Updated: GTA V PC Pre-Release Round Up

Update 1 – Grand Theft Auto V will actually be launching today!. The title is set to release today at 7PM ET/ 4PM PT.

No more set backs or delays, GTA V is coming to PC tomorrow. For real this time, the boxes are in the stores and people are ready to download. Here is what you need to know for tomorrow’s release.

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First off, you will need to meet the minimum specifications just to run the game. Thanks to our Keith Mitchell, here they are:

Minimum specifications:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Memory: 4GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB

Recommended specifications:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
Memory: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB.


Update 2 – New Nvidia drivers have been released for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V release. The drivers have been updated that includes SLI support

“Just in time for the highly anticipated title Grand Theft Auto V, this new GeForce Game Ready driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience,” Nvidia wrote. “With support for GeForce SLI technology and one-click game setting optimizations within GeForce Experience, you’ll have the best possible performance and image quality during gameplay.”

The updated drivers include optimizations for the following Nvidia cards;

GeForce 900 Series:

GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960

GeForce 700 Series:

GeForce GTX TITAN Z, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710, GeForce GT 705

GeForce 600 Series:

GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605

GeForce 500 Series:

GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510

GeForce 400 Series:

GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420

For more info on the Nvidia 350.12 drivers, hit up the follow release notes – here.

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Secondly, GTA V for the PC is huge! The game will download as a 65 GB download or be installed using 7 disk!

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Third and last of all, the PC version is getting what is called the Rockstar Editor. A new feature that lets you basically create your own movies using in game footage. Below is the announcement video that will better explain the new feature:

The PC version of GTA V is expected to be similar to the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game, just a better PC version of them. No new features, apart from the Rockstar Editor, have been announced yet, but don’t be surprised if you find a lot of new features once you start playing. GTA V on the PC officially releases tomorrow, April 14, 2015.

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Source: Reddit, TheOuterHaven, IGN

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After upgrading from an Atari 2600 to an NES on his seventh birthday, Aaron grew up on old school platformers and classic PC point and click adventure games. An IT professional by day, he freelances design, video editing, and illustration in his free time.