If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements: minimum and recommended PC specs revealed

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

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 expect will be needed to support ray-tracing in Cyberpunk 2077.

On this page:

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)

While many would consider the above specifications to be extremely low for such a high fidelity next-gen title, bear in mind that we haven't been told the target frame rate for these specs. It could be that the above hardware is sufficient for 30fps and no higher. But nonetheless, the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 can run on such a machine is fairly impressive.

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

Again, these specs are quite a bit lower than many were expecting, and without knowing the target frame rate it's not easy to conclude whether you'll need a beefier setup for a steady 60fps or higher.

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 likely need a GeForce RTX 2060 at the absolute minimum. Even this is unlikely to be sufficient for higher frame rates and resolutions, so really we're expecting a recommendation of the GeForce RTX 2080 or even the RTX 30 series cards - and, of course, a top-tier processor and power supply to help your choice of card reach its full potential.

In any case, CD Projekt Red have promised that we'll get the system requirements for ray-tracing in Cyberpunk 2077 soon, so stay tuned for more details.

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 classes to choose from?

About the Author

Ollie Toms avatar

Ollie Toms

Guides Editor

Ollie is known round these parts for having just about the deepest voice in existence. Some say he used to be pretty darn good at Rocket League, but he has since sacrificed that accolade in order to become passably decent at Apex Legends. His favourite pastimes include playing piano covers of his favourite game soundtracks, and burying his face in the warm fur of his two cats.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Subscribe and get access to supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

More Guides

Latest Articles

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch