CPU Grade

Grand Theft Auto V System Requirements for Windows

The following requirements are provided as a basis for system builders and avid gamers to make any necessary changes to their existing system, or help with a new computer purchase. Central and graphical processors are categorized into 'desktop' and 'laptop' models for quicker reading.

Note that the central and graphical processor lists are NOT exhaustive, and will be updated over time.

Revisions of this article can be found here.

Central Processor RAM Graphical Processor Free Drive Storage Operating System

Central Processor

The game requires a quad-core processor (without multithreading) or dual-core processor (with multithreading) to run fluently. Additionally, a reasonably-well-overclocked dual-core processor (without multithreading) may also be borderline powerful enough to run the game on low settings.

Central Processor
Select Processor
Unknown
Won't Run
Low
Medium
High

System RAM

Memory frequency isn't that much of an issue unless your system is using an integrated graphics chip. In such a case, higher frequency memory modules will provide noticeable performance benefits. Even so, performance from a dedicated graphics card will be noticeably superior.

System RAM
Select RAM
Won't Run
Low
Medium
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Graphical Processor

The graphical processor has been split into two parts. This is because one particular graphics card can be found with multiple video memory configurations.

All recommendations assume a single monitor, with a display resolution of 1920 × 1080 (1080p). The physical size of the monitor doesn't matter.

Graphical Processor
Select Graphics
Unknown
Won't Run
Low
Medium
High

Video RAM

While the graphical processor itself may be powerful enough to run the game, it'll need enough video memory (also called frame buffer) to handle the additional detailing as the graphic quality increases. In order to obtain high details, your system will need a graphics card with at least 2 GB (2048 MB) of video memory.

All recommendations assume a single monitor, with a display resolution of 1920 × 1080 (1080p). The physical size of the monitor doesn't matter.

Video RAM
Select RAM
Won't Run
Low
Medium
High

Free Drive Storage

Hard Drives and Solid State Drives
Full Install

Operating System

Because the game requires a system with at least 4 GB of RAM, the game is unlikely to work with any 32-bit operating system. Additionally, Windows XP and Mac OS X aren't supported.

Operating System
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Won't Run
Will Run