What do you need to run GTA V at 4K?

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We told you yesterday that GTA V on PC wouldn’t be some sloppy, slap-sash port from the console versions, and will host a number of exclusive Pc features like a robust video editor, and the ability to scale the game in a frankly ludicrous manner of ways to get it tuned to your system.

“One of the lessons we have learned over the years through Grand Theft Auto IV and Max Payne 3 on PC was that people want the freedom to configure their system to suit their preferences,” said Kevin Hoare, president of Rockstar Toronto to PC gamer.

And they’ve done that. They’ve also made a game that’s surprising light on resources, and won’t require the bleeding edge to run well. To recap, here are the game’s recommended and minimum PC specs

Minimum System Requirements

  • 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: 65GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • 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: 65GB

What sort of specs would you need to get the game running at that mystical 4K resolution? Not as high as you’d imagine, if you don;t mind 30 frames per second.

“To run the game on a 4K display at 30fps,” says Hoare, “you’ll need at minimum an AMD HD 7870 or Nvidia GTX 760 with 2GB of VRAM.” To get it running at 60fps, you’ll need a “high-end SLI or Crossfire setup.”

Of course, you’ll also need a 4K monitor or TV, which is where the prohibitive expense comes in. If you’ve got one of those, then you’re probably not really worrying about whether or not your system can run GTA V in 4K.

Last Updated: April 10, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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