Blizzard is aware that some older DirectX 11 cards without Shader Model 5 support are no longer compatible after the updates. They are working on a fix that will allow players to continue to play on older cards, but it will take a couple weeks for them to implement this.
For the last few ...
Low profile GPUs are not the same as mobile/laptop GPUs.
Low profile GPUs generally are designed around reducing the physical size of the GPU, and not necessarily efficiency (though that ends up being a requirement to achieve a low profile more often than not.)
Mobile/Laptop GPUs are designed around the use case of needing to have significantly less power ...
I went to a shop looking to buy a newer card, but they told me that most likely my old computer's motherboard would not support the current generation of graphics cards.
That's a half-truth and possibly an attempt to upsell you.
FIRST OF ALL: figure out what motherboard you have. PCIe 2.0 was introduced in 2007 so there is a very high chance that you have ...
Generally, all Nvidia cards, which have RTX in their name fully support raytracing. For AMD all cards of the new 6000 series support raytracing.
Since your gpu is a year or two old, you can ignore AMD here, as the cards, which support it were released at the end of 2020. However, it's quite possible you have a RTX card from Nvidias 2000 series.
Do note, that ...
I contacted NVidia live support and the agent told me to use their cleanup tool to uninstall the drivers then reinstall them. It solved the issue.
Solution for people who visit the forum 5 years later having the same issue: Reinstall your drivers.
AMD has a feature called "Cool and Quiet" which a lot of people have been having issues with lately.
Make sure you have the latest chipset drivers installed.
According to this post by an AMD employee, monitoring tools such as CPU-Z can screw up the Cool and Quiet feature. They recommend AMD Ryzen Master Utility
If all else fails, you can disable ...
Have you tried the following things?
Forcing the game program to use only a single CPU core via Task Manager or Process Explorer
Disabling (via Configuration screen > Device Manager) one of the two graphics cards.
Running an MD5/sha1 check of the files, especially the executable. To get a file-hash in powerShell, execute:
Based on a comment the OP left on an answer:
i3 6100 - CPU 4GB 2133Mhz (SK Hynix) Single Channel - RAM
Your hardware is really scraping the lower end of the system requirements for GTA V. You can find details on these system requirements at https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/203428177/Grand-Theft-Auto-V-PC-System-Requirements, but to summarize, ...
Low end cards do not have high overclocking headroom. Pretty much every GPU within a given series uses the same basic silicon, and then gets binned based on performance. Your card is a low end card because it performed so poorly in the binning tests. Cores were disabled, the clock was limited, etc. because of defects in the silicon. Trying to unlock ...