GTA 5 PC requirements: Minimum & recommended specs

Liam Mackay
Trevor in GTA 5

Although being out on PC for over six years, Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA Online are as popular as ever. Here are the minimum and recommended PC specs to get the best graphics and performance from GTA 5.

Thanks to the RP community and plenty of exciting updates, GTA 5 and GTA Online have remained popular long after release. The PC version allows you to boost the graphics quality and install mods, so you may be wondering if your PC can run it.

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Here are the minimum and recommended PC specs to run Grand Theft Auto 5.

GTA 5 & GTA Online minimum PC requirements

Michael De Santa in GTA 5Rockstar Games

As GTA 5 has been out for several years, you don’t need anywhere near a top-of-the-line rig to run it. The very minimum GPU is 2008’s NVIDIA 9800 GT, which only has 1GB of VRAM.

The only thing you may need to worry about is the Storage Space. Although Rockstar Games suggests only 72GB, GTA 5 will now take up over 100GB. We’ve updated the requirements to reflect this.

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  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit, Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Storage: 107 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
Trevor Philips in GTA 5

Of course, you’ll need a slightly more powerful rig to run GTA 5 at its recommended settings.

You’ll need 8GB of RAM and a GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM.

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit, 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: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Storage: 107 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible

The GTA Remastered Trilogy’s PC requirements have also leaked, revealing the game will likely be more intensive than GTA 5.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is also receiving a next-gen upgrade for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. However, there’s no confirmation that the PC version will be receiving any further enhancements.

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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].