Here’s The Specs For The Machine That Ran The Cyberpunk 2077 Demo

A Souped-Up Rig If Ever I Saw One

As one of the supremely lucky humans that saw the Cyberpunk 2077 demo at E3 this year, I’ll admit I wasn’t thinking much about what was happening under the hood. All I knew was that CD Projekt RED was blowing my brain into bite-sized chunks for a solid hour. It turns out they were using some pretty impressive gear to keep things humming along. The specs were as follows:

Cyberpunk 2077 demo

CPU – Intel i7-8700K – 3.70Ghz
Motherboard – Asus ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming
RAM – G.SKILL Ripjaws V, 2X16GB, 3000Mhz, CL15
Graphics Card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080Ti
SSD – Samsung 960 PRO 512GB M.2 PCIe
Power Supply – Corsair SF600 600W

Now, these aren’t totally top of the line parts here. They’re very close to the top of said line, however. Why does this matter? Well, if these specs are indicative of the power you’ll need to play this game at a stable framerate on properly high settings, I’m going to need to do some serious shopping. That graphics card alone is almost two months’ rent at present (I have roommates). Thankfully, the game is still far enough away that you’ll have time to save up, assuming you plan on getting Cyberpunk 2077 for PC. Otherwise, you can either disregard this message, or hope and pray the game is optimized properly for consoles. I have a pretty high level of faith in CDPR, but those hardware specs are no joke.