You’ll only need a modest
cyberdeck PC to play Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 is… something, isn’t it?
It’s everything people love about CD Projekt Red roleplaying games – expansive, detailed, mature – combined with plenty of not very good things about gaming. (Including pretending an incredibly political thing like Cyberpunk isn’t political to not put off your “gamer” audience, cultural appropriation, transphobia, racial stereotypes, more transphobia…)
But it is coming and, in spite of (perhaps because of, in some cases?) all these questionable elements, people are still excited for Cyberpunk 2077.
How powerful a
cyberdeck PC will you need to play Cyberpunk 2077, though?
Minimum Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements
- OS: Windows 7 or 10 (64-bit)
- CPU: Intel Core i5-3579K or AMD FX-8310
- RAM: 8 GB
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 780 3 GB or AMD Radeon RX 470
- DirectX: 12
- Storage: 70 GB
Recommended Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements
- OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
- RAM: 12 GB
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 Fury
- DirectX: 12
- Storage: 70 GB SSD
Right. OK. There’s quite a bit to unpack there, reading more between the lines at what’s not said than what is included in the Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements.
First of all, we don’t know what those minimum and recommended Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements are targeting. It’s helpful – like Ubisoft did, with Watch Dogs Legion – when system requirements are published alongside the target resolution and frame rates you can hope to achieve.
Because, er, the Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements look pretty low, don’t they? The GTX 780 was a top-of-the-line graphics card… in 2013, while the RX 470 occupied the middle of the road when it released in 2016.
Even the recommended specs – which we would expect to target 1080p on High, at least – mention the relatively modest GTX 1060, a 4-year-old card which doesn’t feature more-recent technology like Nvidia’s real-time ray tracing, only available on its RTX-series cards.
There’s a little more “wait and see” in these system requirements than we’d normally like, but at least it will mean Cyberpunk 2077 runs on a wider array of lower-powered PCs. For better and for worse.