Do you know Cyberpunk 2077? This game is developed by CD Projekt and will be released in September 2020. If you want to play this game, you can read this post, in which MiniTool introduces Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements.

Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements

Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt. It is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 17 September 2020, and Stadia by the end of the year.

The game story takes place in dystopian Night City, an open world with six distinct regions. Players assume an ambitious mercenary who is looking for a unique implant that is the key to eternal life. In this game, the role is customizable. Players can acquire skills in hacking and machinery, an arsenal of ranged weapons, and options for melee combat.

In a word, this game is worth looking forward to. Then, what are Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements? Many people may ask this question. Although CD Projekt hasn't published Cyberpunk 2077 minimum requirements and Cyberpunk 2077 recommended requirements, many gamers have made a prediction. Let's have a look!

Cyberpunk 2077 minimum specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit.
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD FX-8320.
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 380 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
  • RAM: 8GB.
  • Storage: 70GB hard drive space.

Cyberpunk 2077 recommended specs:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit.
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1600.
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Nano 8GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070.
  • RAM: 16GB. 
  • Storage: 100GB hard drive space.

The above are Cyberpunk 2077 minimum and recommended requirements speculated by gamers based on other games of the same type and the Cyberpunk 2077 E3 demo PC specs revealed.

On E3, Cyberpunk 2077 PC specs are as follows:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K at 3.70GHz.
  • RAM: GSkill Ripjaws 5, 2x16GB 3000MHz CL15.
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
  • Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 512GB M.2 PCIe.

This configuration may indicate Cyberpunk 2077 recommended specs. However, if you are a gamer who is pursuing good picture quality, there is an extra thing you should pay attention to— Cyberpunk 2077 has ray tracing support.

What is ray tracing? It is the technology used for tracing the path of a ray (a beam of light) within a 3D world. It allows lighting, reflections, shadows, and other effects to look more realistic than they do with traditional rasterization rendering techniques.

However, to take advantage of those graphical effects, you not only need a graphics card capable of ray tracing, but one powerful enough to do it while delivering a decent framerate at your chosen resolution.

At present, GPUs with ray tracing are limited to Nvidia RTX series, including RTX 2060, 2060 Super, 2070, 2070 Super, 2080, 2080 Super, and 2080 Ti. Besides, Nvidia is working directly with CD Projekt Red on ray tracing support and this company has unveiled their special (and slightly heinous looking) Cyberpunk 2077-themed RTX 2080 Ti graphics card back in February.

Cyberpunk 2077 RTX 2080 Ti

In a word, if are pursuing good picture quality, a RTX GPU is also a good choice.

Check Your PC's Specs

To determine whether your PC can meet Cyberpunk 2077 specs, you should check your PC's specs first. Here is the tutorial:

Step 1: Press "Windows + R" keys to call out Run box. In the Run box, type "dxdiag" and hit Enter to open DirextX Diagnostic Tool. On the System tab, please pay attention to Operating System, Processor, and Memory information.

dxdiag system tab

Step 2: Skip to Display tab to check Display Memory (VRAM). VRAM is the graphics card's own video memory and will not occupy system memory. For games, it's very important.

check VRAM

Step 3: Open File Explorer and click This PC to see whether there is enough storage space for Destiny 2.

check hard drive space

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Whether Your PC's Specs Meet Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements?

After checking your PC's specs, you should then judge whether they meet Cyberpunk 2077 specs. To complete that, you may need some special knowledge about CPU and GPU.

In terms of CPU, you should know:

  • In the same series (like Intel core, AMD FX, and AMD Ryzen series), more advanced CPU architecture offers better performance.
  • Under the same CPU architecture, the higher the CPU frequency, the faster the CPU speed, and the better the CPU performance.
  • In Intel Core series and AMD Ryzen series, the number i5 and R5 represent brand positioning. In general, the greater the serial number, the better. Besides, the number following i5 or R5 indicates generation and SKU. In the same generation, the larger the SKU value, the higher the frequency and the stronger the performance.

Intel CPU serial number

To help you determine whether your CPU meets Cyberpunk 2077 PC requirements, here are 3 lists for you: List of Intel Core CPUs, List of AMD FX CPUs, and List of AMD Ryzen CPUs.

As for GPU, you should know:

  • GPU has some important parameters like GPU architecture, core config, GPU frequency, bandwidth, and VRAM. Their importance decreases orderly. You should refer to these parameters to determine whether your GPU meets the Cyberpunk 2077 PC specs.
  • There is a numbering rule in GPUs that is similar in CPUs. In the same series, the higher the serial number of the GPU, the more features it owns and the stronger the performance.

Here are also two lists for you to determine whether your GPU meets Cyberpunk 2077 PC requirements: List of Nvidia GPUs and List of AMD GPUs.

What Should You Do If Your PC Doesn't Meet Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements?

If your PC's CPU, RAM, and GPU do not meet the Cyberpunk 2077 requirements, you have to replace them or add an extra RAM / an external GPU. In this case, here are some posts that may help you:

  1. Laptop's 5 Different Structures.
  2. How to Get More RAM on Laptop—Free up RAM or Upgrade RAM.
  3. How to Upgrade Motherboard and CPU without Reinstalling Windows.

If it is the OS that doesn't meet the Cyberpunk 2077 requirements, there are two cases.

  • Your PC's OS is lower than Windows 7. In this case, you just need to upgrade the OS.
  • Your PC's OS is not 64-bit. In this case, you should check whether your CPU is 32-bit or 64-bit. A 32-bit CPU doesn't support a 64-bit OS. But if your CPU meets the Cyberpunk 2077 requirements, it is usually a b4-bit CPU.

In a word, if the OS doesn't meet the Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements, you should upgrade it. The following post may help you: How to Upgrade 32 Bit to 64 Bit in Win10/8/7 without Data Loss

If it is the storage that doesn't meet the Cyberpunk 2077 requirements, there are also two cases.

  • There is no single partition that has enough free space. In this case, you may need to extend the partition.
  • The whole disk doesn't have enough free space. In this case, here are solutions for you—freeing up disk space or upgrading to a larger hard drive.

No matter which case you are in, MiniTool Partition Wizard can help you solve the storage issue. Here is the tutorial on how to extend a partition:

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Step 1: Click the above button to free download MiniTool Partition Wizard. Launch this software and go to its main interface. Right-click a partition you want to extend and click Extend option.

choose Extend option

Step 2: Click the arrow to expand a dropdown menu and choose a partition from which you decide to take free space. Then, drag the sliding block to decide how much space you want to take from that partition. Then, click OK button.

extend partition

Step 3: Click the Apply button to execute the pending operation.

click Apply button

Here is the tutorial on how to upgrade to a larger hard drive (This guide can also help you upgrade your PC to an SSD; an SSD can boost the game map loading speed):

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Step 1: Connect the new drive to your laptop through an interface adapter.

Step 2: Purchase MiniTool Partition Wizard and launch it to get its main interface. Then click on Copy Disk Wizard on the action panel.

click on Copy Disk Wizard

Step 3: Click Next button to continue and then choose the system disk to copy. Then, click Next button again.

select disk to copy

Step 4: Select the new drive as the target disk and click Next to continue.

select target disk

Step 5: Choose right copy options and adjust the target disk layout. Then, click Next button.

Note: If the original disk is an mbr disk while the new HDD is a GPT disk, you should choose the option Use GUID partition table for the target disk, otherwise your laptop can't boot from the new disk. Click MBR vs. GPT to know more.

choose copy options

Step 6: Click Apply button to execute the pending operations.

click the Apply button

Step 7: Disconnect the new drive and install it into your computer. After that, you should boot into firmware to make sure:

  • The BIOS mode is enabled, if the new HDD is an MBR disk.
  • The UEFI mode is enabled, if the new HDD is a GPT disk.

Now, you can boot your computer on the new drive smoothly and then you will find all your files, games, etc. are on the new drive.

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Bottom Line

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Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements FAQ

Can I run Cyberpunk 2077?

Although CD Projekt hasn't published Cyberpunk 2077 requirements, many senior gamers predict that this game's minimum requirements as follows (you can probably run Cyberpunk 2077 as long as you meet these specs):

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit.
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD FX-8320.
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 380 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
  • RAM: 8GB. 
  • Storage: 70GB hard drive space.
What graphics card do I need for Cyberpunk 2077?
Typically, an AMD Radeon R9 380 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB GPU can run Cyberpunk 2077. However, you should know that Cyberpunk 2077 has ray tracing. Therefore, an RTX GPU like RTX 2060, 2060 Super, 2070, 2070 Super, 2080, 2080 Super, and 2080 Ti may be more suitable for Cyberpunk 2077.
Can a 1050 TI run Cyberpunk 2077?
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is capable of running Cyberpunk 2077, but the game picture quality may be poor.
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