NBA 2K21 PC system requirements revealed

Written by Chad Norton on Fri, Aug 7, 2020 11:14 AM
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2K's yearly outing in the basketball sports genre is launching next month with NBA 2K21, and whilst they always look pretty good with a decent coating of realistic-looking sweat on everyone's foreheads, the PC version has been reported to be the current-gen console version. So how demanding is it? Will the NBA 2K21 system specs make our PCs sweat like the players? Or are they relatively accessible? We dive in and take a look at the official NBA 2K21 PC system requirements...

NBA 2K21 minimum system requirements

NBA 2K21 recommended system requirements

In order to run the NBA 2K21 recommended specs you will require a Radeon R9 270 or GeForce GTX 770 graphics card with a Core i5-4430 or FX-8370 processor, achieving 60fps on high graphics setting at 1080p. For your PC to completely meet the recommended requirements you will also need 8GB system memory.

In order to run the minimum system requirements for NBA 2K21 your PC will require at least a GeForce GTS 450 or Radeon HD 7770 GPU with a Core i3-530 or FX-4100 CPU and 4GB of RAM. This will return an average of 60 frames per second on Low graphis settings at 1080p.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the NBA 2K21 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the NBA 2K21 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a NBA 2K21 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

Our favourite comments:

They get to show off their "next-gen" for a year on consoles before being demolished by PCs. Enjoy while it lasts

SilentWraith888

Lets see how much more can 2k ruin this franchise. Previous 2k20 went full casino mode, wonder what this one will bring??

Sarmad2332

How come Credit Cards/Paypal or Any online transaction isn't in the system requirements?

foxtrot2novmbr

Slot machines never looked better! Not sure about the basketball minigame thou.

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19:39 Aug-07-2020

Slot machines never looked better! Not sure about the basketball minigame thou.

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15:19 Aug-07-2020

How come Credit Cards/Paypal or Any online transaction isn't in the system requirements?

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15:02 Aug-07-2020

I’m sure next year’s game will have a new engine because of the releases of the PS5 and Xbox Series X. If you like playing gambling simulators full of micro transactions with a bonus basketball game thrown in, go on ahead.

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13:47 Aug-07-2020

Ayyy, Stormzy banging in the trailer, noice.
Can't say much about the game though, looks the same lol

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12:31 Aug-07-2020

They get to show off their "next-gen" for a year on consoles before being demolished by PCs. Enjoy while it lasts

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12:10 Aug-07-2020

Same as last time. PC stuck with old gen for a year

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11:25 Aug-07-2020

Lets see how much more can 2k ruin this franchise. Previous 2k20 went full casino mode, wonder what this one will bring??

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16:59 Aug-07-2020

It will probably be 80% casino, 15% gamplay and 5% sweat

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i9-10900X 10-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gigabyte Gaming OC 3X 8GB 32GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX 540X 2GB Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-4670 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti EVGA Gaming 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1440p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2080 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 8GB 32GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 7 4800H 8-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB 8GB
| High,
Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 3.2GHz Radeon RX 5600 XT Gigabyte Gaming OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1440p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Palit Super JetStream 16GB
50% Yes [2 votes]