The GTA Trilogy PC requirements are finally here

The remastered Grand Theft Auto games are going to need more PC power than most expected.

If you ever needed any proof that things have come a long way since 2005 when Rockstar Games released GTA: San Andreas on the PC, look no further than the system requirements for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition.

You'll need a fairly powerful PC if you want to run enjoy the remastered GTA games at their fullest.

Back then, you only needed 384MB worth of RAM and a GeForce 6 graphics card, at most, to enjoy San Andreas at its fullest. These days, you're going to need far more if you want to relive all those memories with CJ and the Grove Street Families.

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What kind of PC do you need to return the remastered GTA trilogy?

These are the three games that started it all for the GTA franchise.

If you were expecting to run the remastered classic GTA games on a $500 gaming PC, we have bad news for you. In 2021, you're going to need a much more expensive and powerful PC if you'd like to run the remastered titles. The good news is that the requirements aren't exactly unreasonable, all things considered.

For example, for the graphics card, you'll need either a GeForce GTX 760 or a Radeon R9 280, both of which can be had for fairly cheap these days. However, for optimal performance, Rockstar recommends having a GTX 970 or an RX 570, which aren't easy to come by at retail prices. Still, these aren't half-bad, especially since the games will only require 45GB of free space.

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Unfortunately, Rockstar still hasn't clarified if PC gamers can install the three remastered games separately or if they'll have to install all three together.

Here's a complete list of the GTA: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition system requirements:


  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • Disk: 45GB


  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2700K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
  • Disk: 45GB

In other GTA-related news, Rockstar still hasn't announced if Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition is coming to Steam. However, a recent rumor suggests that this is indeed the case. Meanwhile, Rockstar has confirmed that San Andreas is headed to the Xbox Game Pass at launch with GTA III coming to PS Now in December.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is based in the Philippines. He is a lifelong gamer and a PC hardware enthusiast. He builds and repairs laptops and computers for friends and family in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.