Cyberpunk 2077 PC Ray Tracing System Requirements

ray tracing requirements

So, looking for the best Cyberpunk 2077 has to offer? Wanting to see exactly what “next-gen” means? Ready to put your PC to the test? Well, look no further — Cyberpunk 2077‘s ray tracing requirements are right here! The most realistic lighting engine that you can get, in one of the most neon games imaginable, is gonna be hard to run. Hopefully, this guide will keep your computer from blowing up!

Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing Requirements | 1080p and 4K

The ray tracing requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 is gonna be expensive! You’re going to want at least a RTX 2000+ (or equivalent) with enough ram and storage to handle things… As well as a monitor that’s able to handle the quality that you’re looking for! Below are your major options, and the ones that are most likely to work well.

Cyberpunk 2077 Recommended PC: 1080p Medium Ray Tracing

  • Core i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 3200G
  • RTX 2060 (or RX 6800)
  • 16GB RAM
  • 6GB VRAM
  • 70GB SSD storage
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Target: 1080p RT Medium

This is a fairly reasonable benchmark to get to. The RTX 2060 isn’t too expensive, and 16 RAM is a standard for most PCs. So realistically, all you need to do is have something equivalent to a fairly older graphics card.

Cyberpunk 2077 Recommended PC: 1440p Ultra Ray Tracing

  • Core i7-6700 or Ryzen 5 3600
  • RTX 3070 (or equivalent)
  • 16GB RAM
  • 8GB VRAM
  • 70GB SSD storage
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Target: 1440p RT Ultra

Now we’re talkin’! At 1440p you’ll need to bounce to the 3000’s on an RTX, and much more recent GPUs otherwise. We highly recommend using an RTX here, as the equivalents can end up being just a touch slower.

This is also the point where your CPU core can be a little bit… slow, if it’s not the right quality. Make sure you’re fairly updated on your core if your goal is 1440p ray tracing gaming. Otherwise, you might get below 30 fps, which… is kinda unplayable, depending on your combat.

Cyberpunk 2077 Recommended PC: 4K Ultra Ray Tracing

  • Core i7-6700 or Ryzen 5 3600
  • RTX 3080 (or RTX 3090)
  • 16GB RAM
  • 10GB VRAM
  • 70GB SSD storage
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Target: 4K Ultra

You’re going to need the top-end of graphics cards to handle this 4k beast. The CPU doesn’t change between 1440p and 4k, thankfully, but you’re still going to need to cough up the dough for some pretty high-end graphics cards. Oh well, it’s what is needed to play this game at it’s best, right?

Jason Toro

Jason Toro

Jason Toro-McCue has committed his schooling to the study of the connection between game design and narrative. When he's not working on this bond through writing articles or guides, he's playing Dungeons & Dragons, or just playing games themselves and looking at the story there.