Here Is The Hardware Rockstar Recommends For GTA V At 4K

There's no doubt that GTA V is going to look superb when it lands on PC in a few days. How superb, though, is completely dependent on the gruntiness of your machine. Rockstar's no slouch when it comes to providing players with options to tweak, but if you want all those sliders on "ultra", here are the specs the developer has in mind.

In a chat with PC Gamer's Phil Savage, Rockstar's Kevin Hoare mentions that while all systems will be catered for, those who want to eternally break the spirit of their PC will need to be decked to the gills.

Sure, at 1080p and 60fps, you can make do with a 2GB, mid-to-high range graphics card — either an AMD HD7870 or NVIDIA GTX 660. If you want to crank it up to 3840 x 2160 (like the screenshot above), you're going to require something a little special:

"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." As for the 4K at 60 frames-per-second, that'll require a "high-end SLI or Crossfire setup."

Not all of us can afford to constantly upgrade our PCs — heck, I'm still running a now-gurgling 560 Ti from early 2011. For those of you rocking high-end dual-card setups, I eagerly await stories of melting desktops and exploding tower internals.

Oh, and pretty screen caps.

What you'll need to run GTA 5 PC in 4K [PC Gamer]


Comments

    Wait, 30fps ONLY requires a 760?!

      30 FPS at 4K no less.

      I don't think this game is going to be repeating GTAIV's poor PC optimization.

      Last edited 11/04/15 12:12 pm

        gta 4's pc specs weren't over the top and it ran like crap. i'll wait and see how it plays before making up my mind

      The engine is highly optimised. The X360 and PS3 versions were surprisingly good looking considering how old their respective hardware was. If they can pull that off on relatively ancient console hardware, it should run great on PC.

      If that is true this is highly optimized as i would have thought at least a 770

    Plus a tv or monitor that can take 4K at 60Hz. My 4K TV can't do 4K at 60Hz because it only has HDMI 1.4 ports, higher end TV's have 2.0 ports but they cost over $2k.

    I hope the game has an unlocked FPS, my TV can do 1440p at 60Hz but every game i try has that resolution locked to 30Hz and it annoys the crap out of me.

    The requirements for 1080p/60Hz and 4K/30Hz both state AMD HD7870 whereas the Nvidia card is a different tier. Typo?

    Planning to get a 980 GTX OC soon, that better be good enough. I actually have 2x 290x atm but because I also use linux, their no good. Couple that with the failure that is Freesync (big flop launch), yeah going back to Nvidia.

    Oh and couple that with shitty Raptr, AMD has just pulled all the ropes as of lately to piss me off. Even my AMD CPU has been giving me issues in Linux (doesn't support turbo function under linux?!)

      You won't regret getting a 980. I got a EVGA CLASSIFIED GTX 980 a few weeks ago and it is an absolute beast! I would recommend the EVGA SuperOverclock instead if you're not a keen overclocker.

        I would suggest getting the Galax Hof edition if you are going to get a 980 now. It has better framerates when overclocked. I have a G1 Gaming edition 980 and the Hof edition beats it by upto 5 fps even overclocked.

    I'm curious if they left out the part where you need to set every other option to the absolute lowest...

      You don't think that's covered by the words "at minimum"?

        No, I don't.

        Because if you read the "at minimum" in the context it was actually stated, it is a clear comment on nothing more than what card you supposedly need to hit those fps marks.

        The statement lacks any information whatsoever about the actually quality of the image you would be seeing at said fps marks.

        Last edited 12/04/15 6:22 pm

          It seems pretty clear to me. Minimum requirements are always at the lowest game settings, it's hardly secret developer language.

            Hmmm, actually the recommended specs are gtx660/7870 (I suppose for 1080p) -> https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/203428177-Grand-Theft-Auto-V-PC-System-Specs . Is it recommended for Min Settings 1080p 60Fps , or Max Settings 1080p 60Fps ? Normally it's the second one.

              Recommended specs vary between developers but they don't usually describe the minimum settings. Often they won't describe max settings either though, but something respectable in the high range.

    Cool, haven't actually played GTA V yet and considering I have a high end PC that I barely ever use I should probably throw this at it!

      Sounds like a good plan. I wouldn't say i have a high end PC but it's still an i7 930 @ 3.8 watercooled with a GTX980 so i am sure it will run fine upto 1440p
      Currently i have been enjoying Dark Souls with 4k DSR with the mod. Hard to believe it is the same game that was originally released.

      Last edited 13/04/15 11:13 pm

    Wow i just finished it on PS4 and i have to say that this game is AMAZING!!

    i will write some review later but here are quick pros and cons:

    PROS:

    Gorgeous, intricately-detailed world

    Heist missions are a blast to plan and execute

    Three character dynamic works a treat

    Massive, varied and detailed world

    Brilliantly varied missions stick in the mind

    CONS:

    THERE ARE NO CONS

    i am game tester from this site http://gamereviewjob.tk/ and i can recommend it to EVERYONE!!!!

    Wow i just finished it on PC and i have to say that this game is REALLY WONDERFUL !!

    i will write some review later but here are quick pros and cons:

    PROS:

    Gorgeous, intricately-detailed world

    Heist missions are a blast to plan and execute

    3 character dynamic works a treat

    Massive, varied and detailed world

    Brilliantly varied missions stick in the mind

    CONS:

    THERE ARE NO CONS

    i am game tester from this site http://gamereviewjob.tk/ and i can recommend it to EVERYONE!!!!

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