Rockstar Releases GTA V System Requirements and Delays Until March 24th

It may come as a surprise to you that Rockstar Games has recently delayed Grand Theft Auto 5‘s release on the PC for another 2 months. As a PC Gamers ourselves, we hope this will only help increase the quality of the PC version.  Not all news is bad though, Rockstar still showed off the GTA V System Requirements.



Minimum specifications:

  • OS:  Windows 8.1 64 Bit to Vista 64 Bit SP2* (*Nvidia GPU recommended if using Vista)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4 GHz / AMD Phenom 9850 @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • GPU: Nvidia 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Soundcard: DX 10 compatible Soundcard
  • HDD: 65GB Free
  • DVD Drive if using retail copy of game (Just in case you thought you could stick the disk inside a HDD Bay.)

Recommended specifications:

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit to Windows 7 64 Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2 GHz / AMD FX 8350 @ 4 GHz
  • Memory: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Soundcard: DX 10 compatible Soundcard
  • HDD: 65GB Free


So what does this mean to you?  Well most people with a Quad core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a relevant Nvidia GTX 6xx or AMD HD 7xxx GPU should run this game very well. We find the recommended CPUs to be a bit odd as a AMD FX 8350 should beat an i5 at 3.2 GHz but it could be a case of rockstar only having those parts on hand. Also the HD 7870 is a fair bit more powerful than the GTX 660. Again might be a case of only having certain hardware on hand to test with.


If you plan on modding however we recommend something a bit more powerful. Those with a GTX 770 and above or on AMD’s side a HD 7970 or 280x should be in fine shape for most mods. Again this is just speculation at this point and we are using experience with modding other titles as a baseline. For any questions about how well your system will run with GTA V, leave us a comment and we will give you the best estimate we can! We are also looking forward to performance testing using a wide range of hardware when the game is finally released. For those looking to secure Pre-Orders check Amazon here

For more info check Rockstar’s page here


  1. Hello, I just wanted to thank you for your reply. I was the dude asking for your opinion on if my rig was more powerful than the PS4 or not. I really appreciate it, so thank you. I’m glad to see I meet the recommended requirements for this game spot on. Does this mean I’ll likely be able to run the game better or at least as well on the PS4?

    • Yeah, absolutely. The PS4 runs this game at 30FPS, you should be able to do better than that.

      We’re going to try to do a performance test once the game comes out and see how well it runs on what, so check back for that!

    • Oh yeah for sure, I would expect 1080p 60FPS at high settings as recommended settings are usually for high settings.

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