Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements
Can I Run Cyberpunk 2077?
Cyberpunk 2077 is an oddity in that it has yet to be released nor has developer CD Projekt Red released definitive system requirements. As such, we can’t in good consciousness say whether your PC has the necessary Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements or not.
However, once the minimum and maximum specifications are released, we’ll be sure to update this article. From there, it will be a case of cross-referencing these to your system specifications to see if they are up to the task.
In the future, we hope to have a tool up and running that will scan your PC automatically and determine what components is has under the hood. This should simplify the process considerably. As of writing, the utility is still in development, but rest assured we’ll make a song and dance of it once available.
Cyberpunk 2077 Game Details
- Release Date: 16th April 2020 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia)
- System Requirements: High
- Genre: Role-playing game
- Developer: CD Projekt Red
- Publisher: CD Projekt
Inspired by the tabletop role-playing game of the same name, Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the dystopian metropolis of Night City, California. This teeming megacity is broken down into six districts each with their own unique socio-economic and cultural flavor. Ruthless gangs, corporate behemoths, wealthy suburbanites, and hackers mingle in a melting point of technology, transhumanist ideals, violent crime, corruption, and blinding neon where pretty much anything goes.
The player takes on the role of a freelance mercenary of sorts named V, and through first-person gameplay, explores the horizontal and vertical limits of this towering city on the periphery of the American continent.
V can be customized based on a wealth of skills, attributes, and stats ranging from technologically-replicated body modifications, physical appearance, class (netrunner, techie, and solo) each with their own specialty, and weapon perks.
CD Projekt Red has a reputation for creating the most immersive action-RPG world’s we’ve seen this generation and Cyberpunk 2077 looks to follow in that established tradition.
Alongside, Cyberpunk 2077 promises brutal melee combat, heated firefights, breakneck speed vehicle chases, a full day-night cycle, dynamic weather, and a world that reacts to the player’s actions and decisions – an RPG the likes of which we’ve never seen before, or at least, it appears that way.
Cyberpunk 2077: E3 2018 Demo PC Specifications
CD Projekt Red has yet to publish the system requirements but did release the specifications for the PC used during a demo at E3 2018. It’s all we have right now, but nevertheless provides some insight into what we can expect.
- CPU: Intel i7-8700K @ 3.70 GHz
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING
- RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V, 2x16GB, 3000MHz, CL15
- SSD: Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB M.2 PCIe
- GPU: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
- PSU: Corsair SF600 600W
- OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
Optimal Hardware Speculation
The specifications used to power the PC that showcased the Cyberpunk 2077 demo at E3 2018 are pretty powerful by anyone’s standards but don’t represent, by any stretch of the imagination, a top-end machine, especially over 18-months later. Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD have all three released new products that outshine the hardware in CD Projekt Red’s build.
The game runs incredibly smoothly, and the settings are presumably on either high or ultra to showcase the Polish developer’s work. Frame rates are well above 60 FPS and are stable. Naturally, CD Projekt Red wanted Cyberpunk 2077 to look as good as possible for the occasion, so the specifications represent the optimal build for the game.
As such, we can expect the recommended specifications to gravitate somewhat below these, although we recommend a dose of skepticism for the simple fact that the game has had an extra 18 months to percolate and as we all know that time frame is significant in game development and much is likely to have changed. The REDEngine4 (a modified version of the one used for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt) is hungry as it is and Cyberpunk 2077 is sure to up that demand for power skywards.
As an educated guess, we’d say to reach 1080p, ultra settings, and a stable frame rate above 60 FPS, we’re looking at quite a beefy build. The minimum specifications are likely to be around an Intel Core i5-4670K, 8GB RAM, and something like a GTX 1060 or possibly a GTX 960 if the game is optimized well.
As above, this is pure speculation so don’t take this as gospel.
What Gaming PC Do We Recommend?
With the above in mind, it’s hard to recommend a particular build until CD Projekt Red publish the minimum and recommend Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements. Moreover, we can’t do so with any semblance of accuracy until we actually get our hands on the game.
However, for a bit of fun and the sake of example, and putting any budgetary limitations to one side, we’d recommend:
- CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KF
- RAM: 32 GB
- GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
If Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t run like a dream with these specifications, even at 4K, then we are in for a rude awakening on release date next April.