Grand Theft Auto V System Requirements on PC (2023 Update)

The popularly known Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) is one of the most popular games in the world. Then many players said that the game is lagging on their PC. This is because GTA V is nowhere near a small game, requiring at least 72GB of free space to run on a PC. Therefore, you must know the system requirements for GTA V if you are planning to buy this game.

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Following this post, you will know whether your PC can reach the system requirements of GTA V and some useful methods to get your system information and a professional software to compare your system information with the system requirements of GTA V and boost your PC automatically.

# Minimum system requirements of Grand Theft Auto V

  • (Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system)
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit, Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit
  • Processor(CPU): Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Graphics Card (GPU): NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB
  • Memory (RAM): 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 72 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible

Since the first GTA 5 version was released on Xbox 360 and PS3, the system requirements of GTA 5 PC are naturally low, and we can also see this from the minimum system requirements listed above. Reports also indicate that the version of the series has been increased by 63%, so we can fully understand that this is a game only with high-end graphics.

Therefore, if your PC is less than five years old, the minimum system requirements for Grand Theft Auto 5 shouldn’t be intimidating. So if you’re considering buying this game, make sure you reach at least the minimum system requirements to play it.

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit, Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit
  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHz (8 CPUs)
  • Graphics Card (GPU): NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 72 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible

To really keep up with the game and bring the game world to life on your monitor, you’ll only be able to enjoy beautiful textures and lighting mechanics when you meet the game’s recommended system requirements.

To reach the recommended system requirements, you should have an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870, which provides a smoother, prettier experience. Additionally, to play GTA V without problems, you will need a more powerful processor such as an Intel Core i5 3470 or an AMD X8 FX-8350 to reach the recommended level.

# System specs of my PC – Can I run Grand Theft Auto V on my PC

Now that you have known the minimum and recommended system requirements for Grand Theft Auto V, you must now figure out your computer’s system information, so you can compare your system information with the system requirements of this game. To compare the system requirements, you will know if you can play this game successfully or if you can run it smoothly.

Finding out your system information is an easy task. You can use this method to know what your system information is.

Just follow these steps: Right-click on the Start button > Select the System icon.

Now your PC’s system information shows up.

However, unless you are very familiar with computing and able to distinguish between these different kinds of processors and graphics cards, you can not compare your system information with the system requirements for Grand Theft Auto V easily.

In this situation, you can download Smart Game Booster to find out if your PC can run Grand Theft Auto V, which can also save you a lot of time and provide you with similar games to play together. Smart Game Booster is a software made for gaming that automatically compares your PC with Grand Theft Auto V.

Step 1: Download Smart Game Booster on the official website.

Step 2: Install and open it on your PC.

Step 3: Click the icon CAN I RUN IT to enter the comparison page.

Step 4: Input the name Grand Theft Auto V in the search box.

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Step 5: Click the icon CAN I RUN IT on the right side of the search box.

Step 6: Compare the results.

As shown in the figure, the comparison results will be displayed quickly, without comparing them one by one.

We can know from the picture that this PC can meet the minimum system requirements, because the PC’s processor, graphics card, and memory are all suitable for this game.

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Now we can switch to the recommended system requirements to compare the results. When we switch to the recommended system requirements, we can see that this PC can also meet the recommended system requirements of Grand Theft Auto V.

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However, we know not all PCs can reach the minimum and recommended system requirements of Grand Theft Auto V. So if you can not meet the system requirements, you have two choices.

The first one is to update your configurations and the second one is to purchase another high-specs PC which will cost more money.

# How can I boost Grand Theft Auto V on my PC?

If you have the need for ultimate gaming performance, a faster speed of Grand Theft Auto V, increasing the sharpness of images and improving sharper picture quality, you should overclock your PC. Smart Game Booster can help you do that.

Smart Game Booster is an automatic gaming software which can not only compare your system information with the system requirements of the game as listed above but also optimize your PC’s performance and release the spared resources and space for running Grand Theft Auto V.

The steps listed below will tell you how to boost Grand Theft Auto V by using Smart Game Booster.

Step 1: Download, install and run Smart Game Booster.

Step 2: Add Grand Theft Auto V.

Grand Theft Auto V will be detected and added automatically by Smart Game Booster. If not, you should left-click the PLUS (+) button to add the game to the interface manually.

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Step 3: Click the icon Super Boost.

Overclocking your GPU will speed up your video card and let your PC have more resources and space for this game Grand Theft Auto V.

Click the icon on the top-right corner to choose the level of boosting.

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There are four levels of boosting you can choose and each level is designed for different purposes.

Disabled level: turn off the function of overclocking.

Level 1: overclock GPU and VRAM basically.

Level 2: overclock GPU and VRAM ultimately.

Customize level: you can set up the level of overclocking according to your own needs.

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Level 1 and 2 will overclock your PC in a suitable way for your PC which will not bring any harm or damage to your PC.

However, the Customize level is different from the previous two levels because the custom level is set by yourself, which means you can overclock your PC however you want.

At this time, you should remember that it is too late, which means you should choose a suitable level to overclock your computer because if your computer performance is not enough to overclock, you will cause some damage to your computer.

Step 4: Boost your PC.

Return to the home page and now you can boost Grand Theft Auto V. Click BOOST on the center of the interface and the software will boost it automatically.


You can also update your outdated drivers if there is a notice reminding you when you first click the boost icon.

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After boosting, you will find the CPU, GPU, and Memory on your PC are all optimized and boosted and your PC will have the best performance and Grand Theft Auto V runs faster and smoother.

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FAQ about Grand Theft Auto V System Requirements:

Q1: Can I run GTA 5 in 4GB RAM?

Yes. You can run GTA 5 game with 4GB of RAM. The minimum requirements for the game are to have 4GB of RAM.

Q2: Is a 2GB graphics card enough for GTA 5?

Yes. You can play GTA V with a 1GB graphics card in fact but you should select the best graphics card for 2GB.

Q3: Can Intel HD Graphics 620 run GTA V?

Yes. Grand Theft Auto V is playable with HD 620 at 30 FPS and the same is true for UHD 620 but you will get a slight FPS boost.

Q4: How much does GTA 5 cost now?

PS4 players who still have not played this game can buy the premium edition for $29.99 and Xbox One players can get the same version for $14.99 right now.

Q5: Is it possible to play GTA 5 on MacBook or iMac?

The answer is yes. If you have Windows 7 or 8 or 10, you can run GTA 5 with the help of Boot Camp.

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Brian Peng
Brian Peng is a PC technician and network engineer with over 13 years of IT experience. He has worked in the IT industry for a long time, providing IT support and network service support for various companies. Currently, he has written over 1000 articles about computers, games, and mobile.

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