Everything you need to know about GTA V on PC

GTA V is finally out on PC on April 14th, around 18 months after the game’s original release on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Our original estimates of a six to eight month wait were a little off!

Over the last two years we’ve written a lot about GTA V, and to mark the release of the PC version, here’s a collection of the best and most useful articles about the game. We never doubted Rockstar would deliver eventually, though some people were skeptical!

This PC version of Rockstar’s GTA V promises to be the best looking of the lot – if your PC specs are high enough, this is going to be a beautiful looking game. The improvements between the last generation and current generation console versions were huge, and really made the state of San Andreas shine. With a possible 60FPS at 1080p, longer draw distances, more wildlife, heavier traffic and improved lighting effects, GTA V for PC will be the definitive version.

Watch the 60 frames per second PC trailer for GTA V:

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Check below for the minimum and recommended PC specifications.

Here’s our original review. While there are plenty of technical improvements with the PC version, the basic story, gameplay and atmosphere remains the same. I was really impressed back in 2013, and even more so with the next gen version released a year later.

GTA V hints and tips:

Ten tips to complete missions

How to make cash quickly and easily

How to change characters

GTA Online hints and tips:

How to make cash quickly in GTA V Online

5 things you need to know about GTA Online

5 tips to level up quickly in GTA Online

GTA V features:

Rockstar Editor: Making movies is easy

The evolution of GTA

Watch the first first mission of GTA V

New first person mode makes GTA V more controversial

And hey, parents, don’t be fooled into thinking GTA V is ‘just a game’, it is absolutely not for kids. Find out more here.

Minimum PC 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: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)

Hard Drive: 65 GB available space

Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible

Recommended PC 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: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB

Hard Drive: 65 GB available space Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible

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