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The Witcher 3 system requirements

Developer CD Projekt Red hasn't changed The Witcher 3 system requirements since the RPG game's release, but its next gen update features require a modern GPU

The Witcher 3 system requirements: Ciri (left) and Geralt (right) sit under a tree, conversing on a sunny day

What are The Witcher 3 system requirements? The Witcher 3 minimum and recommended specs are the same as they were when the RPG game first launched. However, developer CD Projekt Red has since introduced new enhancements such as ray tracing for those with a suitably powerful gaming PC.

Here are The Witcher 3 system requirements:

Minimum Recommended
Resolution 1080p 1080p
OS Windows 7 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
CPU Intel Core i5 2500K
AMD Phenom II X4 940
Intel Core i7 3770
AMD FX 8350
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon R9 290
Storage 50GB 50GB

Meeting the Witcher 3 system requirements should be a doddle for most systems, as the game doesn’t require the best graphics card to get up and running. In fact, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 290 are plenty powerful to meet the recommended specs.

That said, you’ll need an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT at least to make use of the new Witcher 3 ray tracing update. CD Projekt Red has also implemented Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR to help boost fps too.

RT off RTAO/RTGI All RT on
Resolution 1080p 1440p (DLSS/FSR) 4K (DLSS/FSR)
Preset High Ultra Ultra
OS Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
CPU Intel Core i5 7400
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Intel Core i7 8700K
AMD Ryzen 3600
Intel Core i7 9700K
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
GPU Nvidia GTX 970
AMD RX 480
Nvidia RTX 3070
AMD RX 6700 XT
Nvidia RTX 3080
AMD RX 6800 XT
Storage 50GB 50GB 50GB

Upgrading to the best gaming CPU you can will also improve your frame rate, improving both your maximum and minimum frames per second. Just don’t forget to pair your processor with 6GB of RAM, so you can experience one of the best PC games as the developer intended.

While The Witcher 3 will run on a hard drive, we’d strongly recommend playing it on the best SSD for gaming you have to hand, as it’ll massively improve load times in the game.

Take our Witcher 3 system requirements PC benchmark test to answer the question… Can I run The Witcher 3?