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Hardware 17 July 2019, 15:41

author: Arkadiusz Dziermanski

Cyberpunk 2077 PC Cost - Can You Afford a Gaming Rig?

System requirements for AAA games were often a determinant of future purchases for many players. This was true for games like The Witcher 3 and GTA V. Will Cyberpunk 2077 do the same?

Cyberpunk 2077 – Recommended System Requirements

If you meet the recommended system requirements to run the game in full HD with highest level of details, the key question is – do you want to use ray tracing or not? Ray tracing technology can significantly improve graphics quality in games and we can be certain that CD Projekt RED will use its possibilities in 100%.

Ray tracing in Cyberpunk will encourage many players to purchase GeForce RTX video card. - Cyberpunk 2077 PC cost - can you afford a gaming rig? - dokument - 2019-07-17
Ray tracing in Cyberpunk will encourage many players to purchase GeForce RTX video card.

Of course, theoretically, to witness the magnificent ray tracing effects we need at least a GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB). But with the maximum details and ray tracing enabled, we don't have any chances to get at least 30 FPS.... Therefore, in order to really enjoy the latest effects it is necessary to buy a graphics card from the RTX series.

Considering the promised optimization by CDPR and the fact that game is going to be played on PS4 and Xbox One as well, we should be able to play Cyberpunk 2077 in Full HD resolution and high detail settings on a rig with following specs:

PC specs for Cyberpunk 2077 on maximum details?

  1. Processor: Intel Core i5 4. Generation or AMD Ryzen 5 1600,
  2. RAM: 16 GB,
  3. Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64.

If you want to add ray tracing, your configuration will have to be stronger:

PC specs for Cyberpunk 2077 with ray tracing ON?

  1. Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7,
  2. RAM: 16 GB,
  3. Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070.

There are lucky bastards (among us) who will be able to play Cyberpunk at the best possible visual settings – with active ray tracing and 4K resolution. But will they reach the magnificent 60 FPS? It's rather a question for CD Projekt RED, cause I'm quite convinced that the strongest hardware components might be able to meet the requirements. Still, a question remains – is the game optimized well enough?

In order to get the best possible visuals, it will be necessary to have a specification similar to the one on which CD Projekt ran the game during E3 and other preview shows. The only difference is that the RTX Titan card can be easily exchanged for a much cheaper RTX 2080 or 2080 Ti. Also, don’t forget about RTX 2060 / 2070 / 2080 Super models. This configuration will not only cope with Cyberpunk, but should provide swift experience in all games at their maximum graphics settings for the next two or three years.

It's time to start wondering where to get money from to buy a new rig for Cyberpunk. - Cyberpunk 2077 PC cost - can you afford a gaming rig? - dokument - 2019-07-17
It's time to start wondering where to get money from to buy a new rig for Cyberpunk.

Last update: 2019-07-17

Arkadiusz Dziermanski | Gamepressure.com

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

Is It Breathtaking or Hype-Making? Cyberpunk 2077 Served Cold
Is It Breathtaking or Hype-Making? Cyberpunk 2077 Served Cold

CD Projekt Red once again invited us to a Cyberpunk 2077 game show. Already knowing what to expect after E3 2019, we went prepared to take a skeptical look at the details and discover various secrets of the game. Release date: 2020.

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