   1180d ago
Yeah sure, and KZ3 and UC3 are also running on PC right? The same goes with Beyond and TLOU?

Gotta love these pc desperation.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1180d ago
I'm really hoping they are using PS3s potential and it looks like they are. This, The Last of us, and MGS Ground Zeros all looks awesome.
Getowned  +   1180d ago
I just want a ps4 X_X

GTA5 is looking good.
black911  +   1180d ago
Beyond Two Souls shows what the ps3 can still do and the developer David Cage says the system still has alot of power left.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1180d ago
Don't forget Last of Us and MGS Ground Zeroes.
taquito  +   1180d ago
ground zeroes was shown running on pc, it will NEVER look like that on console, neaither will those gtav shots

here's gta iv on console, expect part 5 to look like this as well;

lol....enjoy the 2 min loadtime in that second vid?, that'll be back too.....
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josephayal  +   1180d ago
GTA 5 PS3 wins this hands down
Norrison  +   1180d ago

Icenhancer > GTA 5

Still if those screenshots aren't fake, console version looks good for consoles
stu888  +   1179d ago
Just watched that vid and if I'm totally honest it really didn't look that incredible - very inconsistent... look at the trees in central park for example. I think those GTA 5 screenshots look better but there you go.
Norrison  +   1179d ago
Higher res textures, better effects, better shadows, 1080p, etc.

It looks inconsistent because of the fast motion, it looks better when you're playing it, trust me.

Remember Gta 4 is a 2008 game, imagine how GTA 5 will look if this mod is made for it. Even though Icenhancer still looks better than those GTA 5 screens
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Qrphe  +   1180d ago
Those are very unfair comparisons. You might as well compare GTAV on PS3 vs GTASA on PC and say the PS3 version is better.

Those pictures are very small but I'm sure we'll the actual aliasing on native screenshots.
one2thr  +   1180d ago
I've mentioned this before, that no one ever goes for the middle ground.... Why is it so hard to believe that these screen shots are of PS3 gameplay, and that the PC version will somehow look freakishly more realistic compared to its console counterparts.... Geesh, people learn how to stop taking up for sides that only benefit YOU....

In gaming, we're all in this together, think about it...
"D-" for lack of open-minded-ness
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Klonopin  +   1180d ago
Thanks for enlightening me :)
BitbyDeath  +   1180d ago
If something like this -

is ingame (and multiplayer at that) then i'm not sure why GTAV's screenshots are so hard to believe.
Acquiesc3  +   1180d ago
Yeah, GTA5 looks much better. But that's quite expected since GTA4 is an '08 game.
jetpacksheep  +   1180d ago
Wow, if all these "screenshots" are actual console footage for GTA 5 it is seriously pushing the limits of Xbox 360 and PS3
Prcko  +   1180d ago
I can tell you when i play on monitor(pc),and when i play ps3 on big 42'' led tv i can't see big difference because i am 3,4 meters away from screen.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   1180d ago
Well game informer demoed the ps3 version which lead some people to believe the ps3 version will be the lead console version.

Of course the rage engine was specifically developed for the 360 console, and Rockstar tested it by releasing Rockstar table tennis.

And anyone who bought all 3 versions, like I did, knows the ps3 version was vastly inferior to the other two versions.

Will history repeat? Probably.
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OooHJohnny  +   1180d ago
Keep crying, your tears are delicious.
frankiebeans  +   1180d ago
well im not surprised I knew that it wasn't going to look like that on consoles but im still going to buy it even if it does look like crap oh well.
KontryBoy706  +   1180d ago
that just means the PC version is going to be just that much MORE improved when it comes out.
Sokol  +   1180d ago
I'm sorry, is this a comparison of GTA IV on PS3 vs GTA V on PC?
Did I miss something... this is idiotic..
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stone_cold  +   1180d ago
consoles better
Felonycarclub8  +   1180d ago
Wow so my comment is immature, but I guess the other comments are not. That makes so much sense must have hurt the feelings of a pc gamer and I guess they are going to call this immature too I can't wait to get banned again lol. People have said worst things than me and they don't do anything about it
JasonXS12  +   1179d ago
GTAV looks greatly improved over GTAIV. I just hope they bring the amount of optimisation they had with MP3 into GTAV. Doesn't matter if GTAIV has IcEnhancer because if GTAIV had it GTAV will definitely have one.
Hear's for hoping a good PC port for GTA this time round.
LKHGFDSA  +   1179d ago
the lighting!
Drainage  +   1179d ago
i want GTA 5: DayZ
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Pentumsmart  +   1179d ago
GO to rockstar website, Why isn't that on top news? NEW TRAILER COMING In 2 HOURS FFS
bozebo  +   1179d ago
GTA4 on PC probably feels smoother and looks clearer when actually playing the game. They have done very well to get so much detail in the console version this time; it's the merit of improved artistic skills and their engine.
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