Rockstar talk 4K, PC performance and more

PC Gamer: The minimum and recommended specs for recent AAA PC-titles for many modern games are much more demanding, yet the specs for GTA 5 are quite low in comparison. Which resolution and frame rate are the recommended specs based on? Are the recommended specs for playing it in 1080p / 60 fps? Which specs do you need to play it in 4k resolution and 30/60 fps, and what is the optimal way to run the game?

Kevin Hoare: 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. So our focus for Grand Theft Auto 5 was to ensure most people could run the game comfortably, and provide a wide range of options to tailor your experience to your system.

We based our recommended spec on hardware that we knew could comfortably achieve 1080P resolution at 60fps.
To run the game on a 4K display at 30fps, you’ll need at minimum an AMD HD 7870 or NVidia GTX 760 with 2gb vram.

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ravencry1743d ago

whoop gtx 660 and 7870 can play gta v high setting 1080p 60fps from rockstar forums

KillerResistance1743d ago

got my Radeon R9 280x 3GB ready to go

Hydrolex1743d ago (Edited 1743d ago )

Never thought VRAM would be such a big deal one day...

lol still remembering my 9800 GTS with 512mb VRAM

sinjonezp1743d ago

Msi gtx960 here...wondering should I grab another one to see if I can get better fps. Looking forward to the PC version something serious.

ChrisW1743d ago


Both those GPUs aren't very strong... Are you sure?

ravencry1743d ago

if you read the article rockstar says these cards can even play 4k 30fps maybe low settings and they said recommended settings are for 1080p 60fps

akurtz1743d ago

Soon when I get my own place, I'll build a rock solid PC, and play games like GTA V maxed out.

Kalebninja1743d ago

so Im guessing my two gtx 980 SC ACX 2.0's wont be able to run it? This is going to be great. lol

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1743d ago

wha...? Not sure if this is sarcasm or not. but 4k 60fps probably wouldn't be out of reach for you.

Kalebninja1743d ago

... That was completely sarcastic my cards can definitely play this game at 4k they were 550 each the hell they better.

DragoonsScaleLegends1743d ago

I've been happy for the most part with my i3 4160, R7 260X, and 8GB of ram. It plays games good enough for me. $400 PC build plus I'm running Windows 10 TP so I didn't have to pay for a OS yet.

Vegamyster1743d ago

"We based our recommended spec (NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB/AMD HD 7870 2GB) on hardware that we knew could comfortably achieve 1080P resolution at 60fps. To run the game on a 4K display at 30fps, you’ll need at minimum an AMD HD 7870 or NVidia GTX 760 with 2GB of VRAM"

Well it sounds like it will be a great port although I'll probably wait for Totalbiscuit port report to be sure.

NarooN1743d ago

It's not a port. PC version was built from the ground up for PC.

_-EDMIX-_1742d ago

I would lean towards it being a port as its coming after the fact and I've heard nothing about it being made parallel with GTA V like Max Payne 3 was made.

With Max Payne 3, it was developed along with the PC version as another team handled the PC version, so in some respects, it isn't a port as it was made along with and not after the fact.

GTA V is very much being made after the fact as it was only announced to be made when the PS4 and XONE versions where being made. could have been made parallel, but I've read nothing to actually say otherwise. Now it could have been, I merely didn't hear that. Link?

That being said, I don't think they just remade the whole game as much as they took a longer time to create a better version as they should.

For all we know, the PC version might have been worked on since the original release.

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