GTA 4 System Requirements

The official minimum system requirements you need to play GTA 4 – find out if your PC or laptop is powerful enough to run GTA 4 without issues!

GTA 4 System Requirements

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GTA 4 (also GTA IV) is the fourth major game in the best-selling Grand Theft Auto series developed and published by Rockstar, released in 2008 for PC and gaming consoles to unanimous critical acclaim.

Set in a fictionalized New York and following GTA fan favorite Niko Bellic, GTA 4 is yet another immersive Rockstar-designed world where players can roam freely, customize their character, and dive head-first into a thrilling plot of high-stakes heist missions.

Now considered a classic, Grand Theft Auto 4 can be run on most modern gaming PCs, requiring less powerful PC specs than the vast majority of new games – despite the large open world of GTA 4.

Still, if you’re wondering whether your gaming PC fits the bill, here are the system requirements you need to run and play GTA 4.

Minimum System Requirements – Rockstar

Straight from Rockstar’s support page, these are the minimum requirements you need to run and play GTA 4 on your PC:

  • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 2GB of RAM
  • Free Hard Drive Space: 22GB
  • Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c Compliant Card
  • Sound Card: Windows-Compatible

Minimum System Requirements – Steam

On GTA 4’s Steam page, the minimum system requirements are slightly different but along the same lines in terms of PC power:

  • OS: Windows 7 (plus Service Pack 1)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 1.5GB
  • Graphics: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c Compliant Card
  • Hard Drive: 22GB of Hard Disc Space
  • Sound Card: 5.1 Channel Audio Card


The hardware listed above is dated against modern standards, so it goes without saying that any PC specs that are newer and more powerful than the above requirements will be enough to play GTA 4 – and even run it at higher graphical settings, with or without mods.

In fact, gamers will find that most modern PCs and laptops will be able to run GTA 4, since modern PC and laptop specs meet and exceed the minimum system requirements listed above.

So, if you’re looking to play GTA 4 for the first time or revisit the world of Liberty City for a nostalgic second playthrough, chances are your PC will be enough to play the game without experiencing performance issues.

Andrew is one of three co-founders of BGFG, the parent company of PC Guide. A keen gamer and PC enthusiast, Andrew dabbles in a bit of writing sometimes - when he gets the chance to!