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]