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GTA V and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V, or simply GTA V, is a open-world action game released for PCs in April of 2015, using the RAGE engine. In order to measure the performance on this game, we ran the performance test of the game, measuring the framerate with FRAPS. We ran GTA V at 1920 x 1080, with image quality set to “high”.

The results below are expressed in frames per second.

Does more RAM improve gaming performance?On GTA V, the game ran with higher framerate with 4 GiB, being 10% faster than with 16 GiB and 32% faster than with 8 GiB.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a stealth action game launched in September of 2015, and it uses the Fox engine. In order to measure the performance on this game, we ran same mission three times, measuring the framerate with FRAPS. We ran the game in Full HD, with image quality set as “high”.

The results below are expressed in frames per second (fps) and they are the mean between the three collected results.

Does more RAM improve gaming performance?In this game, the performance with 4 GiB was 15% higher than with 8 GiB and 20% higher than with 16%.

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.