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Cyberpunk 2077 is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2020, having been in development for many years, all eyes are on CD Projekt Red to deliver the ultimate sci-fi action RPG. They’ve grown a lot since they started The Witcher series, and this hugely ambitious game is poised to be their next smash hit. It has already broken all kinds of records, having more than a million players on Steam within six hours of launch!
Graphics Card FPS Performance Results
Note: we received a copy of Cyberpunk 2077 through CD Projekt Red. We are using the latest Nvidia drivers (460.79) and have been benchmarking furiously with all the cards below. We will be compiling all our results and putting them here shortly, so be sure to visit back for all the data.
- MSI Gaming X Trio 3090
- MSI Gaming X Trio 3080
- MSI Gaming X Trio 3070
- Gigabyte 3060Ti / Zotac 3060Ti
- ASUS Radeon 6800
- XFX 6800XT / Sapphire 6800XT
- XFX RX 570 / 580 / 590
- Asus ROG Strix 5700XT
- MSI Gaming X Trio 2080Ti
- MSI Gaming X Trio 2080 Super
- MSI Gaming X Trio 2070 Super
- Gigabyte 2060 Super
We have already seen that Cyberpunk takes advantage of the capabilities of high-end game rigs, with ray traced lighting effects and other advanced visual effects, but what level of hardware will constitute the baseline for running Cyberpunk 2077? CD Projekt Red has released the official system requirements, so you can check out how your rig measures up against the official game specifications now.
Or you can head over to our builds page if you’re looking for a guide to assembly yourself a new gaming PC. Now is a great time to think about upgrading, and Cyberpunk 2077 would be a fantastic first big game to push your new PC with.
In the future, we hope to have a tool up and running that will scan your PC automatically and determine what components it has under the hood. This should simplify the process considerably. As of writing, the utility is still in development, but rest assured we’ll make a song and dance of it once available.
Cyberpunk 2077 Game Details
- Release Date: 10th December 2020 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia) OUT NOW!
- System Requirements: High
- Genre: Role-playing game
- Developer: CD Projekt Red
- Publisher: CD Projekt
Inspired by the tabletop role-playing game of the same name, Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the dystopian metropolis of Night City, California. This teeming megacity is broken down into six districts each with their own unique socio-economic and cultural flavor. Ruthless gangs, corporate behemoths, wealthy suburbanites, and hackers mingle in a melting point of technology, transhumanist ideals, violent crime, corruption, and blinding neon where pretty much anything goes.
The player takes on the role of a freelance mercenary of sorts named V, and through first-person gameplay, explores the horizontal and vertical limits of this towering city on the periphery of the American continent.
V can be customized based on a wealth of skills, attributes, and stats ranging from technologically-replicated body modifications, physical appearance, class (netrunner, techie, and solo) each with their own specialty, and weapon perks.
CD Projekt Red has a reputation for creating the most immersive action-RPG world’s we’ve seen this generation and Cyberpunk 2077 looks to follow in that established tradition.
Alongside, Cyberpunk 2077 promises brutal melee combat, heated firefights, breakneck speed vehicle chases, a full day-night cycle, dynamic weather, and a world that reacts to the player’s actions and decisions – an RPG the likes of which we’ve never seen before, or at least, it appears that way.
The Secretlab Cyberpunk 2077 edition gaming chair is currently available in their Omega and Titan 2020 versions, as seen below:
Cyberpunk 2077: Minimum System Requirements
- CPU: Intel 15-3570K / AMD FX-8310
- RAM: 8 GB RAM
- HDD: 70 GB of space (SSD recommended)
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon RX 470
- OS: Win 7 64
- Direct X: Version 11
- Screen Resolution: 1080p
- Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Cyberpunk 2077: Recommended System Requirements
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
- RAM: 12 GB RAM
- HDD: 70 GB SSD
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 590
- OS: Win 10 64
- Direct X: Version 12
- Screen Resolution: 1080p
Cyberpunk 2077 Minimum System Requirements – PC Build
If you’re looking to build a PC, or even upgrade some components, to be able to play Cyberpunk 2077 – here’s what you need to get your hands on. The minimum requirements should allow you to play the game at 1080p and 60FPS.
Cyberpunk 2077 Recommended System Requirements – PC Build
To be able to run Cyberpunk at high settings, with reliably solid performance, you’ll want to go for components along these lines.
How to get ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077
If you want to maximize the visual effects in Cyberpunk 2077, with all the advanced graphical features, and high levels of image quality, we recommend that you pick up one of Nvidia’s latest RTX GPUs, such as the RTX 3080.
What Gaming PC Do We Recommend?
Depending on what you’re budget is, and what level of performance you’re looking at, these are the builds that we’d recommend for anyone planning to upgrade specifically for Cyberpunk:
Minimum (budget) 1080p
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
- RAM: 8 GB
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super
Recommended (mid-range) 1440p
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
- RAM: 16 GB
- GPU: GeForce RTX 2060 Super
Overkill (High-end) 4K
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
- RAM: 32 GB
- GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
If Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t run like a dream with these specifications, even at 4K, then we are in for a rude awakening on release date this April.