GTA 5 is one of the best open-world games ever released. However, its system requirements are still fairly high, and not all gamers have good PCs. Because of that, running GTA 5 on low end PC is fairly problematic. However, there are ways to downgrade the game's graphics using mods. In this article, we are going to list out the top 10 GTA 5 graphics mods for low end PC.

1 - GTA V Re-Sized

GTA V Re-Sized is unlike the usual mods that kill the game's graphics utterly so that it runs on budget PCs. This is a special mod that focuses on resizing the images rather than blurring them out. While the extra FPS from this mod is not that high, you get to enjoy a decent GTA V experience. This is better than just playing a dull game on high FPS.

GTA V Resized graphics mod
GTA V Resized is the most innovative GTA 5 low graphics mod.

In the normal version of GTA without any mod, the size of the images for any object is varying from 2048 to 4096. This taxes your system heavily and is the reason for the sudden stutters when you move to a crowded place. GTA V Re-Sized fixes this by reducing the size of the images to only 512.

2 - HD Low End

HD Low End is ideal for people who want to enjoy the enhanced visuals of GTA 5 despite having low-end PCs. It improves the quality of graphics at lower settings and employs some ingenious methods to boost device FPS. The result varies system by system - some can even get up to 20 more FPS.

The settings of this mod can be modified - players can choose their wanted options based on the capacity of their PCs.

3 - Old Gen Visual

The current version of GTA on PC is actually an "enhanced version" to the original console release, with improved graphics. Most of the settings are unnecessary clutter. Because of this, you can get better performance by downgrading it back to the original.

Old Gen Visual is a graphic mod that brings back certain key graphics elements from the PS3/X360 versions of the game. A lot of players have reported an increase in FPS after installing this mod.

Old Gen Visual graphics mod GTA 5
Old Gen Visual mod has decent textures.

4 - FPS Booster

FPS Booster lets players improve how things run on their devices bit by bit. This tool just stops unneeded services and programs and sets the game's priority to a higher setting. It comes with a settings.xml file optimized to boost performance and guide documentation. However, unlike other mods that automatically install onto your PC, you have to actually tinker with FPS Booster.

You can freely use this FPS Booster on GTA Online, as it does not modify the game at all.

5 - Extreme Low End PC Settings (512Mb VRAM)

This mod is for people who actually have a PC from the 2000s but still want to play GTA 5. It downgrades the game to 800x600 and eliminates pretty much all effects, including anti-aliasing and shadow. However, with this mod, you are left with a nearly unrecognizable version of the game - everything is reduced to super low quality.

This is still worth trying if you want to play GTA 5 no matter what, of course.

Extreme Low End PC Settings mod
Extreme Low End PC Settings mod allows all pc to run GTA.

6 - GTA Realism

This mod doesn't only change the graphics of GTA so that low end PCs will have a better time, it also adds a lot more features to improve the realism of the game. This makes GTA 5 similar to a simulation game instead.

Realism has been rebuilt from scratch to find and squash bugs, at the same time as optimizing performance. They also added new features, and refining others, from physics to combat. Overall, with this GTA 5 mod installed, the game is now more realistic than ever.

GTA Realism graphics mod
GTA Realism improves graphics in subtle ways.

7 - Best High Settings for Medium and Low PC

This mod tinkers with the various graphics settings so that you can run the game on high settings, even if you only have a medium or low end PC. It is completely ok to play online with this, as it just triggers the hidden settings of GTA 5 and does not change the game's files at all.

8 - Mod Community Graphics ENB

This mod increases the graphical quality of GTA V while keeping the game's style. Upon installation, it still feels like you’re playing GTA 5 and not some brand new game. Overall, you can consider Mod Community Graphics ENB a graphical enhancement of the basic GTA graphics.

Players will definitely fall in love in love with this mod if they prefer stronger graphics yet don’t want to lose the vanilla feel.

Mod Community Graphics ENB for GTA 5
Mod Community Graphics ENB is one of the best GTA 5 graphics mods for low end PC.

9 - Colorful HUD

Colorful HUD is very straightforward. It changes the way those gray dull icons of the HUD look by adding color to every single one of them. Besides the guns, Colorful HUD also changes radio station icons and the entire grey wheel display too. This will definitely make your GTA experience more enjoyable.

10 - Colored Map Icons

Colored Map Icons does what the name implies: colors the icons that you see on the map. Overall, it is a simple visual improvement that lets you pick out the various places on the map easier. Maps in GTA 5 are fairly bland and this mod would definitely add more depth to the icons.

This is the end of our list of GTA 5 graphics mods for low end PC. Interested in more of our articles related to the GTA Series? Please check out this post to find out more about How To Make A Crew In GTA 5 And GTA Online.