NBA 2K20 system requirements announced and they're very familiar again

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Sep 4, 2019 3:22 PM
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NBA 2K20 is a game which is in massive danger of being completely overshadowed by its own loot boxes, gambling, and microtransaction controversies. For those after a decent hoop-shooter though, the NBA 2K series is still the best we've got. NBA 2K20 offers an upgrade motion engine, advanced shooting, new dribble size-up system, and more. As for the rig you'll need to play NBA 2K20, well, the system requirements for NBA 2K20 will be very familiar to NBA 2K19 fans.

NBA 2K20 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.9 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 805 2.5GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTS 450 or Radeon HD 7770
  • HDD: 70GB available hard drive space
  • DX: DirectX 11

NBA 2K20 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0 GHz or AMD FX-8370 4.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 270
  • HDD: 70GB available hard drive space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Visual Concepts and 2K Sports were clearly aiming to make my job, and theirs, as easy as possible with NBA 2K20. The PC system requirements for NBA 2K20 are exactly the same as the system specs for NBA 2K19, bar one small change - the install size has been bumped up from 70GB to 80GB. Boy, those slot machines, roulette wheels and pachinko machines sure are heavy.

For long-time NBA 2K fans though, none of this will come as a surprise. NBA 2K19's system specs were the same as NBA 2K18, and those in turn were the same as the system requirements for NBA 2K17 and, well, you get the picture; the season roll by yet not a whole lot changes on the court.

In 2018, in pretty much the same article, I said "Last year pretty much all we got was a roster update and more egregious microtransactions, and NBA 2K19 is looking like an eerily similar scenario." Time really is a flat circle.  

Onto NBA 2K20's PC system requirements though, and once again these are the average system requirements we'd expect from a AAA game in about 2014. A mid-range 2GB DX11 video card should be able to max out NBA 2K20's graphics settings at 1080p. Something along the lines of a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or Radeon RX 570 shouldn't have any issues. Just about any Intel Core or AMD FX-4xxx CPU and upwards should be able to run NBA 2K20 fine, although if you've got a dual-core you may find yourself restricted to lower frame rates.

One final thing to note - 2K recommends you use a dual-analogue controller to play NBA 2K20. Having suffered benchmarking the likes of NBA 2K and FIFA with a mouse and keyboard before, it really is highly recommended you utilise a traditional gamepad for the optimum experience.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the NBA 2K20 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the NBA 2K20 GPU benchmark chart and we also have an NBA 2K20 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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03:10 Sep-07-2019

Really? No MC offline? Whats the point of dl-ing pirate version then...

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23:59 Sep-04-2019

i think the aim is for everybody, the better the number the better the moneyflow

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17:58 Sep-04-2019

What's the wallet size requirement? They left that one out for some reason.

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18:18 Sep-04-2019

2K. har har har har

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19:01 Sep-04-2019

Good one, good one.

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17:39 Sep-04-2019

Looks like many PC owners should be able to play this on high settings. That's good news for 2K as they also want plenty of people "gambling" in their casino for worthless in-game bling. I sure hope the reviewers rip the casino mini-games to shreds.

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17:35 Sep-04-2019

Why there's no credit card requirements if this game has a lot of gamblings?

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17:23 Sep-04-2019

yeah wonder why the requirements seems like the same since 3-4 years ago.... maybe because they just added gambling machines into the game and even more cards?

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15:55 Sep-04-2019

If this doesn't scream "Copy and Paste", I don't know what does.

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15:50 Sep-04-2019

That's a very demanding casino

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15:33 Sep-04-2019

Of course! Casino games tend not to demand much of your rig. They demand more of your wallet!

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Agree, but either do high end rig demand more from my wallet too. :)

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