Intensive Games  : Many people cannot understand the difference between CPU-intensive games and GPU-intensive games (self-explanatory by the phrase itself). Shortly stated, GPU intensive games involve the GPU more, while CPU intensive games are CPU based.

Besides using 4k settings and making your game be more photorealistic, the article discusses all those graphics-intensive pc games you can get your hands on—for example, Red Dead Redemption 2. Most of the time, the GPU’s toll goes down between 90% and 100%.

That’s why you will never need to run any other program in the background, such as blender (if you are a renderer). Otherwise, your game will crash every now and then. Also, you will learn how to play at 60 FPS without degrading performance.

Generally, the three types of games are graphics intensive, CPU intensive, and neutral. The neutral games equally utilize both components and do not pressure the other. On the contrary, GPU intensive games and CPU demanding games routinely push the components to their limits. 

It may cause ultimate bottlenecking, and that’s usually not the case. Typically, graphics-demanding pc games are accompanied by a good idea of a monitor resolution. Otherwise, you might not be able to have an immaculate gaming experience.

Before the enumeration procedure, I would like to mention that we tested these games on the same gaming rig since some frames may vary. I recommend you have at least GTX 1660 Ti but we didn’t.

1.Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

You are thinking: How could Grand theft auto V possibly be on that list? All older games have subcomponents that require more textures and details to render the world, and as long as these subcomponents utilize your GPU to render the graphics, the game requires an okay GPU to run well. 


It encompasses a vast and huge world that can be traversed by three different protagonists. Not to mention, GTA V is highly affected by its online segment which uses both the GPU and CPU, since they both work in tandem to give the best detailing/outlining.


The game was recorded at 60+ frames per second on ultra settings on these GPUs. It is worth mentioning that you can run the game on the lowest settings with a GTX 660 or AMD HD 7870. The game will still run, but the level of detailing would be less.

2.Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

Despite its colorful backgrounds and detailed graphics, Forza Horizon 4 relies on a completely new Window platform to generate linkages. A different facet of the game is that it does not use null-pointers. 


thus making the game more appealing and visually appealing. In this game, you have the opportunity to frighten and cause damage to your opponents. You can drive recklessly, hit some poles, and do whatever you want so long as you stay within the boundaries.


With a setting of very high settings, the game runs reasonably well with a GTX 970 and AMD R9 290X with medium settings. As for its usage, the game’s usage went above 90% the majority of the time. 


The GTX 1080 Ti card and 16 GB RAM are the minimum requirements to run in 4K. RAM helps your GPU create virtual pages, thus increasing the overall performance even on 100% GPU usage.

3.Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

Despite the fact that the first part never arrived on PC, hopefully the 2nd will make the journey as well. Just keep in mind that the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is enormous and vast. It will take you over a hundred hours to just finish the main story and side quests. 


In order to render a world so encompassing, you would also need a decent GPU to render in-game objects. Recent data showed that most users were not able to reach locked 60 frames per second. This was due to outdated GPUs.


The recommended requirement to run this game at 60 FPS is to have a GTX 1060 or a 1660 Ti for rendering the objects at 4K resolution. In addition, you must have a Threadripper from AMD. 


Red Dead Redemption 2 is an extremely GPU-intensive game. That being said, if you want smooth FPS, then you need a powerful GPU.



Control is my favorite game because it uses discrete and unique elements. It’s a psychological thriller game where players utilize psychic powers to manipulate elements of the game. During early testing, the game proved to function perfectly on cards such as AMD RX 580 and GTX 1070. 


Throughout the game’s development, developers realized that it was lacking in visual effects, shadows, and sounds. Additionally, it was also reported that the game had gruesome and goofy edges all throughout the screen, which made gaming a drag. 


Then makers decided to release a patch to fix the issues, and somehow the requirements increased. It is better to have a GTX 1660 Ti for rendering at 4k or an AMD RX 590 GPU. Additionally, a strong processor is required to use most of the features.  


5.Far Cry 5

.Far Cry 5

It is interesting to note that the Far Cry franchise has created yet another title as our world of Far Cry 5 is somewhat arbitrary and subjective. The world is a lot more beautiful and captivating thanks to the stunning graphics. 


In order to run the game at 80 FPS on locked settings, you must acquire a GTX 1080 and an i7-6700 with at least 16 GB RAM. For ultra settings you must come up with a GTX 1660 Ti or a RTX 2060.

6.Shadow of The Tomb Raider

Shadow of The Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider doesn’t win me over with its gripping plot but rather because it’s a final instalment in the anthology that was started in 2013. The only bad thing about it is that Lara Croft might not be seen again. 


So people went all emotional, feeling the presence of Lara in this well-known world. The environment is highly interactive and has striking visual effects, making the game use your GPU differently than ever before. In addition, you need a fast CPU for reduced bottlenecking.


The recent reports indicate that the game will require at least GTX 1080 and i4 4770K for 4K gaming and 60 frames per second. Even the low settings will require GTX 1060 3GB, so keep this in mind before buying the game.

7.Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

I am one of those crazy Assassin’s Creed fans and have played every series title so far. I think Odyssey went well beyond Origins by giving it RPG mechanics and superior graphics. Origins was great, but Odyssey was amazing. 


You get to traverse the ancient greek world and use the power of your maneuvers to face your nemesis in the dark Greece. For extreme simulation, identical/clone prehistoric objects are needed. Therefore, it is yet another GPU intensive game.


A recent report indicates that the game will keep using 100% of your graphics card. That means you will need an Intel 7th Generation i7 and GTX 1080 Ti to play. You will also need to clear up around 50 GB of space and will need around 16 GB of RAM.

8.Final Fantasy XV

As Final Fantasy XV made its way to the PC in 2018, I was delighted because I am a fan of the Final Fantasy series. However, for 2018 standards, it was one of those big games-not just in GPU but also in stressing all of your components at once. 


The game uses high-quality graphics and physics to depict the mysterious world of final fantasy. Not only that, but it involves the use of sophisticated mechanics and in-game depth details to render captivating and eye-catching pictures.


I would recommend the RTX 2080 for people who want to play this GPU dependent game. When the RTX 3000 series goes on sale, maybe just wait it out as well. There is no chance of getting 60FPS with the 2080. 


With the processor, you would need a processor from the 9th generation. Because it stresses the CPU equally, you would require at least 16 GB RAM for proper page filing.

9.Project CARS 2

Project CARS 2

This means that Project CARS 2’s VRAM requirement is far too high and it is one of the most demanding racing games out there. It also requires a decent processor to run the game. The game’s design isn’t influenced by the traditional racing genre.


 As a result, the game takes on a new style to paint its own unique simulation game. Furthermore, it needs a great deal of physics for driving. Recent info suggests that it will require at least a GTX 1080 and i7 6700K for 4K gaming.


In terms of GPU and processor, the GTX1060 and the i7 3rd generation processor will work well with the game. Nevertheless, if simulation is what you’re into, you’ll love this game.

10.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

Witcher 3 has an enticing aura to it, as do its visuals, so don’t get me started on it. I still can’t stop myself from replaying the entire game – even though it was released last year. 

For fully-functional gameplay requiring two or more graphics cards, you need the GTX 1660 Ti. It’ll easily crunch 6 VGRAM of your GPU if you switch on all the features with unconstrained settings.

For the Witcher 3, a GTX 770 is needed on the lowest settings. Even the latest cards like RTX 2060 will not enable you to play at 1440P (locked at 60 FPS). Thankfully the developers are working on that. Also read Top 10 Most Demanding Pc Game 2021