CDPR Releases In-Depth Specifications Required to Play Cyberpunk at Multiple Resolutions, Graphics Settings Including Ray-tracing

Cyberpunk 2077 is the most anticipated game of the year. Last night the fifth episode of night city wire aired focusing on Jhonny Silverhand played by Keanu Reeves and his role in the game. They also confirmed that in certain sections of the story, players would be able to control Jhonny Silverhand as well. We also got a new gameplay trailer focusing on the key gameplay and story aspects of the game.

Earlier this week, CDPR also released gameplay footage captured on the Xbox One X and Xbox Series X consoles. It was the first look of the game running on consoles. The game looks gorgeous on both consoles. It ran flawlessly on the Series X, but the One X struggled during intensive sequences. The last delay in the release date was the consequence of the game performance on the current-gen, especially the base consoles. It seems the studio is hard at work optimizing the game for every machine.

Now, CDPR has released an in-depth specification chart for the PC community. It shows the exact specifications required for a smooth experience at different resolutions and settings. As announced earlier, the minimum requirements include a GTX 780 coupled with a 3rd gen Core i5 processor. A smooth 1080p experience with graphics settings cranked up to high requires a GTX 1660 6GB coupled 4th gen Core i7 or 3rd gen Ryzen 3 CPU.

Similarly, if you want to play with Ray-Tracing turned on, then a PC with at least an RTX 2060 with 16GB of system memory, the rest of the requirements are very similar to those mentioned above. The best gameplay experience would require an RTX 3080 graphics card.

Lastly, it remains to be seen how the game performs on the base consoles.

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