Cyberpunk 2077 PC system requirements updated, 4K and ray tracing specs revealed

Written by Chad Norton on Fri, Nov 20, 2020 4:42 PM
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The wait is finally over, as the official PCC system requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 have been updated to include 1440p, 4K, and ray tracing specs. Additionally, the recommended requirements have also been updated slightly in terms of AMD hardware since the original specs were released.

It seems as though we were (partially) right though, as CD Projekt Red may have been waiting for the next-gen graphics cards to release before updating their system specs. Either that, or this means the game is finally on the last steps for polish and optimization which means Cyberpunk 2077 is definitely, potentially, launching on December 10th, maybe. It's a good sign though at least.

Unfortunately, no performance expectations were released alongside it, but considering this is a massive RPG we suspect most requirements will be aiming for 30fps gameplay. But we're holding out hope for 60fps at least.

So let's jump straight into the official Cyberpunk 2077 PC system requirements...

Ray tracing off

Cyberpunk 2077 minimum system requirements - 1080p Low graphics settings

Cyberpunk 2077 recommended system requirements - 1080p High graphics settings

Cyberpunk 2077 recommended system requirements - 1440p Ultra graphics settings

Cyberpunk 2077 recommended system requirements - 4K Ultra graphics settings

Ray tracing on

Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing system requirements - minimum

Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing system requirements - High

Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing system requirements - Ultra

In order to play Cyberpunk 2077 at the recommended specs you will need at least an RX 590 or GTX 1060 or GTX 1660 Super graphics card. You should then pair this with a Core i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 3200G processor as well as 12GB of RAM for best performance. This should deliver 60fps at 1080p resolution on High graphics settings.

At the minimum specs, Cyberpunk 2077 requires at least a GTX 780 or Radeon RX 470 GPU paired with either a Core i5-3570K or FX-8310 CPU and 8GB of system memory. This should then deliver 60fps at 1080p resolution on Low graphics settings.

Make sure that your graphics card supports DirectX12 or you won't be able to play CP2077 when it releases.

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.

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10:20 Dec-08-2020

Pre-ordered on steam like 2 months ago, preloaded and ready to play.

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10:03 Dec-08-2020

I already pre ordering from GOG and tonight, I'm going to preload it.

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05:10 Dec-08-2020

I really hope my Rx 580 Ryzen 2600 and 16 gb ram will be able to run it on a 1080p 60fps on high at the very least. Might be having too much high expectations for my 1st pc built though, but a man can dream

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14:33 Dec-03-2020

I hope DLSS 2.0 looks good on it once I get my 3080.

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15:16 Nov-28-2020

Really want to buy it, but don't know if ryzen 2600 16gb ram rx 570 can at least make it at 60fps on low. Probably going to wait a bit for some reviews.

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20:19 Nov-28-2020

Buy it direct from GOG and you got 30 days from release to work it out. Their current policy is no questions asked.


https://support.gog.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006129837?product=gog


Also if you keep it you're supporting the Devs 100%

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21:32 Dec-06-2020

You should be more than capable to achieve 60 fps on low. Your Gpu is way beyond minimum requirements for 1080p, and your cpu wont even sweat, according to specs

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01:36 Nov-25-2020

Do I wait the many months until my 5900X pre-order finally comes in or just wing it with what I have? Hrmm I am happy playing mostly Ultra 60+ FPS. Decisions.

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11:32 Nov-25-2020

I usually prefer to buy things in local store, and only if all my picked components are in stock,
how's your preorder estimated availability?

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12:27 Nov-25-2020

Yeah me too, but knowing these would be fully sold out for a while to come I hopped on board the pre-order train. There is no ETA at this stage as they have received so many pre orders it's not funny. I am getting it through one of Australia's major PC shops so that's probably not helping. I am happy to wait for the CPU but not sure if I will be able to hold out playing CP 2077 haha.

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13:57 Nov-25-2020

ah I get the point,
well, every time I did some upgrades to my PC, it was after testing out the game,
recently I had good experience with used components (my current gfx card), so maybe you can get some older Intel PC, like 9900K or so, if people will upgrade to new Ryzens? just a thought, it's ofc your choice and your money

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08:50 Nov-22-2020

It says that it recommends an SSD. I don't know anything about ssd's. Is there a link that will help me understand more about it..like what are the different types and a guide to buying one..thanks

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13:00 Nov-22-2020

I'll post a few videos below that should cover just about everything.
Videos from Carie Holzman:
HDD vs SSD - What's the difference?
What SSD Brands Do I Recommend & What Do I Avoid?
From Explaining Computers:
Explaining SSDs: Form Factors, Interfaces & Technologies
QLC vs TLC SSDs: Samsung QVO & EVO
SSD Life Expectancy


I hope this will be useful to you.

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15:24 Nov-26-2020

Honestly don't think to hard about it, any SSD will be a vast improvement on the hard drives you have now. I suggest just buying the cheapest 500Gb+ SSD you can find. Your games will thank you for it.

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15:49 Nov-26-2020

if you want to just store games on SSD, which means you'll be mostly just reading data from the drive, barely overwriting anything (when updating/deleting games) you can get literally cheapest high capacity (consider around 1TB or so) SSD you can find

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23:41 Nov-21-2020

I think its finally rip for my laptop bros :(

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03:21 Nov-22-2020

Hey, get the game play it and let me know OK :3 I'm afraid to buy it

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23:18 Nov-21-2020

Are we just assuming that they mean 60fps? It could be 30 for all we know. Or more realistically, 40-55fps

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19:07 Nov-21-2020

6700k for the win so i just gotta replace my gpu nice

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06:26 Nov-25-2020

Your GPU will be fine for 1080P 60fps High detail.

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16:58 Nov-21-2020

Running a RTX 2070 Super at 3440x1440 resolution, hopefully it runs nice and DLSS does it's magic

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15:23 Nov-21-2020

Is there any news about the RTX 3060?

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13:02 Nov-22-2020

It's not on sale yet, and probably won't be for a few weeks to a few months (depending on the supply situation).

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12:18 Nov-21-2020

Oh boy, cant wait to test my new 3080, I hope for RT ultra 1440p at least 70 - 80 fps

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13:01 Nov-21-2020

I don't know what to say, maybe at 1080p.

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13:03 Nov-21-2020

I am little worried about 3440x1440, but we should be fine, if the DLSS is implemented well, and because this is huge Nvidia RTX and DLSS DEMO game, it should be fine.


These requirements for RT Ultra are for 4K, but maybe for 30 FPS. https://www.nvidia.com/content/dam/en-zz/Solutions/geforce/news/cyberpunk-2077-system-requirements/cyberpunk-2077-nvidia-geforce-recommended-system-specs.jpg

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12:13 Nov-21-2020

I'm hoping high settings, with maybe a couple of things tuned down a wee bit (stuff you don't notice when you're fighting for your life....)

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05:51 Nov-21-2020

Nice. That’s quite lower than I expected. Definitely gonna aim for 4K Ultra settings, for that sweet 40-50fps cinematic experience haha.

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01:10 Nov-21-2020

Should I upgrade my cpu and motherboard for this game? A lot of new games are not running well on the intel 7th gen (under 60 FPS).

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02:32 Nov-21-2020

I think your setup is still fine for this game considering the req specs.. but if u feel unsatisfied with the current state of your PC, u can start upgrading it.. I recommend u to upgrade with the latest Ryzen CPUs.. The Ryzen 5 5600x is great tho..

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02:56 Nov-21-2020

No, seems like you are safe at least for this game (requiring even 4 threads), for other games there might be a bottleneck going on

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05:03 Nov-21-2020

still, I'm using i5 second generation. just want the games to run on at least medium settings

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05:42 Nov-21-2020

no, it still good

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05:50 Nov-21-2020

Mmhmm uve got the latest hardware.. ur ready V

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06:28 Nov-25-2020

Your fine with that cpu for probably 2 more years then you will of course need a new PC as that's the best cpu your system supports.

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23:49 Nov-20-2020

Hello guys, what u think can i run it Ultra settings 1080p, 60 fps i have 2700x,16gb ram 3200mhz, 5700xt (standard version) ?

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04:11 Nov-21-2020

I would say so, yes. Worst case - Ultra presets w/ custom modifications to certain options to get u 60. But u should able to easily average 60 on 1080 on ultra w/ that rig

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23:09 Nov-20-2020

You guys think I can do a bit of ray tracing thats more then the bare minimum? So to say, if im willing to sacrifice on AA, should I be able to put ray tracing on at least high @ 1080p?

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23:47 Nov-20-2020

You shouldn't have any problems I think. Dlss 2.0 should be helpful for that matter

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11:31 Nov-21-2020

Thank you. Much of a relief :)

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22:55 Nov-20-2020

Was wondering if my CPU would be a major bottleneck here. If I can atleast get 1440p and minimum 60 fps with max settings + raytracing. Ill be a happy camper. Currentyl using a 3080 evga ftw3 along with a 7700k. Got a 5900x on the way but not the motherboard as I am waiting for the ASUS dark hero to be avaliable.

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06:30 Nov-25-2020

Cpu is fine for now though your PC's days are coming to an end you will need a new PC in a year or 2.

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22:11 Nov-20-2020

Looks like i have no chance running the game at 1080p unless those min specs are targeting 60 fps not 30.

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04:15 Nov-21-2020

Yeah I would upgrade ur gpu as soon as u can. 1650 super or ti should be rather budget friendly and be able to do high settings at 1080p. 1660 super/ti could probably do ultra w/ tweaks.

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Yeah but my CPU is bad , i need to upgrade everything soon.

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06:33 Nov-25-2020

You need a whole new system to be honest try and snag a used RX 580 and i7-3770 cheap if your budgets too tight for a new PC at the moment to get you buy for another year or 2.

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16:07 Nov-25-2020

Yeah i need a whole new PC i'm not upgrading this one and to be fair i5 3470 and 1050 Ti can still run most games at 30 FPS at least, last one i test was Valhalla and it runs great+30 fps at 1080p but regardless i'll get a new PC next year.

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| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
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0% No [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce RTX 2080 EVGA XC Gaming 8GB 16GB
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100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, 720p
Core i7-5500U 2-Core 2.4GHz GeForce 940M 2GB 8GB
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Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition 16GB
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FX-6300 GeForce GTX 760 24GB
0% No [1 votes]
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Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
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Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
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Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
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Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
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