I used the GTA V built-in benchmark tests at 1080p vs 720p, and found that the benchmark results had little difference. In fact, the average fps for 1080p was higher than that of 720p. All other settings were kept the same
I've double checked these results to make sure I didn't get the two mixed up. The 1080p fps performance in terms of minimum, maximum and average were higher than that of the 720p in almost all cases.
Believe it or not, your results are precisely as expected. Once you clear 720p, you've effectively got all of the textures that were meant to load being managed. Texture processing is a large part of rendering, and your card has plenty of VRAM to store the textures. GTA5 doesn't use 4k textures, and I'd wager most of them are actually relatively low resolution, laid across high-poly objects.
Native resolution indicates the resolution a game is rendered in before any potential upscaling. Most, if not all, PS4 and Xbox One games output at 1080p, but some might not have a native 1080p resolution, which have the potential to run into FPS issues..
Below you can see the geometric mean of our integrated graphics gaming tests across five titles at 1280x720 and 1080p, with each resolution split into its own chart to give us a decent overall view of the current landscape. These are cumulative metrics, so individual wins vary on a per-title basis. You'll find the game-by-game test results further below.
The table above gives us a performance comparison of the most relevant chips, with the Ryzen 7 5700G used as the baseline. Again, the Zen 3 architecture pays dividends as the six-core 5600G beats the Ryzen 7 4750G with the Zen 2 architecture by ~3%. That doesn't sound too impressive until we mention the 4750G has two more CPU cores, an extra graphics core, and 200 MHz higher graphics clocks with what appears to be a similar 7nm Vega engine.Zooming out to the previous-gen comparable chips that you can actually buy at retail, the 5600G beats the quad-core 3400G by 13% at 1280x720 and 12% at 1080p.
The Intel chips give us about what we expect, roughly the same (or slightly less) performance than the crippled Ryzen 7 5700G with a single memory stick. Intel's UHD Graphics 750 engine with the Xe architecture is a decent improvement over the company's UHD Graphics 630 engine, but Intel ported the Xe architecture back to the 14nm process, resulting in fewer graphics cores. As such, the highest-end desktop chips currently have 32 EUs, whereas the 10nm Tiger Lake chips stretch up to 96 EU.The 11700K and 11600K with UHD Graphics 750 struggle at both 1280x720 and 1080p, netting roughly half the performance of a properly configured Ryzen 7 5700G system. The Core i5-11400 fares even worse; its UHD Graphics 730 engine only comes with 24 EUs. Intel has made strides compared to the UHD Graphics 630 engine in the 10600K, which also comes with 24 EUs, but the best Intel chips still trail AMD's three-year-old Ryzen 5 3400G 'Picasso' chips by significant margins.
Overall, the results are clear: If you're looking for the best integrated graphics on the desktop, Cezanne is the new leader for desktop PCs. Overall the Ryzen 5 5600G gives you the lion's share of the Ryzen 7 5700G's performance, but at a much more accessible price point.We found 1280x720 gaming to be solid across numerous titles with the Ryzen 5 5600G chip. While the number of titles you can play becomes extremely restricted at 1080p, you can get away with 1080p gaming with reduced fidelity settings in many titles, too.
Grand Theft Auto V is immortal, partly because you can play it on lower-powered hardware if you're willing to trade off fidelity for performance.Dialing back to the lowest quality settings yields a very playable 85.4 fps at 1080p for the Ryzen 5 5600G while stepping up to the 5700G nets ~1% more performance. That means there's plenty of headroom for higher quality settings, and that applies nearly doubly at the 1280x720 resolution; the 5600G's impressive 137.9 fps leaves plenty of room for tweaking.
The Intel chips suffered in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, too. The Core i7-11700K and i5-11600K offer nearly identical performance in the 1080p benchmark, showing we've reached a graphics bottleneck that the 11700K's slightly higher CPU clock rate can't improve. The Core i5-11400, with its pared-back engine with 24 EUs, suffers even more.
The Ryzen 7 5700G is ~4% faster than the 5600G at 1280x720 and 1080p, a pretty slim performance delta given the 5700G's $100 higher price tag.The Ryzen 5 5600G is ~12% faster at both resolutions than the Ryzen 5 3400G. Against the 4750G, the 5600G's lead shrinks to 2% at 1280x720, and it provides identical performance at 1080p, but that's largely inconsequential. The 4750G is OEM-only, so if you don't plan on buying a pre-built system, you'll have to pay scalper pricing. As shown in our Ryzen 7 4750G review, that kills the 4750G's value proposition.
The 1080 and 720 in 1080p and 720p stand for vertical screen resolution, or height, in pixels. The more pixels there are in an image, the clearer it will be. As such, a screen resolution of 1920x1080 (two million pixels when multiplied) should appear twice as sharp as a resolution of 1280x720 (fewer than one million pixels). Meanwhile, the p in 1080p and 720p stands for progressive scanning, which updates full frame images more quickly than traditionally interlaced content.
HD DVDs contain 720p content and sometimes 1080p, while all Blu-ray discs contain 1080p content. Regular DVD quality can vary considerably, with some displaying content at a resolution lower than 720p, such as 480p. Moreover, there are still DVD players around that only carry support for up to 480p or 480i, meaning a viewer cannot get the full experience of any high-definition DVD they insert into the player.
Netflix typically streams at 720p, but with the release and expansion of what it calls "Super HD," users are able to stream more and more content at 1080p quality with a high-speed internet connection. Apple TV allows users to choose between 720p and 1080p streaming. DirecTV displays a "1080pHD" logo on 1080p pay-per-view content, and all their latest DirecTV Cinema content is in 1080p. On YouTube and Vimeo, high quality videos often allow for 720p or even 1080p streaming.
Modern smartphones, like the iPhone 5c/5s, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the HTC One, tend to film at 1080p quality and at 30 frames per second, if not better. Again, resolution is not all there is to picture quality, but for the average user, modern smartphones' video recording capabilities have the potential to be just as good for casual video-making as cheap camcorders.
Screen resolution can be especially important in video gaming. Because there are more pixels in 1080p, less anti-aliasing is required for a smooth visual experience. This means that 1080p will not only likely look better than 720p, but will lead to a better gaming experience overall, as anti-aliasing can slow down a console or computer.
So, GTA V's native resolution is 720p right? Does that mean that from a graphics standpoint, 720p would look better than playing it at 1080p? Even though playing the game at 1080p, you would technically get more pixels and maybe sharper images? I basically just want to know what resolution will make the game look better graphics wise. 1080p or 720p?
If the xbox were to actually render the game at 1080p then it would look better. But since it's still only been rendered at 720p and then just up scaled there will be very little improvement, if at all.
You know, I just started up GTA V and installed after a while of not playing, and Now i'm wondering if I should leave it at 1080p or put it in 720p. I'm on Xbox 360 and I'm not sure if there is a noticeable difference for either setting in this game. Does anyone know what the best looking setting for this game is?
Well, I have to say, GTA V looks better at 720p (to me) because 1080p just looks too sharp. You can see stuff in the background flickering and aliasing all over the place... especially when things have to fade into view... they just have that interlaced look you know? It's too sharp for my eyes. I have the sharpness turned all the way down by the way, and it's still too sharp and the shimmering edges on everything is hard to bare sometimes.
Now, I set my PS4 to 720p and yes, the image is a bit softer, but it's much easier on my eyes. I don't see quite the large amount of shimmering anymore on things in a distance. The extra bit of blur helps to smooth it out and almost give it an anti-aliased look.
I actually agree with the OP here on the softer/smoother image with 720p! Just like how I noticed that I liked the way Saints Row 2 looked on my 480p Haier TV compared to my 720 HD Samsung. The aliasing was much more noticeable on the HD Samsung. So yeah for me I'll take smoother over sharper image wise.
I have a different setup I only have a 768p tv which is downscaling from 1080p I find it better looking then setting it at 720p and downscaling from 768P, but of course my setup is different and not a full HD TV. But I do have a suggestion, there is a setting on my TV and probably yours called 'Sharpness', could you not set to 1080p and reduce the sharpness setting to smooth it out, and see if it fixes this problem of being too sharp. 2b1af7f3a8