As CD Projekt Red close in on the release of Cyberpunk 2077, they’ve reached a point at which they can share the minimum and recommended specs you’ll need to play the game on PC. Luckily, with the game targeting current gen consoles, they’re really quite low, but if you want all the finery that the game can produce in gameplay videos, you’ll need to be going way beyond even the recommended specs – you won’t get ray tracing on a GTX 1060!
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Here are the Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements, with Minimum described as being able to play at 1080p on Low settings and Recommended for 1080p at High Settings.
|Minimum Specs||Recommended Specs|
|OS||64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 10||64-bit windows 10|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570k or AMD FX 8310||Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G|
|GPU||Nvidia GTX 780 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 470||Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or AMD R9 Fury|
Cyberpunk 2077 is out for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 19th November. It will be playable on Xbox Series X | S at that point – the consoles coming out on 10th November – and on PlayStation 5 whenever that console releases later this year, but next-gen enhancements will not be there on day one. The game could take some advantages next-gen beyond simple backward compatibility, but for ray tracing and other more integral enhancements, we’ll have to wait.
There won’t be any waiting on PC though, where CDPR have a pretty tight relationship with Nvidia. At the time of its announcement at E3 2019, CDPR Head of Studio Adam Badowski said, “Ray tracing allows us to realistically portray how light behaves in a crowded urban environment. Thanks to this technology, we can add another layer of depth and verticality to the already impressive megacity the game takes place in.”
You’ll need a GeForce RTX 20 or RTX 30 series card, with Nvidia rolling out the newer GPUs over the next few months, no doubt hoping to steal away some purchases from the new consoles in the process. AMD have yet to reveal their ray tracing compatible RDNA 2 GPUs, but have announced the event to do so will be held on 28th October.