Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition leaked PC specs are higher than GTA 5

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, Oct 18, 2021 1:34 PM
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Recently, Rockstar Games officially announced remasters of some old and beloved Grand Theft Auto titles, after a long period of constant rumors and speculation. But apart from a 2021 release window, we don’t know exactly what the games will look like, and how different they will be from the original titles.

However, a member on the GTA Forums known as ‘alloc8or’, recently leaked the full achievements list for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition. And now the same user has seemingly leaked the PC system requirements, and they’re apparently higher than the now-8-years-old Grand Theft Auto V.

Of course, take this information with a grain of salt, but based on past leaks and the credibility of alloc8or, these are likely close to the final release. But that then raises a lot of questions regarding what the remasters will actually be like. So let's first take a look at the rumored PC specs for the GTA Trilogy remasters, and compare them against other modern Rockstar games.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition minimum system requirements

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition recommended system requirements

*Leaked specs included an i7-6600K. However, no i7-6600K CPU exists, so it is either an i5-6600K or i7-6700K, but we've gone for the latter. This could be a mistake, or it could be a blatant reason why these specs are fake. We're not really sure right now though based on alloc8or's previous leaks and credibility.

As you can see, the system requirements aren’t exactly very high, but how they compare against other Rockstar titles is very interesting. For instance, both the minimum and recommended specs are higher than Grand Theft Auto V, and just a bit lower than Red Dead Redemption 2, which suggests we might be seeing similar graphics quality to those titles.

GTA Trilogy Remaster specs comparison:

Minimum:

GTA 5 GTA Trilogy Remasters Red Dead Redemption 2
OS Windows 7 Windows 10 Windows 7
CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600AMD Phenom 9850 Intel Core i7-2700KAMD FX-6300 Intel Core i5-2500KAMD FX-6300
GPU Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTAMD Radeon HD 4870 Nvidia GeForce GTX 760AMD Radeon R9 280 Nvidia GeForce GTX 770AMD Radeon R9 280
RAM 4GB 8GB 8GB
Storage 72GB 45GB 150GB

Recommended:

GTA 5 GTA Trilogy Remasters Red Dead Redemption 2
OS Windows 8 Windows 10 Windows 10
CPU Intel Core i5-3470AMD FX-8350 Intel Core i5-6600KAMD Ryzen 5 2600 Intel Core i7-4770KAMD Ryzen 5 1500X
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 660AMD Radeon HD 7870 Nvidia GeForce GTX 970AMD Radeon RX 570 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060AMD Radeon RX 480
RAM 8GB 16GB 12GB
Storage 72GB 45GB 150GB

On the other hand, Rockstar has removed the original GTA games from Steam (GTA 3, GTA San Andreas, and GTA Vice City), and calling the new trilogy the ‘Definitive Editions’ that will replace the old versions, suggests something closer to the graphics of the original games. But they're also coming to iOS and Android, which again contradicts the kind of graphics quality we might expect from these leaked specs.

But the leaker also revealed some interesting details about the remasters, with a paragraph seemingly ripped straight out of a private press release: “Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updated for a new generation,” it says.

Now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with all new levels of detail.

It’s all a bit confusing really. As either we’re getting proper remasters with the same graphics quality as GTA 5 (which would probably move more towards remake territory), or these will be horribly unoptimized builds. That, or there’s something Rockstar’s not telling us, and our money’s on the latter…

What do you think? Are you excited for the GTA Trilogy Remasters? How do you feel about the leaked system requirements above? Do you think they’re real? And if so, what can we expect from the remasters? Let us know!

Do you think these specs are real or fake?

Do you think the GTA Trilogy Remasters will be close to GTA 5 or RDR2 graphics?

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09:24 Oct-23-2021

After watching the trailer I don't its even close to gtav so in my opinion the specs are fake.

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19:51 Oct-19-2021

Since they are remasters and removing the original from steam, they better be free to those who already own the original games, like me!

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12:35 Oct-21-2021

Oh yes, I actually own GTA SA, but not the other games. Got SA for free with IV, but I never played it via steam, as I already finished it on the PS2.


But I highly doubt it'll be free for the people owning the games already. So much effort to remaster from the ground up rather than the updated port we have (that contains old bugs).

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19:10 Oct-19-2021

somewhat close to gta5, but no where near rdr2.

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17:44 Oct-19-2021

dafug 2700k on a single level like a fx 6300!?!? What the hell?

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07:53 Oct-19-2021

Its a definitive edition aka a remaster not a remake(those take effort). Im expecting quality of life, bug fixes, graphics touch up.

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23:26 Oct-18-2021

It really could be anything, Those specs could indicate that they are actually working on solid upgrades in terms of graphics and gameplay stuff. Or they could be just because it is poorly optimized mess. In any case, they also could be fake. Or maybe intentions of one of now dead fork that got leaked. Or perhaps even just placeholder. We just don't really know anything solid and without that, one can only guess. Though CPU requirements are bit suspicious, but they also could be purely based on San Andreas and its big map, it still kind of feels high considering how GTA V and RDR2 are doing well with less. Then again, it could be just placeholder and they rather put it above what they will actually require. So it is back to really knowing nothing.


But basically it can really go three ways. Either it will be "lazy" remaster, meaning doing few simple things to make it run on modern hardware and few improvements. It could be more proper remaster, bringing games in modern time with some more major improvements, while keeping still the same gameplay and feel. Or it could be closer to remake, doing some major improvements. But without any proper official information, we just can't know which one it is.


So my stance on it as simple as ever, looking forward to see more and no preorders. I do hope it will be one of better remasters, but I also won't really get invested before we learn more, so whatever, I can wait till release and reviews.

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08:30 Oct-20-2021

Weren't these "Definitive Editions" going to be made on Unreal Engine 4?

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18:20 Oct-20-2021

So rumors say, I am bit surprised it isn't their own RAGE, Rockstar Advanced Game Engine, but there might have been difficulties porting it or Unreal Engine just was easier option. Since all three use RenderWare as engine and I am not sure how hard or easy direct porting is between the two. Plus RenderWare is third party engine they replaced with RAGE since GTA4, which is Rockstar owned. So it probably was easier to license Unreal, plus it likely was more versatile option, since Unreal is built to be licensed.


Or that launcher thing was just placeholder or there to mislead. Like Rockstar knows people will tear apart anything to find information about future releases. It wouldn't be inconceivable to imagine them putting few fake strings as placeholders. But if that is the case, it obviously leaves RAGE as newer engine. Though engine doesn't really matter to me, as long as it is not old one. Both Unreal and RAGE are more than capable of producing great looking games. Either way, can't wait till we actually learn more officially.

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22:58 Oct-18-2021

Either its very unoptimized or very low-end hardware wasn't made available for testing. The CPU specs are higher than RDR2. Well this trilogy better be GTA 6 in disguise then.

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15:33 Oct-18-2021

If this is really the real specs, it would be stupid for Rockstar not to support Core 2 Quad processors and AMD phenoms, that fx 6300 processor I don't know why they always put it in the minimum requirements maybe to support avx and SSE 4.1 and 4.2, but let them keep in mind that Games as soon as they are cracked will work on old processors, Mafia Definitive has reached an average of 40 frames with 1080 resolution with Phenoms X4 and X6, the phenoms are completely different with modern graphics cards such as gtx 950 and higher, and I know it causes a bottleneck but there Something has changed with the presence of the DirectX 12 library

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15:56 Oct-18-2021

Bro phenoms and core 2 duos / quads are just so outdated and not a lot of people are using them for gaming anyway or heavy gaming at least, i dont see why they would spend time optimizing those games for over 12 year old processors

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16:45 Oct-18-2021

Because they design it based on the number of threads and real cores, just because there is a task that phenom II X4 can't in the 30 frames they cancel it completely, and I assure you when it comes down in the worst case 22 frames or 25 according to my experience,


I will tell you, I don't stick to it, let the low income They play in the light of this crisis, the only game that the Phenom couldn't run its galaxies is cyberbugs 2077, in the city of Night City just where is the overcrowding, when you go to the sparsely populated neighborhoods, the frames go above 30 easily, there are several factors that contributed to its survival,


it's DirectX 12 library Agility after 2019, I know very well that these processors are obsolete, but just put the real requirements, if they can't, it's very easy to remove those instructions that come in the beginning I mean SSE 4.1 and SSE 4.2, it's easier than you expect, as they do With AVX, EA took it out of Mass Effects Legendery, the other Horzion zero dawn was also abandoned, Cyberpunk 2077 is causing it those bugs I mean AVX, maybe because of the inexperience of the development team in it I say maybe, try getting a phenom processor and try Ben Unpack the new games in it provided that it is placed with a graphics card of no less than gtx 950, a game like back 4 blood, play it simply and you can play from 47 and above up to 85 frames, why in the final version they put Denuvo and then set high minimum requirements to run it, then


Why are you putting an open beta version for people to try? Isn't that a shame? The developers of New World have set very real requirements. Phenom confirms it for the umptee , excuse me, I love betting . sorry for talking too much, my friend

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04:37 Oct-19-2021

its not based just upon the number of threads, it's also based on the efficiency of the threads. clock for clock, core 2/ phenom 2 have nothing compared to 5-year-old CPUs. they would have to be at 6ghz minimum and they would still not have the thread efficiency to be comparable to 1st gen ryzen of 6th gen core i.

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13:42 Oct-20-2021

I don't compare it, ask programmers how to program their games, I put a lot of videos and a lot is unbelievable, I am not sticking to these processors, but you can experiment and judge, I just left this processor for about 3 years without playing anything on it, just football games , then after a while when you bought gtx 960 screen passed everything changed , you can search for the topic of directx 12 agility library and its relation to this , then what , far cry 5 is working rdr2 33 avg frames 1080p with benchmark, tales of arise , game like Resident evil village got It has 60 fixed frames with 900p, bless Unleashed also gives you great frames to play 1080p, you can investigate the matter, just get a phenom ii x4 or x6 processor, install a graphics card like GTX 950 or higher, forget something about the formula game with high settings 58 on the benchmark, what do you think and is this a lie, again i'm not a fan of these processors, just that they exaggerate too much requirements in order to milk the pockets with the hardware companies

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17:34 Oct-19-2021

Nowadays those CPUs are probably only used for retro PC gaming

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23:54 Oct-19-2021

Those CPUs are very much outdated nowadays.

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14:02 Oct-18-2021

Well one is a PS3/Xbox 360/7th gen game from 2013, the other are a brand new, although remade, games that will come out in 2022, it'd be funny if they had lower requirements.


Plus the recommended requirements are very low anyway.

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