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GTA 5 system requirements

The GTA 5 PC requirements are easy to meet even if your computer is using hardware from 2015, so long as you're running Windows 10 or 11.

GTA 5 system requirements

The GTA 5 system requirements for PC are incredibly accessible to most modern machines given that the game was originally released to PC in 2015. You don’t need the most powerful computer or laptop to run Grand Theft Auto 5, but you will need a good internet connection if you want to play on the incredibly popular multiplayer mode: GTA Online.

GTA 5 minimum requirements

The GTA V minimum requirements require:

    • NVIDIA 9800 GT or AMD HD 4870 graphics card
    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 or AMD Phenom 9850 processor
    • 4GB of RAM
    • 110GB of HD space

Overall, the minimum specs for Grand Theft Auto 5 are achieveable even on budget PCs and laptops. Of course, these specs will only get the game up and running on the lowest settings, so you might want to aim for a higher benchmark if you’re looking to install any GTA 5 mods, or engage in the GTA Online mode.

To meet the GTA V recommended specs, you will need:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD HD 7870 graphics card
  • Intel Core i5 3470 or AMD FX-8350 processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 110GB of HD space

We recommend installing the game on an SSD over a HDD to ensure you get the best performance out of the game. You’ll see the most improvement on performance (if you install the game onto an SSD) when you encounter a loading screen.

Can I run GTA 5?

If you’re still not sure if you can meet the GTA 5 system requirements on your PC or laptop, check out the free GTA 5 PC requirements test over on PCGameBenchmark.

If you’re looking to play on an alternate platform, check out our guide on how to play GTA 5 mobile.

If you’re looking to play the latest GTA game, check to see if you can run the GTA 6 PC requirements.