Cyberpunk 2077 E3 demo will be shared with the public at PAX West, demo PC specs revealed

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 9:50 AM
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Those attending E3 2019 were treated to around 45 minutes of brand spanking new Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay behind closed doors. Break out the violins though, for CD Projekt RED won’t be sharing it with us minions for a good while.

It’s a similar story to last year, where Cyberpunk 2077’s first ever gameplay session was shown in secret at E3 before the full footage was unveiled to the public during Gamescom 2019 in August.

CD Projekt RED’s global community lead, Marcin Momot, has confirmed the Cyberpunk 2077 extended gameplay demo will be skipping Gamescom 2019 this year though, and won’t be made available to the public until during PAX West 2019.

Mark your calendars because PAX West 2019 takes place from Thursday, August 29th, through to Monday, September 2nd. It’s during those days we’ll finally get a new look at Cyberpunk 2077.

In addition to this, CDPR has revealed the specs of the PC which was used to demo Cyberpunk 2077 to press and assorted E3 attendees. There was some daft rumour they were using a PS4 Pro but this absolutely not the case. They were, obviously enough, using a very high-spec PC to show Cyberpunk 2077 in all its potential glory.

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 Demo PC Specs

  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K @ 3.70 GHz
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING
  • RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V, 2x16GB, 3000MHz, CL15
  • GPU: Titan RTX
  • SSD: Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB M.2 PCIe
  • PSU: Corsair SF600 600W

And, well, this doesn’t tell us a great deal right now. We haven’t seen the demo for ourselves and we don’t know what CP2077’s performance was like. It comes as little surprise that CDPR threw a monstrous PC at it though - why take any chances? We do know that CD Projekt RED is partnering with Nvidia GeForce in some fashion for Cyberpunk 2077 though, including full RTX support and all the ray-tracing gubbins. Early impressions indicate that the E3 2019 demo wasn’t using ray-tracing effects though. We shudder to think just how demanding it could ultimately end up being.

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10:03 Jun-19-2019

was thinking of getting the 5700xt guess should go for team green for ray tracing

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14:40 Jun-18-2019

PSU: Corsair SF600 600W .. wait what? so i can't play with any other psu or a 500w..

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14:44 Jun-18-2019

No, it only works with that psu

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15:20 Jun-18-2019

thats not the recommended specs.. thats just what the PC running the Demo had in it.

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17:30 Jun-18-2019

Btw I probably wouldn't recommend a RTX Titan and an i7-8700k with 500W psu

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18:20 Jun-18-2019

Even a 600W is cutting it pretty close 300W peak from RTX + 150W peak with an i7 450W. If you wanna hit around 50% which is the sweet spot for PSU's id pick 800W/850W.

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17:30 Jun-20-2019

I meant to say why don't they say the mouse n keyboard or monitor they were using :D

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17:32 Jun-20-2019

Yep, we def. need an article about that too :O

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05:59 Jun-18-2019

what happened to the down vote system lol

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09:57 Jun-18-2019

they are removed(idk is it forever to stay like that) mainly to encourage people to share theyr opinions

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05:23 Jun-19-2019

Well theu still keep the worst thing. The downvote to a person. So you can still get banned because you said something like "i dont like amd" and everyone downvote you

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05:56 Jun-18-2019

well that's not too bad at 60fps @4k

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09:59 Jun-18-2019

how do you know that it was played in 4k with 60fps?

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18:07 Jun-18-2019

According to people who were able to watch the public demo frame rates were capped at 30 FPS for whatever reason.

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00:47 Jun-18-2019

Yeah but is it legend of dragoon!!!

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18:55 Jun-18-2019

It isn't, but that's a game i think certainly deserves a modern remake ditto for Legend of Legaia, god i miss the PS1 era.

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23:32 Jun-18-2019

Legend of legaia and the breath of fire series

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00:06 Jun-18-2019

You people worry too much.

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19:00 Jun-17-2019

Folks need to remember that CP2077 will be running on the current gen of consoles probably at 30fps so there's no need to worry. The possible reason for the RTX Titan was they probably considered running the game with ray-tracing etc at 4k but decided against it.

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16:13 Jun-17-2019

I think that my system will be able to run cyperpunk in either 1080p or 1440p.
On top of that i think you need a 2080ti TI or SLI 2080TI to go for 60fps 4k
Also i think that maybe 16gb ram will be a minimum, and that this game will not be either cpu and gpu heavy, but that you need to be your gpu and cpu both heavy.
Still, my system should be able to go for 1080 or 1440p :D

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20:52 Jun-17-2019

I'm hoping for the same here. I don't know about 16GB RAM being the minimum amount of RAM required, but if you're right, then I'm glad I added another 16GB to what I've got.
Hopefully it has a good implementation of DLSS at release.
I use DLSS in Metro: Exodus, and it with all the most recent patches, it looks very good, nearly indistinguishable from DLSS-off to me at 1440p, except for some issues with fire/flames and some other light sources looking a bit pixelated. The sharpening filter is also noticeable sometimes, but not always.

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21:53 Jun-17-2019

"it looks very good, nearly indistinguishable from DLSS-off" lol then why using it?

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00:01 Jun-18-2019

It helps with my framerate when using RTX, along with other taxing settings. I could just leave it off, and my FPS is usually still over 60, but there are some spots where it drops below that, so DLSS helps keep it well above. I realize that it's rendering the scene in 1080p and then DLSS essentially scales it up to 1440p.
When the game first released, DLSS looked pretty bad all over, but it has definitely improved via patches and driver updates. But I think the biggest improvement is for people running at 2160p.

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00:06 Jun-18-2019

DLSS is made to improve the fps, so probally that is why.
I mean, nowadays if a game supports dlss, then i always turn it on, and always get a major fps boost.
But, still i think that hopefully at launch, or after some patches, the same optimization level as the witcher 3 is achieved with cyberpunk which means even a bit older systems can run it.
But also, my fear is that at launch>>>

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00:06 Jun-18-2019

&#60&#60&#60 It will be a rig destroyer like for example crysis 1 was back in the days

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20:52 Jun-18-2019

I doubt you will require more than 16GB of RAM, feels like too big of a jump. Considering I have yet to see games take over 10GB. Like highest I ever got was 13GB on Final Fantasy XV, but that was only because 8GB of VRAM isn't enough for maxed out textures, which basically loads 4k textures, so it took at least 2-3GB out of RAM and ran fairly terribly. Though 2080Ti for 4k is realistic to expect.

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20:54 Jun-18-2019

For RAM, I feel we will see classic 8GB minimum and 16GB recommended. Once again, keep in mind that demo is far less optimized and they will use overkill hardware to show it in best light. Though with raytracing, it will likely hit hardware very hard. Also do note that a lot of people will rather play on high than ultra, because hardware tax is too high for differences you only see on screenshots.

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14:05 Jun-17-2019

WTF a Titan RTX, i don't believe the official requirements to require a RTX Titan, that's too much.

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14:25 Jun-17-2019

those arent requirements, it just tells you the specs of the pc on which the demo will be shown, it doesnt really mean much

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14:35 Jun-17-2019

No, i'm just hoping that the real requirements aren't like those shown on PC Specs, cause that's some beefy ass PC man.

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14:39 Jun-17-2019

they want to sell it to high audience obviously... I would be surprised if the reqs were higher lower than this:
the min requirement will be something around a gtx780 / 1050(ti)
and recommended will be gtx1070/vega 56 for ultra
rtx will need a 2060 or more

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15:00 Jun-17-2019

i Think 1060/rx 580 for high and 2070/2080 for RTX. 2060 wont be able to pull it off but it depends on the RTX that is used.

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15:03 Jun-17-2019

"recommended will be gtx1070/vega 56 for ultra" i think that it will be higher

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16:14 Jun-17-2019

Anyway it will run on a console that has a gpu 10% stonger than a gt1030 lol (that is less than the gtx 650 Ti) and a superweak cpu so...

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17:15 Jun-17-2019

true but then again how many games that are on both consoles and desktops, run worser on pc bec of optimisation

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19:06 Jun-17-2019

If you turn down everything to low and set a 30 fps cap then they are equal ;)

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17:05 Jun-17-2019

lol you probably didn't read the article

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13:54 Jun-17-2019

Yeah, it is just too early to say much. Of course on show floor, they will want to give it top spec machine to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible. And I am pretty sure they will tweak quite a few things before release. So requirements are still likely changing anyway. And they definitely will want to ensure that wide range of people can enjoy CP, so no worries there.

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12:08 Jun-17-2019

rather than just using global illumination and ambient occlusion i would love it if they go balls to the walls crazy and implement every RTX feature and even Nvidia Phsyx features like a crazy forward built CRYSIS but let it be such that

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12:34 Jun-17-2019

even AMD users are able to make use of it.
Nvidia Phsyx is open source now if i am not wrong. RTX will be tricky and i doubt AMD's implementation will be ready in time but i really hope they make this the new age CRYSIS

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16:23 Jun-17-2019

That would be kind of hard to do though. Wasn't the reason for Crysis being so demanding was because it was basically a tech demo for PC? But Crysis 2 wasn't as demanding because they had to bring it to console so they just downgraded it. Cyberpunk will be on basically last gen consoles. They did confirm rtx but that's about it. I don't expect the game to melt our PCs.

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17:19 Jun-17-2019

Crysis 2 downgraded on pc because of consoles?? You have a source of this or thats just some people claiming that?

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17:23 Jun-17-2019

i belive that most of the games nowtodays are getting downgraded to be fited for consoles

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19:22 Jun-17-2019

Yes crysis 2 was downgraded cause of consoles, they later released a patch that added a bunch of graphical features into the game that should of been there from day 1. Called the EXTREME option in-game added stuff like tessalation etc.

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07:52 Jun-18-2019

Oh Crysis 2 was most definitely downgraded on pc due to console hardware limitation. all you need to do is take a look at release day settings menu of crysis 2 it had like presets gamer, enthusiast and so on unlike the previous games settin

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07:58 Jun-18-2019

settings menu. this was only patched months later with pc exclusive settings being added much later mind you these werent add ons but settings that the game was originally advertised with back when origianly revealed they simply striped all

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08:02 Jun-18-2019

of it as the consoles couldnt handle it not only that even destructible physics was striped from the game completely and replaced instead with scripted destruction. they had originally planed the city to be destructible down to rubble imagi

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08:05 Jun-18-2019

imagine the mission where you need to block of the enemy mortars that was apparently a completely destructible map (i had read it on a old forum once i think when crytek began closing studios down but then again even pcs would be crawling w

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08:10 Jun-18-2019

with that level of destruction but then again Crytek used to make forward planned games and i had seen Nvidia release Phsyx demo with some insane destruction maybe they were trying to beat DICE? still i personally doubted it but sounds cool

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08:13 Jun-18-2019

its more financially feasible to make a game for consoles then add some bells and whistles for pc later i have an pretty decent rig (lots of pride) but i want a taste of the future every now and then not just a tech demo but something i can

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08:14 Jun-18-2019

personaly poke arround and play with and start planning about building a pc that can finaly run that insanity

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11:56 Jun-17-2019

It better be running at 60fps at 4k on ultra with those specs

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11:58 Jun-17-2019

I don't think so, have you looked at the footage? There is a huge difference between a demanding game and a badly optimized game. And this one looks like it's on the very demanding side of the spectrum.

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14:59 Jun-17-2019

actually there is no difference between a demanding game and badly optimized one in this case both scenarios will have same effect

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12:31 Jun-17-2019

I say it better not. I don't have a problem with games requiring future hardware to fully max out and look their best. I always replay my fav or visually-impressive games on new hardware years down the line anyway.

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11:54 Jun-17-2019

and this is minimal req :)

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11:58 Jun-17-2019

Pretty sure the recently released specs are rumors

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11:43 Jun-17-2019

We don't know the resolution, the framerate, graphics settings state of optimalisation etc. so these specs are basically meaningless.

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11:24 Jun-17-2019

i first thouth its gtx 960 then i saw that its ssd

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB 16GB
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
66.6667% Yes [3 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i7-7500U 2-Core 2.7GHz GeForce 940MX 2GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Core i5-4590 3.3GHz GeForce GTX 1650 12GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Inno3D Twin X2 11GB 16GB
50% Yes [2 votes]
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1440p
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Ryzen 3 3100 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
66.6667% Yes [3 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.8GHz GeForce 210 3GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 7 2700X GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MSI Ventus 3X OC 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-2600K 4-Core 3.40GHz GeForce RTX 2060 MSI Gaming Z 6GB 16GB