Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements – RAY TRACING Included

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Cyberpunk 2077 released in December 2020 and it can be played on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X. It goes without saying that it was one of the most anticipated titles of 2020, if not the most action packed PG game to have come out from CD Projekt Red.

What makes this game so exciting is the it lets the player act like a mercenary named V and the beauty of this character is that it can be fully customized. You can change the gender as well as body type of this character and play according to your liking. Not just this, the players get to explore the world of Night City as well as its distinct regions. The best part of the game, however, is that it also include Keanu Reeves as a rebel. He plays the character of Johnny Silverhand in the game and this is what makes the game even more exciting.

There are certain system requirements that need to be met if you want it to run on your PC properly and smoothly. What you will find here is that I have tested Cyberpunk 2077 on a collection of GPUs with the help of a preview build.

It is clear from our testing that running Cyberpunk at a higher setting and resolution is going to require a good amount of hardware. Now, this is especially true when it comes to the graphics card front.

Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements

Let’s begin with the official Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements. Once we are done with that, I will put in my own recommendations as to what I think will help you get the best experience.

cyberpunk 2077 system requirements

Cyberpunk 2077 Minimum PC: 1080p Low

Here are the minimum system requirements as suggested by CD Project Red and Nvidia.

CPUCore i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 470 4 GB
Video Memory3 GB of VRAM
FREE DISK SPACE70 GB of free storage space (SSD RECOMMENDED)
RAM8 GB Memory
OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 64-bit or Windows 7 64-bit

So, these are the least Cyberpunk 2077 pc specs that you must have to start the game running on your device. It is quite clear from the above specifications that you needed just a moderate amount of memory and a 64-bit version of Windows.

Also check out: GTA 5 System Requirements

What is your experience going to be like?

As stated above, this is going to be the setting for 1080p low. However, what is not clear is whether it is for 60 fps or 30 fps. We safely assume, that it is going to be closer to 30 rather than 60, which obviously would require better specifications.

CPUCore i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 3200G
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, GTX 1660 Super, or AMD Radeon R9 Fury
Video Memory6 GB of VRAM
FREE DISK SPACE70 GB of free storage space (SSD RECOMMENDED)
RAM12 GB Memory
OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 64-bit

As you can see, the recommended Cyberpunk 2077 pc build settings for 1080p are also quite moderate.

CPUCore i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 3200G
GPUNvidia GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
Video Memory6 GB of VRAM
FREE DISK SPACE70 GB of free storage space (SSD RECOMMENDED)
RAM12 GB Memory
OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 64-bit

As you move up to 1440p ultra recommendations, the only main change that you observe is within the GPU department.

Moving up to 1440p ultra recommendations, the only real change is in the GPU department.

CPUCore i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 3200G
GPUNvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super, RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6800
Video Memory8 GB of VRAM
FREE DISK SPACE70 GB of free storage space (SSD RECOMMENDED)
RAM16 GB Memory
OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 64-bit

In these settings, the GPU requirement is further enhanced. Moreover, it is also recommended to use 16 GB of system RAM and 8 GB of VRAM.

Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing Requirements(RTX):

Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing System Requirements
CPUCore i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 3200G
GPUNvidia GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 6800
Video Memory6 GB of VRAM
FREE DISK SPACE70 GB of free storage space (SSD RECOMMENDED)
RAM16 GB Memory
OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 64-bit

Here are the optimal settings for cyberpunk 2077 at 1440p ultra ray tracing:

CPUCore i7-6700 or Ryzen 5 3600
GPUNvidia GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Video Memory8 GB of VRAM
FREE DISK SPACE70 GB of free storage space (SSD RECOMMENDED)
RAM16 GB Memory
OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 64-bit

Cyberpunk 2077 Recommended PC: 4K Ultra Ray Tracing

CPUCore i7-6700 or Ryzen 5 3600
GPUNvidia GeForce RTX 3080
Video Memory10 GB of VRAM
FREE DISK SPACE70 GB of free storage space (SSD RECOMMENDED)
RAM16 GB Memory
OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 64-bit

Cyberpunk 2077 Graphics Card Considerations 

Which is the best graphics card for Cyberpunk 2077?

As far as running Cyberpunk 2077 is concerned you don’t need an entire PC. As a matter of fact, all that you need is a graphics card. Coupled with a decent PC, a good graphics card should be more than enough for you to run Cyberpunk 2077 smoothly.

Here I would like to point out that Nvidia’s RTX 30 series GPUs prove to be a great asset when it comes to running Cyberpunk 2077. Now, they are simply outstanding with their superior ray tracing performance along with DLSS.

What I would recommend is RTX 3080. Even though GeForce RTX 3090 is faster than RTX 3080, the price difference is quite steep and this is why I would suggest that you use RTX 3080, which itself is quite fast and should be able to run Cyberpunk 2077 smoothly.

Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay

Gameplay

Let’s talk about the Cyberpunk characteristics or features and how to play this game on your desktop or other devices…

The setting of the game Cyberpunk 2077 is in the dystopian Night City which is marked by its six distinct regions. The main character of the game, as mentioned above is V and the players take his identity as they move ahead in the game. The main aim of V in the game is to acquire a prototype chip implant that can help him become immortal. As you move ahead in the garb of V, you get to meet a lot of people and make choices that set your path ahead. For instance, you are required to take on underground hustlers, corporate leaders, and many other characters.

Character of the Mercenary V

This is where you get a lot of freedom as a player. The character of V is highly customizable. You have complete freedom to choose the gender, clothing, hairstyle etc. of V. Not just this, you also have the option of setting his body type. You get the option of choosing from among a couple of characters that include:

  • NetRunner – this character is a master in hacking
  • Techie – just the perfect one with machineries
  • Solo – this is the one that can go great with guns blazing

Now, whichever character you choose, will come with its own preset customizations as well as gameplay styles. And if you thought you cannot improve their skills, you couldn’t be more wrong. As you move ahead in the game, you can buy add ons or enhancements that add more features and abilities to these characters making them more effective. In other words, these enhancements turn your V character into a “living and lethal weapon”.

It addition to the story mission, you are also likely to face several side missions, activities, and gang skirmishes as you go through the Night City. This tends to keep you in the edge and hooked for hours at stretch.

It is interesting to note that Cyberpunk 2077 has been compared with The Witcher 3. According to Patrick Mills Cyberpunk 2077 is just a little bit shorter than The Witcher 3. What you need to keep in mind here is that The Witcher 3 takes about 50 hours to complete and that too if the player is not distracted by side quests that keep happening during the course of the game.

Where does Keanu Reeves fit in?

keanu reeves

The name Keanu Reeves itself creates a lot of curiosity and it is one of the most common questions being asked – Where does Keane Reeves fit in or what does he have to do in the game?

As you progress in the game, V or the main character comes across a prototype chip which when put into the brain, saves it from going corrupt. The significance of this chip is that it comes with the digitised soul of Johnny Silverhand (Keanu Reeves), who is a rebel rocker seeking revenge in the game.

The most interesting part is that Reeves gets to play the same character in a couple of different ways depending upon the choices that you make during the gameplay.

Can you get a breather while playing the game?

Now, this is unlike most of the other games being played online. If at any time, you feel that the action is too much to handle you can choose to roam around the Night City and that too in a futuristic vehicle. Not just this, you also have the option of roaming around and taking part in activities anywhere around the world. One of the most interesting things is that you can also take a ride on a roller coaster.

What is streamer mode?

You can also play the game under the streamer mode. The benefit of this mode is that you can play the game with songs being disabled. This helps you avoid any kind of copyright issues. It is worth noting that the playlist of this game includes around 150 tracks from various genres including some by artists such as Grimes, Run the Jewels, and Rat Bay.

FAQ’s

Can I run Cyberpunk 2077 on my PC?

Yes! And trust me, you are not the only one seeking an answer to the question – Will my computer play Cyberpunk 2077?

You can definitely run Cyberpunk 2077 on your PC. The only requirement is that your computer meets the minimum requirements of the game which you can compare over here.

Can a 14 year old play Cyberpunk 2077?

The content of the game is not suitable for anyone below the age of 16. You must note that there is nudity involved and so is sexual innuendo. Not just this, there’s a lot of violence, gore, blood and use of explicit language that makes it unsuitable for children below the age of 16. Parents should exercise caution and keep a watch so that there kids do not play this game.

How much does Cyberpunk 2077 cost?

The list price of the game is $59.99 but you can get a discount at many online retailers including Amazon. Thus, you need to check various online retailers to grab the best deal.

Is RTX 2070 good for Cyberpunk?

To be honest, it is a far better option as compared to Nvidia’s RTX 2060 cards at 1920×1080 with ray tracing switched on. That said, you must note that even RTX 2070 struggles to play it smoothly on max settings at this resolution.

How many GB is Cyberpunk 2070?

Cyberpunk 2077 is 70 GB and the total length of the game is supposed to be somewhere within the range of 40-50 hours irrespective of the platform that you play it on (including PlayStation 4 or PS5, PC, XBox etc)

Conclusion

I have tried to include system requirements that are minimum as well as recommended in both low p and high p so that you can experience the ultimate in gaming as smoothly as possible.

So, let your hair down and enjoy the game!

Last Updated on March 30, 2021 by Ralph

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