Can I Run GTA 5? Minimum and Recommended PC Requirements

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Can I run GTA 5?

GTA 5 (Grand Theft Auto V) is an open world plus action-adventure game released in 2013. It was developed and published by Rockstar Games. Grand Theft Auto also has many sequels, such as GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA IV, and others released in 2002, 2004, and 2008.

GTA 5 offers a story mode for the players, where they need to do different missions and tasks to make it joyful. The story of GTA is centered on the heist sequences.

GTA 5 online is an add-on of the game where you can enjoy different game modes with your pals. GTA Online offers role-play, a parody of real life where people can start their own business, make friends and do a lot more, just like real life.

Can I Run GTA V? Minumum System Requirements

GTA V does not want your PC to be the best, but still, there are a few PC requirements stated by Rockstar, which one should consider to enjoy the game at a good pace.

Minimum Requirements for Windows PC

CPUIntel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
StorageUp to 65 GB
Operating SystemWindows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
DirectX Version10

Minimum Requirements for MAC

There are no GTA V MAC requirements because this game is not available on MAC OS.

But there are a few options by which you can access this game, such as installing windows on MAC, but that is not good for the proficiency of the game, so we do not advise that.

If you are a MAC user, then it is recommended for you to wait for Google Stadia or Geforce Now to provide the game on their platforms.

GTA V Recommended PC Requirements

The recommended system requirements mentioned below are the official recommended requirements from Rockstar Games to run your game up to 60 frames per second or more on 1080P resolution.

There are also many in-game video settings available that you can adjust according to your needs to enjoy better frames and a better visual experience.

CPUIntel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
StorageUp to 70 GB
Operating SystemWindows 10 64 Bit
DirectX Version10
Resolution1080p (1920×1080)

This is the recommended official requirements to run GTA V smoothly. We will recommend you to have the mentioned CPUs ( Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs) at least or better paired with NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB or better to enjoy the total buttery smooth experience with no shutter and lag.

Suppose you have no idea that you can run GTA V on your current PC, start by looking at your PC components and comparing them with the minimum and recommended requirements mentioned above. You will know if you are good to go or need PC up-gradation.

If you are thinking of upgrading your PC anytime soon or building up a new PC, you can look at this article – How much a gaming PC can cost you.

GTA V Gameplay

GTA V is an open-world game, and it has a massive story mode. When you start the game (story mode), it takes you to a heated situation. All you need to do is follow the instructions carefully and do what it asks you to do.

Make sure you check the game controls before you start, or you must know them if you have ever played any of GTA games before.

Always know what is going around, and keep checking the mini-map. You will know whether the cops are chasing you or you need to reach somewhere to complete some task.

This is all about it. If you want to have a more precise look at its basics, then have a look at this article – How To Play Grand Theft Auto 5 (Story-Mode)

But never worry; you will get to know it better once you start playing it.

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GTA V is not free to play the game; you need to buy it if you want to play. It is available to buy on Steam. That is it. Enjoy playing GTA V.

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