GTA 5 PC: everything you need to know


New graphics options

GTA graphics options

GTA 5 on PC has a wealth of extra graphics options to ensure that the game scales down to less powerful machines. For ultra rigs, various soft shadowing options, anti-aliased reflections and generous rendering distances ensure that GTA 5 PC will look miles better than its console counterparts. There are lots of control options, too, so you can set up the game's vehicle handling to your taste and get your mouse working as you like it—see the full set of options here..

4K Support

GTAV4 4K Support

GTA 5 on PC is promising to be the definitive version and will look better than ever. With the right hardware it will go up as high as 4K resolution to deliver incredibly detailed visuals. Those with monster gaming rigs will be pleased to hear that there's also support for up-to-triple monitor configurations.

Rockstar says that to run the game at 60fps at 4k resolution you'll need a "high-end SLI or Crossfire setup". Find out what rig you'll need to run a 1080p setup at 60fps, read the full story.

New Music

GTAV4 New Music

On top of the 15 diverse music radio stations (and two talk radio stations) that already feature in GTA 5, the PC version is getting an extra music station called The Lab. This will feature brand new tracks composed by The Alchemist and Oh No working with Woody Jackson and Tangerine Dream, who together created the original score heard during a number of key missions in the game. The Lab's additional set of music spans multiple genres and will "weave together a musical journey that covers every corner of the fictional world of Grand Theft Auto V".

Video Editor

GTAV4 Video Editor

Another new feature being added to PC GTA 5 is the Rockstar Editor. It will provide a complete set of editing tools for "recording, staging and editing original custom videos" in-game. You'll be able to add soundtracks to these custom clips using music from debut radio station The Lab, which can then be published directly to Rockstar's Social Club and YouTube— read the full story.

Director mode

GTA chopper

The PC version of GTA 5 will include "Director Mode", a powerful tool that enhances players' abilities to shoot video in Los Santos. Director mode lets you record footage using GTA 5's wider cast, manipulate them, set the time of day, weather, and even give your actors speech. There will also be a "host of cheats" to help you set up your scenes perfectly— Read the full story.

System Specs

GTAV4 System Specs

As announced in January, these are the specs you should be rocking if you want to get the best out of GTA 5 on your system:

Minimum specifications:
OS:Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Processor:Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Video Card:NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card:100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space:65GB
DVD Drive

Recommended specifications:

OS: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)
Video Card:NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card:100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space:65GB
DVD Drive

Stay glued to for more GTA 5 PC details in the run up to launch. GTA 5 is out on April 14.


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