Cyberpunk 2077 test: How to check if your laptop or PC can handle the system requirements, minimum specs and recommended specs

After delays, controversies, and a whole generation of gaming, CD Projekt Red's eagerly anticipated RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, is finally available to play, with millions of gamers jumping into Night City on launch day.

However, if you bought a PC or laptop when Cyberpunk was first announced back in 2012, you might be wondering whether your setup can handle Cyberpunk 2077.

Here's everything you need to know about the specs required for Cyberpunk 2077, alongside how to check if your PC can handle the game.

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Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements

As with most games, CD Projekt Red has detailed both the minimum and recommend requirements for its latest release. These are as follows:

Cyberpunk 2077 Minimum specs

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 or 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB available space (SSD storage recommended)

Cyberpunk 2077 Recommended Specs

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 1060 6GB / GTX 1660 Super or Radeon RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB available space (SSD storage recommended)

We'd also recommend enabling DLSS if your GPU supports the technology, as this will ensure Cyberpunk 2077 runs at a higher FPS without needing to sacrifice the resolution too much.

If you want to check if you can utilise ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077, NVIDIA has produced a handy guide for the benchmarks required. You can see this below, or check out NVIDIA's website here.

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How to check if my PC can run Cyberpunk 2077

The easiest way to check if your PC can run Cyberpunk 2077 is to compare it to the benchmark specs laid out by the developers, which we've posted above. However, if this doesn't solve the specs conundrum, there is another method.

The website Can You RUN it, powered by Systems Requirement Lab, can automatically check to see if your device can run any game of your choosing.

Simply enter Cyberpunk 2077 into the website search bar and click 'Can You Run it'. This will prompt a Detection.exe program to download, which can check your PC specs against Cyberpunk 2077, and tell you if you can run the game.

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Looks like I can play Cyberpunk!

If you're worried about downloading Systems Requirement Lab's program, the site is endorsed by some of the largest tech companies out there, including NVIDIA, AMD, and EA.

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