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Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements

Cyberpunk 2077: System Requirements, Recommended Specs And PC Setup confirmed

The Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements have been updated, and included a ton of detail. With a new and massive RPG, there are going to be tons of PC gamers looking to jump into the world of Night City. And judging from the newest Night City Wire, the game is visually stunning. All that glitz and glamour was pretty impressive, and the new DirectX 12 title will have a bunch of Ray Tracing effects to make the game feel more alive as well.

As a result of that, CD PROJEKT has released the new Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements for folks who are looking to hop into a new or upgraded PC build. Surprisingly though, this game is much easier to run than I would have thought.

If you’re the kind o person who just wants to play the game and doesn’t mind an experience which will probably be worse than the next-gen console versions of the game, there is a possible way to run this game on some pretty cheap hardware. You only need an RX 470 and FX-era 8-core CPU to get the game running in 1080p at the lowest settings. This won’t be fun, but it will be a way to play the game if you have no other options.

Although it’s very much recommended that you run the game on an SSD in all the different versions, as it’s going to be a nightmare to wait on HDD loading times. And it should help reduce pop-in a bit.

Minimum – 1080p

  • Graphics Settings – Low
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, or 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 780 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 470
  • VRAM – 3 GB
  • Storage: HDD 70 GB space required – SSD recommended

Recommended – 1080p

  • Graphics Settings – High
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD R9 Fury
  • VRAM – 6 GB
  • Storage: SSD with 70 GB of space – SSD recommended

Moving into more modern hardware and perfectly playable experience, you could jump up to a Ryzen+ CPU or a decent 4-core Haswell from Intel and have a nice CPU to run the game. THe GPU requirements are much more modernized though, as a baseline RTX 2060 or Radeon 5700 XT, both very respectable GPUs, are needed to journey into Night City at 1440p with decent visuals.

The 4K variant of the system requirements is just a bit higher, and a much bigger hit on the wallet. A 2080 SUPER is recommended to really crank all the bells and whistles, and the new 6000-series GPU is requested on AMD’s side. As long as you have 16GB of system RAM and 8GB of VRAM, you should be OK. For a CPU in 4K, a newer Ryzen 2 is very much a good idea here. Anything newer than Haswell with at least 8-core setups should be fine as well.

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High – 1440p

  • Graphics Settings – Ultra
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon 5700 XT
  • VRAM – 6 GB
  • Storage: SSD with 70 GB of space – SSD recommended

High – 2160p

  • Graphics Settings – Ultra
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080S or AMD Radeon 6800 XT
  • VRAM – 8 GB
  • Storage: SSD with 70 GB of space – SSD recommended

Ray Tracing On

Ray Tracing is where things get a lot more intense. Something like an RTX 2060, preferably SUPER, would be ideal as a starting point. If you can get a new 3070, that’s even better and will allow you more headroom for resolution and effects. The step-up in visual quality can’t really be beat though. The setup you run with will depend on what you can support. It’s clear that NVIDIA will be the best option here, as the new 6000-series is lacking in a comparable option for Ray Tracing and DLSS. The new 6800 XT doesn’t even have a machine learning feature built-in.

If you are planning to run something like a Ryzen 2 CPU, like the Ryzen 5 3600 recommended, you need to get one quick if you don’t already have it. AMD has moved on to producing newer Zen 3 CPUs, and these are only going to get more expensive. They have already jumped up to $200 at most retailers, and sell out very regularly.

Ray Tracing Minimum – 1080p

  • Graphics Settings – RT Medium
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
  • VRAM – 6 GB
  • Storage: SSD with 70 GB of space – SSD recommended

Ray Tracing High – 1440p

  • Graphics Settings – RT Ultra
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
  • VRAM – 8 GB
  • Storage: SSD with 70 GB of space – SSD recommended

Ray Tracing High – 2160p

  • Graphics Settings – RT Ultra
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
  • VRAM – 10 GB
  • Storage: SSD with 70 GB of space – SSD recommended
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