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GTA Remaster Trilogy: Higher system requirements than GTA 5, but why only?

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GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas are being remastered. The leaked hardware requirements are higher than for GTA 5 – How can that be?

After leaks and rumours already predicted the remake of the three GTA classics 3, Vice City and San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitve Edition has been officially announced in the meantime, the leakers are now focusing on the details. For example, the system requirements of the remaster trilogy are said to have been leaked. And they are even significantly higher than for GTA 5.

Before you fall off your feet: The system requirements of GTA 5 are very low from today’s perspective. And even at the time of the PC release in 2015, they were already considered manageable.

(You can find all information on the GTA Remaster Trilogy in our compact overview article)

Graphics card with 4 GB video memory is enough

Dataminer alloc8or was able to pull the following data from an update of the Rockstar Games Launcher, so there is little doubt about its authenticity:

Minimum system requirements:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2700K / AMD FX-6300
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2,0 GByte / AMD Radeon R9 280 3,0 GByte
  • Memory: 8.0 GByte
  • Memory: 45.0 GByte
  • Operating system: Windows 10

Recommended System Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4,0 GByte / AMD Radeon RX 570 4,0 GByte
  • Memory: 16.0 GB
  • Memory: 45.0 GB
  • Operating system: Windows 10

While 8.0 GBytes of RAM are recommended for GTA 5, 16.0 GBytes are recommended for the Remaster Trilogy. The video memory should be 4.0 GB instead of 2.0 GB.

With regard to the recommended processors, a six-year-old mid-range CPU from Intel with the Core i5-6600K is sufficient, but from AMD it should be a Ryzen 5 2600 from 2018. Overall, the system requirements for the Remaster Trilogy are nevertheless manageable.

There is also already a first official announcement trailer for the GTA Remaster Trilogy:

Why are the system requirements higher than for GTA 5?

The officially still unconfirmed system requirements seem coherent from our point of view. The fact that they are higher than for GTA 5 might have a simple technical reason:

Remasters are usually based on the technical framework of the original game, which means the original code remains essentially unchanged, usually only the graphics are improved. If necessary, minor improvements are also made and the game is reworked to such an extent that it runs on newer hardware.

However, larger optimisations and adaptations to current PC components are usually difficult or impossible to realise. Therefore, a lot of performance often falls by the wayside and the system requirements are correspondingly higher than one would expect.

What do you think? Are the system requirements reasonable or too high? Or should we rather wait and see what the remaster trilogy looks like in the end? Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments!

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