Question Will a 128 MB dedicated VRAM run GTA V?

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I have GTA V. Can you tell me how much FPS will I get on the lowest settings? Low FPS isn't a problem unless it is in between 1 - 5.
 

DSzymborski

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Yup, we'll need all the specs to be able to provide any help. While I'm strongly inclined to think "not a chance," I don't want to make a definitive answer on a PC I know absolute nothing about other than the dedicated VRAM. It's a bit like asking for help with your car and only telling people that it has four tires.
 

Metal Messiah.

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128MB of dedicated VRAM ? Which card is this ? That's too low for GTA5, and it is below the minimum recommended specs as well. I doubt you might be able to play the game, even on a very low resolution screen. 1GB is the minimum.

Minimum System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive
Recommended System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive
 
Feb 6, 2019
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Processor
Intel Core i5-2410M
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 3000, 8.15.10.2342
Memory
4096 MB, Nanya Technology, DDR3-1333, 667 MHz, max. 8 GB, 2 slots
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LED backlight
Mainboard
Intel ID0104
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT-22HXZT1, 500 GB, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
 

prince_xaine

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128MB of dedicated VRAM ? Which card is this ? That's too low for GTA5, and it is below the minimum recommended specs as well. I doubt you might be able to play the game, even on a very low resolution screen. 1GB is the minimum.

Minimum System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive
Recommended System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive
Minimum system specifications are just a base line, you can usually play games well below the system specifications (such as on a LGA775 dual core system when it requires a 'intel core 2 Quad') VRAM is the one thing that probably wouldn't be very flexible however.
 

prince_xaine

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Processor
Intel Core i5-2410M
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 3000, 8.15.10.2342
Memory
4096 MB, Nanya Technology, DDR3-1333, 667 MHz, max. 8 GB, 2 slots
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LED backlight
Mainboard
Intel ID0104
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT-22HXZT1, 500 GB, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
In your computer's current state, it will not run. But I am sure you can find mods that will further lower details and the resolution to make it at least playable, but I doubt it will help very much.
 

bignastyid

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Processor
Intel Core i5-2410M
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 3000, 8.15.10.2342
Memory
4096 MB, Nanya Technology, DDR3-1333, 667 MHz, max. 8 GB, 2 slots
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LED backlight
Mainboard
Intel ID0104
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT-22HXZT1, 500 GB, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
That will not run gta v at a playable level even at the lowest settings.
 

Metal Messiah.

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Minimum system specifications are just a base line, you can usually play games well below the system specifications (such as on a LGA775 dual core system when it requires a 'intel core 2 Quad') VRAM is the one thing that probably wouldn't be very flexible however.
Obviously, I know this. But that was not the point I was trying to convey though.
 
jakethegreat908 Hello and thank for your question. Normally when a person asks whether a certain Steam game will run decently on their computer, I recommend that they simply purchase the title, and Steam refund it if the performance isn't acceptable.

However, in your case I can confidently state that the game will run horribly. I attempted to run GTA V on my Lenovo X230, which has an mobile i7 processor and no graphics card, and the performance was not-playable on the absolute lowest settings. And my business laptop's CPU and integrated graphics performance is 35 and 60% better than yours, respectively. I wish that I had better news for you.

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-3520M-vs-Intel-Core-i5-2410M/m50vs2769

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-HD-4000-Mobile-125-GHz-vs-Intel-HD-3000-Mobile-V2-13-GHz/m7653vsm7647
 

prince_xaine

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I know. But I'm using a laptop.
How much will an upgrade cost?

BTW, thanks for helping me. This is my first thread on Tom'sHardware.
It all pretty much comes down to how much you are willing to spend. You can upgrade a dell workstation desktop pc for a couple hundred USD that would play games at a decent level, or you could build your own from scratch, which usually hits around the $500 mark at minimum if you are buying decent hardware.

If you choose the lower end route (upgrading a Dell for example) it would still cost you about $300 for a good, capable machine. So in this case, it just depends on your preference and your budget. If you don't have a budget, I would recommend saving (for as long as that takes) and getting yourself a capable machine at some point. You will thank yourself later.
 

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