Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Could I run GTA V? HP ENVY 15

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1

    Could I run GTA V? HP ENVY 15


    Hey all

    So, I didn't want to resort to this and potentially waste peoples time but I really can't reach a conclusion. I'm running a HP Envy 15, (full specs below) and I can't decide whether with NVIDIA Experience optimising GTA whether I could play GTA at a decent (>25fps) framerate on medium settings or not. I've tried 'Can I run it' but whilst it says I can run minimum I'm struggling to interpret whether that means I could run it decently or not!

    System specs as follows:

    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, 4 cores, 8 logical processors
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 840M, 2GB
    Memory: 12GB DDR3

    Can anyone give me any advice? Any other specs that I should post to make it easier to decide?

    Thanks a ton,
    - Clubmeber

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit


    Yes, and very fast. The RAM you have really helps in performance. It should be about 45 FPS at an average. NVIDIA Experience shouldn't give you lag unless it does on games that are less computer demanding. High settings should work fine at 30 FPS or so (with your specs).
    It will be a lot easier to decide if you gave your OS bit size (32-Bit, 64-Bit, etc.)

    If you have a 32-Bit OS, GTA V should give you 30-40 FPS on high settings.

    If you have a 64-Bit OS, GTA V should give you 40-60 FPS on high settings.

    Hope this helps!

    -Mike
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1


    I'm running a 64-bit version of Win 8.1 So you don't think the 840m is too poor a graphics card? I carried on researching for the last hour then had the bright idea to compare my graphics card to the recommended min and it only just seemed to reach requirements! If you don't think it'll be a problem I can try it and at least anyone else following on from me will know!

    - Clubmeber
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit


    You used "CanYouRunIt.com" which is a pretty bad site to compare cards and requirements with.Can You Run It isn't very reliable, to say the least, as it puts up the specs based off of what the developers-System Requirements Lab-have thought of as an enjoyable game experience. NVIDIA has a "Is your computer ready for this game?" kind of option, and I suggest using that. However, I am hoping that somebody else can join this forum post to give a little extra info, since I haven't done any research on NVIDIA's graphics comparison with other cards, on certain games. Look into it maybe?

    I hope this helps too!

    -Mike
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1


    For the record, as an update for anyone else looking to play GTA V on a similar laptop, go for it.

    The game runs absolutely fine. I get an average of about 25FPS on medium settings all round. I play at 1600x900 for slightly higher FPS but the game runs well. Occasionally I have suffered from massive FPS drops online where it'll drop to about 5FPS but this usually only lasts about 10 seconds or less and only happens around once or twice an hour for random as yet unknown reasons. You're not going to get the full HD experience by any means. But the game is 100% playable and definitely 100% enjoyable. I've noticed the load times are excessive, occasionally taking up to about 2 minutes to first load into the game and slightly longer than average load times when completing jobs but nothing that it isn't dealable with.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Question about this game, interested in trying it, system specs definitely run it. Do you need the client from Rockstar social club to run this game ? Hate to add more clients, already have Origin and steam.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Could I run GTA V? HP ENVY 15
Related Threads
Solved Encrypt drives on HP Envy in Drivers & Hardware
I know only what I have experience with. And for this, I have none. If anyone could provide me with some options that would prevent anyone from removing my SSD or HDD from my HP Envy 17 and accessing the files on another machine, I'd appreciate it. I'm sure this is simple, but I just don't know....
Hello everyone, New to this forum and forums in general. I thank anybody who can assist with my issue in advance. My laptop has had an ongoing BSOD issue for a couple months now. Randomly, it will BSOD and the computer will restart after running a process. It will go a long periods of time...
Hello forum members. This is my first time posting and I just registered today. I have a HP Envy DV6-7245US laptop. On yesterday, out of nowhere, I get a computer crash. I used WhoCrashed(Home Edition) to analyze what happened. Below are the results. I need guidance on what I need to do to...
Hi, I live in Indonesia, and asked someone to get me the new HP Envy x2 tablet/laptop hybrid from Australia and bring it back here. I just received it last night and win 8 didn't come pre-installed. When I power on it says: Boot device not found Please install an operating system on your...
I tried installing the new 310.70 NVidia beta drivers. Now I am getting a code 43 error message. I tried uninstalling the driver and downloading the drivers which are on the HP site but I am still getting the message. Also, this is my second hp laptop with this issue. I sent back the first one for...
please help .. i am not able to install win 8 in my newly bought hp envy .. it is having 4gb ram 500gb hd, +32gb ssd... i am trying to upgrade from my win 7 hb to win 8 but aftr restarting it is showing blue screen saying your pc ran into some prblm .... i tried usb boot also // but nothing...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook