Cyberpunk 2077 PC system requirements revealed, and they're not that demanding at all

Written by Chad Norton on Fri, Sep 18, 2020 5:24 PM
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The time has finally come, CD Projekt Red have officially revealed the PC system requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 during the most recent episode of Night City Wire, giving us a chance to see whether now is the time to upgrade to Nvidia's brand new RTX 30 series of graphics cards.

CDPR unfortunately didn't supply any ray tracing requirements, so hopefully we'll get some more info on that soon enough. The good news though, is that it looks like we won't be needing to upgrade our hardware to anything crazy in order to get the best experience.

Though they did not supply any performance expectations, so considering the size and scope of CP2077, we can assume these specs will get us 30fps performance, or if anything at least on the minimum requirements side.

So with that out of the way, let's jump right into the official Cyberpunk 2077 PC system requirements...

Cyberpunk 2077 minimum system requirements

Cyberpunk 2077 recommended system requirements

In order to play Cyberpunk 2077 you will need at least a GeForce GTX 1060 or Radeon R9 FURY graphics card paired with either a Core i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 3200G processor in order to meet the recommended system requirements and run on High graphics settings at 1080p resolution. For your PC setup to completely match the recommended speccs you will also need 12GB of RAM.

For the minimum Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements you will need at least a GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon RX 470 GPU, this should then be coupled with a Core i5-3570K or FX-8310 CPU as well as 8GB of system memory. This setup should then deliver aroun 30fps on Low graphics settings at 1080p resolution.

Make sure that your GPU is able to run DirectX12 in order to play Cyberpunk 2077 smoothly.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Cyberpunk 2077 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Cyberpunk 2077 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

Our favourite comments:

I wonder how much these requirements are going to differ depending on the resolution and if you're playing with rtx on or off.

NelsonP

Looks like I won't need to upgrade after all. I'm still gonna wait for benchmarks, requirements usually don't mean everything.

marek209

It really says nothing about what kind of meaningful settings or framerate targets those are... I hate it when these reqs are so vague...

xquatrox

I'm so happy right now because I was really afraid that we were gonna need an RTX 20 Series at the very lease and lads... I'm so glad that I was wrong!

MrChilli

These requirements are bound to be amended for 4k/ultra/ray tracing settings, but it might be that it's only the GPU recommendations that show any significant change.

Pwnstix

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15:55 Nov-12-2020

No way... A new game that actually has less than 6GB VRAM for recommended settings?
I call BS. This must be some kind of elaborate ruse to get my hopes up before smashing my head against the cold hard reality of me being forced to play anything remotely recent on low and with 30fps.


But if it's legit... thank you CD projekt red

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23:47 Oct-31-2020

What if they kept delaying it until 2077? Lmao?!

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16:59 Oct-27-2020

Cyberpunk2077 delayed to 10th December!!!

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10:57 Oct-26-2020

because cyberpunk 2077 is not a next gen triple A title

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00:37 Oct-22-2020

This does legitimately surprise me. Like, especially with the scope of this game. I was legitimately thinking this game was gonna be PS5/X:SX exclusive. When I finally get my hypothetical build purchased and made I might actually play this.

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05:54 Oct-16-2020

Well, I still play at 1080p, so I hope to move this game in high quality, damn I'm falling behind with my processor.

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09:59 Sep-27-2020

can't wait!i'm glad i can play this

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07:37 Sep-23-2020

I find the minimum quite high actually, considering it also runs at ps4 and xbox one. which are more like gtx 760.

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19:25 Sep-21-2020

Noob question but DX12 and Windows 7? I'm missing something

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07:40 Sep-23-2020

Windows 7 has directx12 support kinda aswell now, if I'm not mistaken it's not eniterly the same but it's enough to get some games working.

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22:40 Sep-23-2020

It is kind of funny, but MS did add DX12 support to Win7, but not Win8. Because if my memory serves, there was a lot of pressure from devleopers and gamers, I think first one supported was WoW, likely due to pressure from Acitvision Blizzard, plus there might have been pressure from China, where a lot of people were playing from Win7 machines. Plus it incentivizes more developers to use DX12.

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04:38 Sep-21-2020

I mean Whitcher3 looked stunning and without a big performance need so why not?

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18:43 Sep-20-2020

This is very nice!

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16:34 Sep-20-2020

Witcher3 had on recommended req a 770 (later i believe, devs said it was for 1080 30fps high set) but in order to play at 1080 ultra 60fps NO HAIRWORKS stable, you needed a 980 which was the most powerful gpu in the market at that time! I remember having a 970 and at 1080 ultra no hairworks i was hitting 60fps but not stable. 980TI was the first gpu that was able to max out and have 60fps stable.

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10:54 Sep-20-2020

Happy to see my GPU is still relevant

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15:14 Sep-20-2020

yay we have the same pc
hug xD

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14:00 Sep-19-2020

If I can get High settings 60fps @ 1080p I'm happy:-) A wise man once said, Ultra is for screenshots, high is for gaming. That's the way I roll:-)

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04:49 Oct-18-2020

Ultra is for screenshots, high is for showing off, and medium with 60 fps is for gaming. XD

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13:34 Sep-19-2020

GTX 1060! Yes I am pre-ordering this. I was not hopeful at first so didn't bother with the pre-order as I couldn't run it but now I am getting it.


This is a testament to CDPR that they can deliver us a fantastic experience and do it in a way that no gamer is left behind. The Witcher 3 looks so amazing and runs smooth as butter on my dated system at 60 fps with Hairworks off and with Shadows and Foliage visibility set to High instead of Ultra.

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07:43 Sep-23-2020

of course you can run it with a 1060! Keep in mind that the ps4 has equivalent to a GTX 760. The 1060 is like 80% more powerfull!

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14:00 Sep-23-2020

That just makes me feel good inside

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12:04 Sep-19-2020

Not sure if lucky but the recommended specs are identical to my rig. Banzai.

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21:12 Sep-19-2020

My CPU is the same, GPU a little more powerful.

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10:40 Sep-19-2020

So a RX 570 is needed to run at low 30fps but yet it only takes a Geforce 1060 that is only around 20% faster to not only be able to run at 1080p but 60fps. I'm highly sceptical of that.

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12:24 Sep-19-2020

It is RX 470 not 570, and nowhere does it say 30fps for low

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10:36 Sep-19-2020

At least it is a good news for older PC's owners :)

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10:10 Sep-19-2020

hi can i run it at the lowest settings with decent fps


specs:
i3 6100u 2.3 ghz
amd r5 m335
8 gb ddr3


(it can run gta 5 at low settings @ 60fps)

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10:38 Sep-19-2020

Sorry, but I dont think so. Maby with some lags on lowest settings...

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08:43 Sep-19-2020

Guys, now i think of it..
Think about this.. Take witcher 3 as a base, with all expansions is 50gb.. Engine is redengine3..
Cyberbpunk uses redengine4, which should be an upgraded version of version 3, and enables rtx functions.
But because witcher 3 didnt had very high system requirements, i think that now we look back on it, we might could guess that the requirements for non RTX werent that >

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08:45 Sep-19-2020

High... For RTX it remains to be seen, but due of dlss 2.0 even that should be not too demanding..
And also cause of the optimization for every game at cd projekt red, the high predictions might were a bit off..
True, with all the hype train that is and was going on, we believed the worst, but all in all everyone can still enjoy this game, and thats a good thing!


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