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Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements: minimum and recommended PC specs

What are the requirements for running Cyberpunk 2077 on Low and High settings?

What are the best system specs for Cyberpunk 2077 on PC? Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most impressive-looking games we've ever seen, from a standpoint of pure visual fidelity. We've caught many glimpses of a neon-drenched and rain-splattered Night City by now, and it all looks absolutely gorgeous - but what kind of machine will you need in order to make the game look this good while you're playing it? Below we've outlined both the minimum and recommended Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements, along with what we will be needed to support ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077.


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Minimum Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements

Below are what CD Projekt Red have deemed the minimum system requirements for Cyberpunk 2077. This means running the game at 1080p on Low graphics settings.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Disk space: 70 GB HDD (SSD recommended)

The fact that Cyberpunk 2077 can run on such a machine is fairly impressive, and explained in part by the fact that the game seems to default to targeting a modest 30FPS.


Now let's turn to CDPR's recommended system requirements for Cyberpunk 2077, which they've stated were selected for gaming at 1080p on High graphics settings.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or AMD Radeon R9 Fury
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • Disk space: 70 GB SSD

Once again, these specs are quite a bit lower than many were expecting, quite possibly due to the low target framerate. For details on how to beef up your FPS, be sure to take a look at Katharine's article on Cyberpunk 2077's best PC settings to improve performance.

Here are the minimum and recommended Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements.

Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing system requirements

If you want to see the effects of ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077, then you'll need an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 at the absolute minimum. Even this is unlikely to be sufficient for higher frame rates and resolutions, so really the GeForce RTX 2080 or even the RTX 30 series cards are the best choice - and, of course, a top-tier processor and power supply to help your choice of card reach its full potential.

Recommended PC specs for Cyberpunk 2077 1080p Medium Ray Tracing:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (or RX 6800)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Disk space: 70 GB SSD

Recommended PC specs for Cyberpunk 2077 1440p Ultra Ray Tracing:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (or RX 6800 XT)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Disk space:70 GB SSD

For an in-depth look on how the game looks with ray tracing on PC, be sure to have a look at Katharine's deep dive into Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing performance.


And that wraps up this quick Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements guide. Now why not prepare for CDPR's colossal RPG by heading over to our guides on Cyberpunk 2077 character creation and the various Cyberpunk 2077 character classes to choose from?

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