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GTA 5 System Requirements

GTA 5 (Grand Theft Auto V) is one of the most popular games in the world.

It is an open-world game in Los Santos, a large and busy city struggling to survive in economic distress.

GTA 5 has a couple of modes including Story Mode or GTA Online.

In Story Mode, you get to play three different criminals—Michale, Franklin, and Trevor.

They risk everything in a chain of perilous heists that could set them up for life.

Experience the biggest and most diverse open-world game ever created.

GTA 5 mixes storytelling and gameplay as you can switch between characters.

In GTA Online, you get to play with up to 30 players.

You can work your way up to become the CEO of your own criminal empire.

You can start co-operative heists, enter stunt races, compete in adversary modes, and more.

In this article, you’ll learn the GTA 5 (Grand Theft Auto V) system requirements including RAM, CPU, GPU, disk space, and others.

GTA 5 system requirements

  • 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: 72 GB of available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible

GTA 5 recommended system requirements

  • 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: 72 GB of available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible

Where can I buy GTA 5?

PlatformProductPrice
Grand Theft Auto V Playstation 4Buy on Amazon
Grand Theft Auto V Xbox 360Buy on Amazon
Grand Theft Auto V Xbox OneBuy on Amazon

How much disk space does GTA 5 take?

GTA 5 takes up 72 GB of disk space.

Hence, you need to make sure that you have more than 72 GB of space available on your computer.

Keep in mind that downloadable content and programming changes will require more space.

How much RAM do I need for GTA 5?

You need a minimum of 4 GB RAM to run GTA 5.

However, it’s recommended that you have 8 GB of RAM to prevent the game from crashing.

Can I run GTA 5 without a graphics card?

No, you cannot run GTA 5 without a graphics card.

If you do so, the game will either crash, you’ll experience severe lag or other technical difficulties.

Minimally, you need to have an NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB or AMD HD 4870 1GB graphics card.

Will GTA 5 run in 4 GB RAM?

Yes, GTA 5 will run in 4 GB RAM.

However, you need to make sure that you don’t have too many background processes running.

If you have a lot of tabs running in the background, the game might crash or be very laggy.

Is GTA 5 a high-end game?

Yes, GTA 5 is a high-end game and can handle 4K resolution and above.

However, you can still run the game with 4GB of RAM and a low-end graphics card like NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB.

That said, GTA 5 is quite an old game—launched in 2013.

If you have a high-end CPU or graphics card, you can install GTA 5 mods to amplify the game’s graphics.

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