Garry's Mod System Requirements

Last updated: 20 October 2021

Curious if your PC can run Garry's Mod? On this page you will find Garry's Mod system requirements for PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Test your PC to see if it will run Garry's Mod or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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Garry's Mod Windows Requirements

Garry's Mod system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows XP/Vista
OS
Windows 7/8/8.1/10
Processor
Processor
2 GHz
Processor
2.5 GHz
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
1GB dedicated VRAM
DirectX
DirectX
Version 9.0c
DirectX
Version 9.0c
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
5 GB
Storage
20 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
DirectX 9 compatible
Sound Card
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
Additional Notes

Garry's Mod minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows XP/Vista operating system. Your processor should be 2 GHz or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be 512MB dedicated VRAM. You also have to have 5 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Garry's Mod for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 7/8/8.1/10. Recommended CPU would be 2.5 GHz CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 8 GB or more. And video card — 1GB dedicated VRAM.

Garry's Mod Mac Requirements

Garry's Mod system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3
OS
Latest OS X version
Processor
Processor
2 GHz
Processor
2.5 GHz
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
1GB dedicated VRAM
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
5 GB
Storage
20 GB
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
Additional Notes

As for Mac OS, Garry's Mod requirements here start with OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3 operating system. Processor needs to be at least 2 GHz. 4 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be 512MB dedicated VRAM. Finally, the game needs 5 GB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is Latest OS X version. 2.5 GHz processor is recommended. Plus, 8 GB of RAM. Your video card should be 1GB dedicated VRAM.

Garry's Mod Linux Requirements

Garry's Mod system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Ubuntu 12.04
OS
Latest Ubuntu
Processor
Processor
2 GHz
Processor
2.5 GHz
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
1GB dedicated VRAM
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
5 GB
Storage
20 GB
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
Additional Notes

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Ubuntu 12.04. Processor should be 2 GHz or higher. For RAM you need 4 GB or more. Graphics card should be 512MB dedicated VRAM or better. 15GB of free disk space is a must.

For Linux recommended requirements, use Latest Ubuntu. As for the processor/CPU, use 2.5 GHz or equivalent. Add 8 GB or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have 1GB dedicated VRAM graphics card.

Game Details

Garry's Mod is a physics sandbox. There aren't any predefined aims or goals. We give you the tools and leave you to play.

Release date
29 November, 2021
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, Co-op, Cross-Platform Multiplayer, PvP, Online PvP, LAN PvP, Online Co-op, LAN Co-op
Genres
Indie, Simulation
Supported languages
English*, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese - Brazil, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Facepunch Studios
Publishers
Valve
Official website
gmod.facepunch.com
Support website
support.facepunchstudios.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Garry's Mod?

You would be able to run Garry's Mod on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: 512MB dedicated VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 5 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
  • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: 512MB dedicated VRAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 5 GB
  • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: 512MB dedicated VRAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 5 GB
  • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

Can I play Garry's Mod with 3 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Garry's Mod. The minimum RAM is 4 GB.

Can I play Garry's Mod with 4 GB of RAM?

Yes, Garry's Mod can run with 4 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does Garry's Mod need?

You need at least 4 GB of RAM to run Garry's Mod on PC, but 8 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 4 GB, with 8 GB recommended.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 4 GB minimum, and 8 GB recommended.

What processor do I need for Garry's Mod?

2 GHz is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Garry's Mod.

How many GB is Garry's Mod?

At least 5 GB of disk space is required to install Garry's Mod on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Garry's Mod?

You need 512MB dedicated VRAM or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Garry's Mod?

Windows XP/Vista or newer.

What DirectX do I need to run Garry's Mod?

Version 9.0c or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Garry's Mod on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Garry's Mod on my Mac?

Yes, Garry's Mod supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: 512MB dedicated VRAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 5 GB
  • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

Can I run Garry's Mod on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Garry's Mod on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Garry's Mod release date?

Garry's Mod release date is 29 November, 2021.

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