GTA 5 Release Date News: PC Specs To Require 16 GB Of RAM? ‘Max Payne 3’ Did! [REPORT]
Fresh off the heels of a GTA 5 PC rumor, more information has come to light regarding Rockstar's next franchise title. As we previously reported, Rockstar hasn't officially said that GTA 5 was coming to the PC, but they haven't denied it either. They've even dropped a few hints that it was coming, most notably an announcement on Steam's news feed teasing the spring 2013 release date. Lending weight to the rumor of a PC release is the fact that every game Rockstar has ever announced on Steam has come to the PC.
So, assuming GTA 5 comes to the PC, what next? What kind of hardware will you need to run the game in all it's blood-and-crime soaked glory?
A report out today on The BitBag sheds some light on what, exactly, PC users should expect if they want to run GTA 5 at full capacity. Here's the specs required to run Max Payne 3 at full capacity:
Windows 7/Vista (64 bit)
Intel i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ or AMD FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ
16GB System RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB RAM or AMD RadeonTM HD 7970 3GB RAM
Remember, those are the specs for the MAXIMUM output for 'Max Payne 3.' By comparison, here are the minimum system requirements.
Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
Intel Dual Core 3GHz or AMD equivalent
3GB System RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce 450 512MB RAM
or AMD RadeonTM HD 4870 512MB RAM
Odds are, the GTA 5 release date specs for PC will be in between the two, but we obviously won't know anything official until Rockstar says something ... um ... official.
It should be worth noting that Windows 8 has hit the market since the release of 'Max Payne 3' so it's possible that GTA 5 could require a Windows upgrade.
And if you have a Mac?
Well, you should be used to getting screwed out of good games by now. Why don't you go play Fruit Ninja again or something?
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