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Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements revealed, here's what you'll need to play

(Image credit: CD Projekt Red)

The Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements have finally been revealed, and they're surprisingly approachable even if you have a low-to-mid tier machine.

Developer CD Projekt Red shared both the minimum system requirements and the recommended system requirements on the latest episode of Night City Wire. Here are both sets:

Cyberpunk 2077 minimum system requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570k or AMD FX-8310
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 780 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Storage: 70 GB HDD (SSD recommended)
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Memory: 12GB
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 Fury
  • Storage: 70 GB SSD

That's way more modest than I was expecting! Especially in terms of the GPU, which is nowhere near requiring those shiny new Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 cards, and the hard drive space. There have been Call of Duty: Warzone updates that were almost as big as the entire Cyberpunk 2077 game.

Granted, you'll still get even better visuals and performance if your PC exceeds those specs. For instance, We know that Cyberpunk 2077 will capitalize on Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics effects, since the game got a beautiful trailer showcasing its performance on the new GeForce RTX 3000 series. Ray-traced reflections on shiny surfaces, beautifully fuzzy halos around bright neon light sources, and more all await if you're playing with an RTX card.

For your reference, these are the specs of the machine that CD Projekt Red used to run its big E3 2018 demo:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K at 3.70GHz
  • Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming
  • RAM: 32GB of G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 RAM with a speed of 3,000MHz
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti
  • Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 512GB SSD
  • PSU: Corsair SF600W power supply

You'll be able to do missions or just get drinks with a lot of Cyberpunk 2077 companions - though some of them will probably end up wanting you dead.

Connor has been doing news and feature things for GamesRadar+ since 2012, which is suddenly a long time ago. How on earth did that happen?