Tech&Specs GTA: San Andreas


GTA: San Andreas Technical Improvements and System Specs(PC)

On this page you will see not only the graphical improvements of the coming GTA game, but also the predicted system specs for PC users.

Any rumor about some older PS2 models not being compatible with the game's DVD are false. Rockstar stated that they're making a game which will run on all PS2 consoles.

Graphics improvements:
  • Overhauled graphics engine means crisper quality, realistic shadowing and reflections, and independent day- and night-time models.
  • New shadow system - "radiosity lighting"
  • New foliage and plant design - "procedural rendering".
  • A number of breakable small objects are present in the game (fences, barrels, etc.). This is a huge improvement, but it also puts the strain on the graphic engine.
  • The draw distance is now twice that of Vice City in urban areas and 4 times that of VC in the countryside.
Minimum(predicted) PC specs:
Minimum minimorum (not sure if the game will run on this config):
Operating System: Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
Processor: Pentium PIII 800 MHz Processor or AMD Athlon
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce? or ATI Radeon? 7000 or higher
CD-ROM: 4X or Faster
Of course, you need a mouse, a keyboard, speakers and, oh, yes - preferably a monitor, too. Just in case, you know. And don't forget to plug in and switch the power on before playing.
Recommended (by me):
Operating System: Windows XP
Processor: CPU Pentium 4 2.4GHz or Athlon 2200
Video Card: Geforce FX 5700 or Radeon 9600 or higher
CD-ROM: CDRom 52x or DVD Rom 16x
By Mister V

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FBIagent May 5, 2007, 07:34 am
one more word, my PC's window is the newest windows...............................
'Windows Vista'
FBIagent May 5, 2007, 07:32 am
well my machine is Intel Core 2 Duo 3.2GHz with 5GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce Quadro FX2500, im also an Athlonx2..............
beefers1 Apr 27, 2007, 10:06 pm
Oh, and by the way, my machine is a Pentium D 2.8GHz with 2GB RAM and 256MB Ge-Force 7300LE. His is an Athlon 64 x2, also with 2GB RAM but with integrated Intel GMA graphics (256MB)
beefers1 Apr 27, 2007, 10:03 pm
Hey, I have a problem with my game. The mouse controls don't seem to work, even though i set the controls to "Keyboard/Mouse". So I'm stuck with the keyboard manual gun aim system, which isn't half as good as the mouse aim, especially with weapons with first-person (completely manual) aiming. Can someone help me? Oh, and my friend also has the same problem on his computer, running Vice City. We tried GTA3, but on both computers the mouse controls worked perfectly.
Babbo123 Oct 31, 2006, 05:07 pm
if you want a good game i no this is gta san andreas but the next best just has to be the new just cause. a masively huge big map... took me bout 1 hour to drive cross map... good graphics, 89 land sea and air viechles, tones of different weapons, to many missions. ive had it for about a week and i dont think im anywhere near 100% complete, playing it for 6 hours each day. i truely recomend it! (!)HAPPY HALLOWEEN(!)
olddocks Nov 2, 2005, 08:51 am
guys, never i had played such a game like san andreas. I just completed all missions of san andreas. it really is as close to reality in ultimate graphical world.
PauLuS Sep 13, 2005, 08:25 pm
replays on the xbox are really bad... if you have a parachute it spawns at you hand. Plane wheels keep sticking out, and the blue things at the hydra dont change....
olddocks Aug 11, 2005, 01:30 pm
i have a weird trouble
people in the game are almost invisible i can see them sometimes but witouht hands or head this also happens in ingame movies

you can fix this problem with the info given here:
pizzadox Aug 6, 2005, 04:42 pm
I have problems with my GTA SA display setting.On the advanced tab,when I change the screen resolution from 800x600 32 to 1028x768 32,windows says there is an error.My graphic card is using the latest version.By the way,my graphic card is Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller.Please help me.My e-mail is
Mister Jul 30, 2005, 11:17 am
I have a problem with my sound. I'be been playing gta SA for a couple of weeks now, and all of a suden, I have a problem with my sound. I don't hear anything (no gunshots, no talking, even not the sound of a car....) Also I don't hear the sound in the mainmenu when I go with my mouse over a link (of start game, options...) I don't understand it, and it doesn't stop... Please help.

P.S.: I have a a creative soundblaster live 5.1
Henodus Jul 6, 2005, 07:32 am
if you really want the real recommended specs just visit the rockstars homepage (Nvidia ge-force 6 is what they recommend)
robyleyes Jul 1, 2005, 04:04 pm
why on the minimum system req. is win98 and winme... does it work for those OS??????
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