Up For Debate - Would you upgrade your PC hardware for Cyberpunk 2077?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, Jul 4, 2020 5:00 PM
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It’s one of the most anticipated games of 2020, and we hope Cyberpunk 2077 is actually coming out in 2020 after it got delayed for a second time. But following the recent Night City Wire Episode 1 which gave us a new trailer and gameplay footage, as well as the announcement that it will only run on the DirectX12 API and so Windows 10 & 7 will be the only supported operating systems, it’s time to have a think about whether or not we should be upgrading before Cyberpunk 2077 officially releases in November.

Now of course, we have yet to receive some official system requirements for CP2077, and I know many of us will make a decision on upgrading when they get revealed. But I want to pose a hypothetical question: regardless of what PC hardware you already own (even, say, two 2080 Ti cards), if the system requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 were released and it required you to upgrade in order to get 60fps at Max settings, would you?

Here's an example: let’s say you own a GTX 970 but Cyberpunk 2077’s minimum requirements ask for a GTX 1080 (it most likely won’t, that’s pretty damn high for minimum requirements, but let’s play along for the sake of an argument) or even the next logical upgrade a GTX 1070. Would that entice you enough to upgrade just so you can reach the minimum system requirements for Cyberpunk?

What about another example: what if you own an RTX 2080 and suddenly the minimum Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements ask for the new RTX 3080 (again, definitely won’t happen), would that push you to buy Nvidia’s next lineup?

Or would you hack away at the settings? Maybe even get into the .ini engine files to mod your way into 60fps even if it requires below the bare minimum settings? Or maybe you’d be content with 30fps? We’re talking purely hypothetical here, I don’t expect CD Projekt Red to make such an inaccessible title for PC players, but I feel it’s interesting to think about at least.

And if Cyberpunk 2077 isn't really what you're excited for this year, then replace it with your most anticipated game that looks graphically demanding.

So, would you upgrade your PC hardware just to play Cyberpunk2077 at 60fps and Ultra settings? Or would you be willing to play at sub 30fps? Or maybe even on low graphics settings instead? Let’s debate!

Would you upgrade for Cyberpunk 2077?

Would you be content with sub 30fps or Low graphics settings?

Our favourite comments:

1440p 60fps i suspect most 4 core HT/SMT cpus will do if you have the gpu power to run it(rx 5700/gtx 1080 or better)

zenmaster

Ill try geforce now if it does not run well enough..

tforulez

I'm fine with the rig i have for Cyberpunk...i'm just curious what nvidia will bring to the tablr,with the 3 series...the differences and if it's worth to change my 2080ti(probably not)

Saizor

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19:54 Jul-13-2020

although i really need to upgrade it... CP 2077 is actually one of the many reasons..... bought the amd ryzen 5 3500, new RAM, new gtx1660.. next will be, a monitor more ram... K&M too

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21:32 Jul-11-2020

Very much would want to do that but when I saw the prices.. 1400 euro for a GPU, I think I'll safe up some more. still can play costum high with the new games that are coming, better upgrade good once than part by part personally.

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21:53 Jul-11-2020

Girl, you'll likely get 80+ on high at 1080p (if not more).
That ain't bad, from where I'm standing.

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20:07 Jul-12-2020

It most certainly isn't bad and higher than I expected, thank you for that!

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21:23 Jul-13-2020

My pleasure.

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15:43 Jul-10-2020

Not upgrading because of the game, but due to the new consoles.

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23:57 Jul-09-2020

For her? Tempting...

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00:17 Jul-10-2020

Your CPU should still be good for 2 years of high end gaming, and considering you're gaming at 1080p you're in no hurry to upgrade.

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19:56 Jul-08-2020

Pretty sure NZXT is going to do a CRFT 77 promo so i'll be doing a full rebuild for 2077.

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13:40 Jul-06-2020

Yes I will be upgrading my whole rig (except my graphics card) for the game. But that's also because I need to do it anyway.

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05:47 Jul-06-2020

Only thing i need to upgrade is from my current Ryzen 5 1600 to Ryzen 5 3600 and a new motherboard (strix B450, AORUS B450, or TUF X570???)

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12:12 Jul-06-2020

you can always try the game first, and upgrade later

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17:22 Jul-10-2020

While it would be a nice upgrade not only in gaming performance, but you should hold out just one more generation and get the 4600 and a B550 or an X570.

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01:43 Jul-12-2020

Yeah thats what I've been thinking lately as well. Hopefully Ryzen 5 4600 is coming september xD Hope B450 support zen 3.

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00:45 Jul-06-2020

Looks like I'm set for this game. I just hope ray tracing isn't a huge improvement over regular ultra settings, because i don't think the old 1080 can handle that.

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00:02 Jul-06-2020

I will not upgrade for this game. I dont care about this game

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10:35 Jul-12-2020

Interesting
What games do you like?

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20:55 Jul-05-2020

I'm thinking of doing a complete rebuild. If I could afford it, I'd be doing it right now, time to go buy a lottery ticket.

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15:57 Jul-05-2020

Yes, have comment it already somewhere else on GD: But yes end this year looking for a upgrade have round 400 Euro and i can sell my Fatboy i think for a good price. The upgrade is not only for Cyberpunk but for the coming 2/3 years. And my CPU gonna upgrade begin 2022


Soooo i hope some prices will drop like the XT 5700 or a 2080

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15:50 Jul-05-2020

i just put 1200 into my pc im just waiting on the 30 series to drop and ill be good

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15:42 Jul-05-2020

The only thing I'll change for this game is my GPU if it's not powerfull enough for 1080p/60 fps/High settings.

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14:55 Jul-05-2020

I've recently upgraded from a GTX 1080 and an i5 CPU.. so bring it on, Cyberpunk! :)

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12:02 Jul-05-2020

Upgrading for VR when the new GPUs come so I guess I can play flatscreen games at higher frames too.

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10:10 Jul-05-2020

Having a game not reaching 60fps is a sing of "you should upgrade" imo. Ok maybe not one let's say 3 or 4. If that's the case i'll upgrade my gpu cause 8 zen 2 cores and 32gb of ram is enough for some more years is suppose. Also although i've a pcie4 ssd next gen may be upping ssd requirements and i'm really looking forward to try new technologies

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08:53 Jul-05-2020

Upgrading for a single game is a big ask. But yeah if one hasn't upgraded for a while and plans to upgrade, then upgrading and having Cyberpunk 2077 run well will be a nice incentive.

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06:10 Jul-05-2020

hahaha, no. cuz ain't nobody got money for that :D

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13:03 Jul-05-2020

You'd be surprised how many ppl have gotten "creative"

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04:33 Jul-05-2020

I'm willing to play as long as I get atleast 35 fps at tweaked Med-High 1080p or 900p at the least…..Below that, it'd be just an insult to the game and I'd rather wait 5-6 yrs to play this after I get a job

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02:59 Jul-05-2020

l upgrade when l am financially ready to upgrade and not when a specific game comes out, regardless of how good it is.

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03:02 Jul-05-2020

We still don't have official system requirements, this could be a huge bait to make people buy hardware upfront that they don't even need. Let's wait first.

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-3612QM 4-Core 2.1GHz Radeon HD 7730 8GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gigabyte Windforce OC 3X 8GB 16GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 4600H 6-Core 3.0GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-7400 3.0GHz GeForce GTX 1050 MSI OC T 2GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 4800H 8-Core 2.9GHz Radeon RX 5600M 16GB
Ryzen 7 4800H 8-Core 2.9GHz Radeon RX 5600M 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 4k
Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 3.8GHz Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-10300H 4-Core 2.50GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB
Core i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2080 32GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 GeForce GTX 1660 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Ryzen 5 2600 GeForce GTX 1660 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 4k
Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 3.8GHz Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB 32GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.90GHz Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Core i7-2600 4-Core 3.40GHz Radeon RX 570 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 4GB 12GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-7700 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 6GB 16GB
33.3333% Yes [6 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop 4GB
0% No [2 votes]
Ryzen 3 3100 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen R5 1600X GeForce GTX 1070 Asus Founders 16GB
100% Yes [3 votes]