YouTube’s ‘MxBenchmarkPC’ has shared a video, showcasing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with an RTX Remix Path Tracing Mod. The YouTuber has also included some comparison scenes with a Performance Stats Overlay. And, from the looks of it, you’ll need an NVIDIA RTX 4090 to run it, even at 1440p with DLSS 3 Quality.
Without the RTX Remix Mod, GTA: San Andreas runs with over 300fps in the open-world areas. In those areas, the YouTuber was CPU limited (they used an Intel Core i7 10700F). In the interior areas, we could see framerates that could reach 800fps. And when they enabled Path Tracing, the game took a MASSIVE performance hit. In an interior area, it went from 844fps to 48fps. And that was WITH DLSS Quality at 1440p. Ouch.
From what I could see, this latest version of the RTX Remix Mod for GTA: San Andreas comes with new assets and materials. In the apartment, for instance, the armchair has more polygons, the couch has more stuff on it, the table has a completely different model, and the floor has better textures. And yes, it looks absolutely amazing. But let’s be honest here. The performance hit is TOO BIG. And we’re talking about a game that came out in 2004.
Now I’m certain that there will be ways to further optimize the Path Tracing effects. I also assume that in this video we don’t get to see DLSS 3.5 Frame Generation. So, with DLSS 3.5 FG, we could see a major performance increase.
Last month, we shared several RTX Remix Mods that are in the works. As such, you can take a look at screenshots and videos for Tomb Raider 2, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Manhunt, and Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. A couple of days ago, we also shared some screenshots from Garfield Kart RTX Remix.
Speaking of Path Tracing Mods for older titles, you might also want to check out the following ones. Modders have released early demos for their Path Tracing Mods for Tomb Raider, Max Payne and Call of Duty 4. Do note that the COD4 Mod is a “proof of concept” demo, and it does not look that great. On the other hand, the RTX Remix Mod for Max Payne looks amazing (at least in my opinion). Let’s also not forget the RTX Remix for COD: WoW. And then there is this amazing RTX Remix Mod for Need for Speed: Underground 2. Finally, you can download Path Tracing Mods for Doom 2, Quake, Half-Life and Serious Sam.
Enjoy and stay tuned for more!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”