Cyberpunk 2077’s Recommended System Requirements Surprisingly Low

One of the most anticipated titles of 2020 is only a couple of months from release. Now the developer has gone public with the system requirements and it looks like you will be able to run Cyberpunk 2077 on a fairly old system.

The Polish developer CD Projekt RED is best known for the hugely popular RPG The Witcher 3 and related spinoffs. Next in line from the developer is Cyberpunk 2077, which swaps the medieval environment for a distant future. The game has been delayed several times due to optimization issues and high technical ambitions.

CD Project has showcased a number of technical demos that seemingly put the bar high in terms of appearance. Among other things, it will come with ray tracing support for Nvidia RTX cards and on the whole, it certainly looks demanding enough.

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Hence, the minimum and recommended system requirements that were just announced via the game’s official Twitter account look quite meek.

Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements

Intel’s eight-year-old Ivy Bridge Core i5-3570K or AMD’s similarly old FX-8310 will be sufficient to run the game. The bare minimum in terms of graphics includes either an Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 or the old mid-range king (and now budget- favorite), AMD’s Radeon RX 470 (which is mostly identical to the RX 570). You are also going to need 8 GB of RAM and 70 GB of available storage space — with a fast SSD being the recommended variety.

Moving up to the recommended level, the game is still not overly demanding. The previous-gen mid-range Geforce GTX 1060 GPU with 6 GB video memory, or a Radeon R9 Fury with 4 GB of memory will do. The recommended amount of RAM increases to 12 GB, and you also need an Intel Core i7-4790 or an AMD Ryzen 3 3200G processor.

Presumably, the minimum and recommended specs refer to 1080p resolution with the details set to Low or High, respectively.

It remains to be seen if the developer will return with more details about what frame rates the listed hardware is capable of. And also, what will be required to make full use of ray tracing and other eye candy. Cyberpunk 2077 will be available on November 19 on PC, Playstation and Xbox.

Jesper Berg
Jesper Berg

I got started with PC building in the 3dfx Voodoo era somewhere back in the 1990s, and have been writing for tech publications for a bit more than a decade. In other words old enough to have lost count of the times PC gaming has been pronounced dead.

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