Update: PC System Requirements

By Chris | 23rd Apr 2005 at 01:19 GMT in San Andreas | 15 Comments

I just received an email a few minutes ago from Chris Faylor from Gaming-Age, we reported about their article in an earlier news post.

They listed the minimum system requirements in the article, and I also mentioned in my post that they got the release date wrong... tut tut.

Well Chris emailed me with this:

Hey Chris,

Just wanted to let you know that the minimum specs posted alongside

our preview came straight from Rockstar. They also sent along some

recommended specs, in case you're interested. And yea, looks like we

goofed on the release date, I'll work on getting that fixed.


1GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon Processor

256 MB of RAM

8 speed DVD-ROM Drive

3.6 GB of free Hard Disk space for a minimal install

64 MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce3" or better)

DirectX 9 compatible Stereo Sound Card




Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP processor (or better)

384(+) MB of RAM

16 speed DVD-ROM drive

4.7 GB of free Hard Disk space for a full install

128(+) MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce4" or better)

DirectX 9 compatible Surround Sound Card

Game pad with twin axis analog controls (USB or Joystick Port)





Gaming Age Online

So we're the first fansite to have these specs, and they look a pretty logical increase in technology from Vice City so I'm quite sure these are real. I've put them on the System Requirements page for easier viewing.

If you haven't got the recommended hardware then I recommend you get it in order to heighten your gaming experience!

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Oscar 23rd April, 2005 @ 04:58 - Permalink

Nice, I have them, I doubt I will be able to play it at the higher resolution, but I am almost sure I will be able to play it at a decent fps

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Adriaan 23rd April, 2005 @ 10:58 - Permalink

Nice, made news on gtasanandreas.net!

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Chris 23rd April, 2005 @ 13:23 - Permalink

Yeah, because since I'm kind and not a selfish webmaster I decided to notify a few other webmsters, it's just not a lot of other sites have put it up yet.

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mr man 23rd April, 2005 @ 19:11 - Permalink

You need a mouse and a keyboard for it, that's mad :wacko: .

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Kayo 23rd April, 2005 @ 19:46 - Permalink

Awesome , I have the reccomanded requirements and I also got the minimal requirements on my old pc aswell. Hopefully the game will run on high detail smoothly :thumbsup:

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Righty 23rd April, 2005 @ 20:17 - Permalink

All I need to do is get a decent video card and I'm ready to play. Just having a vide ocard would be nice. Not this intergrated video

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Oscar 24th April, 2005 @ 01:34 - Permalink

I have a geforce fx5200, a crappy card, but is in the recommended range

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Chris 24th April, 2005 @ 02:41 - Permalink

Feel the need to post my computer specs ^_^

Microsoft Windows XP Professional w/ SP2


Intel Pentium 4 1.70GHz

1024MB (1 GB) RAM

Graphics: ATi Radeon 9600XT 256MB (this is actually not too bad)

Sound: Creative SoundBlaster Live

Other Stuff:

Standard Floppy Disk Drive

DVD Re-writer

CD Re-writer

Dazzle DVC 80 video capture thingy (for getting screens from my ps2 games)

6 USB Ports

I also have a 40GB HDD with with RedHat Linux 8 on it :)

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Oscar 24th April, 2005 @ 04:00 - Permalink


P4 2.0 ghz

160 gb HD

512 mb of RAM PC2100

Nvidia geforce fx 5200 (bad but enough)

6 channels crappy sound card

LG 16x DVD drive

LG 52x24x52 cd burner

6 USB 2.0 ports

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thinroad 28th April, 2005 @ 09:39 - Permalink

woo! thanks for the info Chris (Both Chris')

darn 64mb ati radeon mobility 9700. hope it can run it good.

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Akuma 28th April, 2005 @ 11:55 - Permalink

I'm wondering if a Radeon 9000 pro would run it? It's (the card) is acting up on GTA3 but doesn't on VC. Just wondering.

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Chris 28th April, 2005 @ 16:44 - Permalink

How much MB has that card got? and if it runs VC it'll probably run SA alright.

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MaxPayne 28th April, 2005 @ 16:54 - Permalink

I think he's either got 64mb or 128mb there the only two the cards are available on

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Adriaan 28th April, 2005 @ 18:23 - Permalink

I have the ATI Radeon X600 XT. Will it work? I sure hope so..

lol ofcourse it will!!!!!

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sadhappy 19th May, 2005 @ 17:53 - Permalink

hello,everybody! I'm chinese.I wait this gta-sa too.and it'is AM 1:52 now.which country is this forum in?