If you’re a PC player then you’re no doubt looking forward to the long-awaited release of Grand Theft Auto V next week.

However, it’s worth making sure that your rig will be up to standard in order to meet the requirements of this huge sandbox. It should also be noted that a hefty 65 GB is required in order to install the game, so make sure you free up that hard drive space. Now, onto the important stuff. The minimum specifications for GTA V on PC are listed below.

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive

Those figures are correct for the minimum specifications, so if you want your game to run at optimum performance, you’ll want your PC to meet the recommended requirements which are listed below.

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
  • Memory: 8GB Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive

 

Whilst you’ll have to wait until Tuesday the 14th of April to get your hands on the game, you can pre-load it right now via Steam or the Rockstar Warehouse. This means that the game will be installed and ready for you when it releases next week, so your waiting will be kept to a minimum.

Finger’s crossed that the numerous delays will have put in place a strong foundation for the popular GTA Online, which suffered from an inconsistent launch on consoles.

  • TheHaitianSilverback

    Good thing my PC can run this game.

    • AL Pasas

      Ummm dude the 4th gen consoles are mid-grade PC’s with custom OS LMFAO…joke

      • Articuno76

        You might want to look into what the 4th generation of consoles are. That would be the 16-bit era (Megadrive/SNES).

        • AL Pasas

          If your implying that they are PC you are dead wrong they are custom cpu-apu with it’s own language that is why you need emulators to play them on PC… Emulators = own language ….

          • Articuno76

            Erm no. I’m saying the consoles you are pointing to (the ones GTAV was orignally on) aren’t 4th generation, the 360/PS3 on which the GTAV was originally released were 7th gen and X1/PS4 on which this version of GTAV was initially released are 8th gen.

            Where did you get the idea that either of those generations of consoles are 4th generation? The 4th generation of consoles (the 16-bit era) are miles behind a modern mid-grade PC. Heck, they were miles behind contemporary mid-grade PC’s back in the day.

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