Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements: Spec out your Decks

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of those games. The games people watch and wait on. The ones we need the sysreqs for before we can upgrade our rigs. CD Projekt Red has finally published its minimum and recommended requirements for the game and they’re… not terrible. But they’re not the whole story, either.

Cyberpunk 2077 RTX

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows 7 or Windows 10 with DX12 (64-bit)
  • Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3 GB or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 70 GB storage (SSD recommended)

Recommended Specs

  • Windows 10 with DX12 (64-bit)
  • Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 Fury
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 70 GB SSD storage

Even pretty old computers should be able to run Cyberpunk 2077 at its most basic settings, and you can get what CD Projekt Red considers the best general experience from the game with what is still a pretty inexpensive rig. As TomsHardware notes, CDPR is a little light on the information here. The first set of specs are for “Low settings and 1080p gaming” while the second are for “high and 1080p.” That doesn’t mention anything about frame rate for example.

But Raytracing

There’s also the fact that CDPR and Nvidia have touted Cyberpunk 2077 as a posterchild for raytracing for quite some time now. It seems strange, then, that the developer would recommend playing the game with a GTX card. CDPR could come out later with a set of “Best Quality” requirements that lay out what CPU and GPU you’ll want for the premium experience. This seems like something the company would release after AMD reveals its next generation of GPUs, which will feature raytracing for the first time.

The real recommended specs for the designer experience will likely involve an RTX 30-series card or AMD RX 6000-series card, a 10th-Gen Intel Core-i7 or AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 3 CPU, at least 16 GB of RAM, and maybe even an NVMe SSD if you really want to be careful.

We’ll have a better idea of what Cyberpunk 2077 can actually do with current and older hardware when it releases for the PC, as well as Xbox and PlayStation’s current and upcoming platforms on November 19, 2020.

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