Did you just buy Grand Theft Auto 5, but you are not sure if your computer is capable of running the game? Before you start worrying about that, you should first think about what you mean by running the game. It's important to define what you mean by that before you start looking up your computer's system specification. Most computers that are manufactured after 2015 usually has a newer combination of specs and some may even have a built in integrated graphic cards installed on the computer. According to Rockstar Games, which is the creator of GTA, the recommended minimum requirement to run GTA 5 requires a graphics card. But, what if you don't have one? Is it possible to run GTA 5 without a graphics card?
The answer is yes and no. It depends on what quality you want the game to run as. You can run Grand Theft Auto 5 without graphics card. However, you may have to play it on 720p low settings to get playable frames. You might also have to tweak your settings to get better frames. Of course, the game could or would run better if you follow the recommended minimum specs requirement to run GTA 5. But, many gamers have confirmed that even following the minimum requirement does not help the game to run well enough, as it is a huge game.
In today's article, we will be providing you a guide on how to find out your computer's system specification. Then, we will be comparing it to Grand Theft Auto 5's minimum requirement to see what works best when running the game. Lastly, we will also be sharing on the expectations of running GTA 5 with a graphics card, with an integrated graphics card, as well as without a graphics card. If this is your first time learning about system specifications, keep reading as it might help you to deal with other games in the future too!
Can GTA 5 Run Without A Graphics Card?
As mentioned from above, it is possible to run Grand Theft Auto 5 without a graphics card. However, don't expect fast loading or high definition frames. The resolutions will not be in high definition when compared to running the game with a graphics card. You might also need to tweak your settings to boost graphics and frame speed. The higher the frame speed, the smoother the game will look. Keep in mind that the game is huge. Last I check, the game takes about 72GB of storage space, which is the biggest drawback of the game. So, it is recommended to get a graphics card in order for the game to run better. Right off the bat, I'd like to share some details on specs requirement that is recommended by Rockstar Games.
Find Out If Your PC Meets GTA 5's System Requirements
Are you wondering if your PC meets Grand Theft Auto 5's specs requirement? If you are new to GTA 5 and want to learn how to set up the game, we will be sharing Rockstar Games' recommended specs as well as the minimum specs to run GTA 5.
Here are the requirements for your reference:
If you are looking for a better quality of gaming experience, refer to the specs below:
- Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs)
- AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
- NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB
- AMD HD7870 2GB
- 100% DirectX 10 compatible
If you are just trying to play the game on an average computer, refer to the specs below:
- Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHZ (4 CPUs)
- AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor @ 2.5GHZ (4 CPUs)
- NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB
- AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
- 100% DirectX 10 compatible
Keep in mind that in order for the game to run smooth, you need a 4GB RAM as it is the minimum amount of memory storage needed to run Grand Theft Auto 5. You must also have at least 1GB NVIDIA 9800 GT graphics card or the NVIDIA GTX 660. There should be at least 80GB of free space in your hard disk.
How Do I Look For My Computer's Specs?
Now that you have a reference from above, I am about to teach you how to find out your computer's system specification, so that you can figure out what you are working with.
Here's what you need to do. In the Windows search bar, type in "dxdiag" and run or select the program that pops up. The program's name is DirectX Diagnostic Tool. It might ask if you want to check for digitally signed drivers, select no as you as not looking into that right now. After that, your computer specs should show on the screen.
Take note of the details that are listed below:
- Operating system
- System manufacturer
- System model
Next, your job is to compare the recommended system specs to your personal computer's specs. With that guideline, take a look at the specs and see if you are meeting whichever requirements you prefer. If your computer meets the requirements, then it should run and load with no problems.
What Can I Expect When Running GTA 5 With A Graphics Card?
If you are looking for the best gaming experience in Grand Theft Auto 5 and you are expecting 4K resolution displayed on screen, you will need high end graphics card like the 1080Ti or 2080Ti. These graphics card can render the game at 4K resolution, while providing great graphics and performance. You can also look at the game's settings while running GTA 5. From there, you can take the extra steps to edit your settings to achieve the game quality that you are looking for.
If you don't have any graphics card for your computer, you need to at least have an integrated graphics card installed in your computer in order to run the game. And then, you will be able to at least play the game at medium settings. You'll get much better frames if you have a Core i3 to i7 processor.