GTA 5 PC: System Requirements and New Release Date

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Games really don’t come much bigger than this. GTA 5 is the fastest selling entertainment product on the planet, breaking seven Guinness world records and shifting more than 38 million copies in the process. Now the most successful game in years is at last coming to PC, where finally PC gamers can step into the psychotic shoes of Trevor, Franklin, and Michael, as the epic crime saga at last finds its way home. GTA 5 for PC pushes Los Santos and Blaine County to even greater levels of detail, running at 1080p and 60fps with up to 4K resolution and support for up to triple monitor configurations, as well as NVidia 3D Vision for up to triple monitor setups.

GTA 5 PC: System Requirements

Before you hand over your hard-earned cash to Rockstar though, you’re going to want to know if your PC gaming is a smooth criminal or a bumbling fool, so read on to check out the official GTA 5 system requirements:

GTA 5 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit SP 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit SP 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: 65GB
  • DVD Drive

GTA 5 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit SP 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: 65GB
  • DVD Drive

These minimum requirements for GTA 5 aren’t too bad at all, and are in factor quite a bit lower than we were expecting. Both the Processor and Video Card demands are pretty low-end for modern gaming and are pretty representative of a last-generation of console ports. As it stands most PC gamers should be alright with playing GTA 5, at least on the lower settings, where it will likely look similar to the console original.

GTA 5 PC: New Release Date

But unfortunately along with the good news we also have to swallow the bad. The PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 has been pushed back again until March 2015.

GTA 5’s new PC release date is now 24th March 2015

So if we want to play GTA 5 with triple monitors and up to 4K resolution we will have to wait a bit longer to sink our teeth into this master-class gaming extravaganza. Well we know it will be worth the wait, but the wait is still painful to deal with. To tide us over let us tell you that we will be announcing a lucky winner in our GTA 5 PC game give away competition very shortly as well. So at least with the fairly inclusive system requirements and the competition winner of a free copy of GTA 5 on PC we get to enjoy some good news.

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