GTA 5 PC system requirements: everything you need to know

Does your PC suit GTA 5's system requirements? Grand Theft Auto 5 launched on PC back in 2015, but if you're wondering if your PC can run Rockstar's open world game now, we've got the details you need below. 

PC building guides

Need a new PC for GTA 5? Check out our build guides: 

Budget gaming PC
(~$750/£750) - A good entry-level system.
Mid-range gaming PC
(~$1,250/£1,250) - Our recommended build for most gamers.
High-end gaming PC
(~$2,000/£2,000) - Everything a gamer could want.
Extreme gaming PC
(>$3,000/£3,000) - You won the lotto and are going all-in on gaming.

Prefer to buy a prebuilt than building it yourself? Check out our guide to the Best Gaming PCs.

Here's what Rockstar says you'll need to enjoy GTA 5's brand of violence and mayhem:

Minimum Specs

  • 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
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 72GB

Recommended Specs

  • 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)
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 72GB

Those are some extremely light minimum specs, which is always nice to see. The HDD space is more demanding—at launch, GTA 5 required 65GB but now requires 72GB. That's probably because GTA Online has expanded loads since the game's original PC launch back in 2015, with Smuggler's Run, The Doomsday Heist and more, adding tons more vehicles, missions and even a new radio station to the game. 

Looking for our original GTA 5 review? Check that out here