CD Projekt RED community manager Alicja Kozera has revealed the specs of the PC that was running the behind-closed-doors Cyberpunk 2077 demo at E3 2018 last week.
Unsurprisingly it’s an absolute beast of a machine, cramming in a top of the line GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, an Intel Core i7-8700K CPU and 32GB 3000MHz DDR4 memory. The hardware was used to run Cyberpunk 2077 at native 4K resolution with a locked 30 frames per second frame rate.
Cyberpunk 2077 Demo System Specs
CPU: Intel i7-8700K @ 3.70Ghz
Motherboard: ASOS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING
RAM: G.SKILL RIPJAWS V, 2X16GB, 3000Mhz, CL15
GPU: NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX1080Ti
SSD: SAMSUNG 960 PRO 512GB M.2 PCIe
PSU: CORSAIR SF600 600W
The downside to all this, of course, is that we know very little about how good Cyberpunk 2077 actually looks. We had the supposedly in-engine trailer, but the actual gameplay was reserved for private sessions with attendees. On the surface though, if a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti can handle an early build at 4K/30fps, this is a positive sign for a game that’s probably going to launch until at least 2020. By that time we should be two GPU generations along, and it’s certainly feasible that 4K/60fps will be possible on a single (admittedly very powerful) graphics card.
As for the consoles, anything could happen. Both the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X are nowhere near the level of performance as a GTX 1080 Ti, so even those consoles are going to struggle. The base PS4 and Xbox One could be in real bother as well, unless CDPR plans to implement a huge graphical downgrade to the eventual console versions.
The more likely scenario is that, despite the official Cyberpunk 2077 website claiming that it’s coming to the Xbox One and PS4, CD Projekt RED’s RPG is instead hugely likely to skip the current console generation altogether. At the very least we’d expect it to be cross-generation. We could be totally wrong, but CDPR doesn’t seem the sort to make concessions to what will be nearly decade-old hardware.
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