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GTA 6 system requirements

Prepare your PC for a few hardware upgrades with our estimated GTA 6 system requirements for PC, minimum and recommended specs.

GTA 6 system requirements

Can you run GTA 6? Numerous GTA 6 leaks have hinted at the Grand Theft Auto VI requirements for PC as we can see exactly what Rockstar devs have been using to test the game (assuming, of course, that the leaks are genuine).

GTA 6’s presence on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S indicate the level of hardware that will be needed for a PC to run GTA 6. So, we’ve analyzed the GTA 6 trailer and utilized our team’s extensive knowledge of gaming hardware to assemble our best estimates for the GTA 6 system requirements.

GTA 6 minimum requirements

Working in concert with our sister site PCGameBenchmark, we predict the GTA 6 minimum requirements will require:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HD space: 150GB

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card was released in 2019, meaning it will already be six years old by the time GTA 6 launches. However, we believe that Rockstar will keep their GTA 6 requirements low in order to attract a larger audience. This will be especially prudent if or rather when Rockstar revamps the GTA Online mode, which will likely see the replacement of the GTA 5 Online mode with a GTA 6 Online mode.

While the minimum GTA 6 PC requirements should get you up and running on the GTA 6 PC release, the trailer demonstrated that GTA 6 has a considerable amount of ray tracing, and numerous other graphical improvements. Hair physics, reflective surfaces, and crowd density all painted a picture of a hardware intensive game. Fortunately, we know that, no matter how impressive the graphics, the game will still need to run well on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

So, using the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S hardware as a benchmark, we estimate that the GTA 6 recommended specs will require:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HD space: 150GB

We already have a good idea on what graphics cards Rockstar might be using to playtest the game due to numerous GTA 6 leaks, which is why we believe GTA 6 will almost certainly run great on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card. Ray tracing just so happens to run great on the RTX 2080 SUPER, as you’ll find in just about any RTX 2080 SUPER review, making it all the more likely that this graphics card will be the one Rockstar recommends in the future.

GTA 6 size

Initial predictions put the GTA 6 download size for PC at around 150GB of SSD space, though some sources claim the overall GTA 6 size could go as high as 300GB. 

With many games increasingly requiring an SSD as a storage solution, we believe that the GTA 6 system requirements will require an SSD, and further speculate that GTA 6 won’t be compatible with HDDs. So, if you need an upgrade, check the PCGamesN buyers guide for the best SSD for gaming.

The enhanced graphics, hair physics, dynamic lighting, and the density of crowds in the game’s trailer guarantee that the GTA 6 specs will be significantly higher than GTA 5, so you might want to consider upgrading your gaming rig if it is already more than five years old.

Still unsure if you meet the GTA 6 system requirements? Head over to PCGameBenchmark to answer the question: “Can I run GTA 6?”

There’s still a considerable amount of time before we reach the GTA 6 release date, so our predicted system requirements are subject to change, but our estimates do account for the expected increment in hardware requirements for 2025.