NBA 2K21 System Requirements

Last updated: 4 September 2021

Curious if your PC can run NBA 2K21? On this page you will find NBA 2K21 system requirements for PC (Windows). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Test your PC to see if it will run NBA 2K21 or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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NBA 2K21 Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

NBA 2K21 system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
OS
Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
DirectX
DirectX
Version 11
DirectX
Version 11
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
110 GB
Storage
110 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
Directx 9.0x
Sound Card
DirectX 9.0c
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Dual-analog Gamepad recommended. Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributable 2012. In order to play NBA 2K21 on PC, you need a capable of supporting SSE 4.2 and AVX.
Additional Notes
Dual-analog Gamepad recommended. Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributable 2012. In order to play NBA 2K21 on PC, you need a capable of supporting SSE 4.2 and AVX.

NBA 2K21 minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 operating system. Your processor should be Intel Core™ i3-2100 @ 3.10 GHz / AMD FX-4100 @ 3.60 GHz or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be NVIDIA GeForce GT 450 1GB / ATI Radeon™ HD 7770 1GB. You also have to have 110 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for NBA 2K21 for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Recommended CPU would be Intel Core™ i5-4430 @ 3 GHz / AMD FX-8370 @ 3.4 GHz CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 8 GB or more. And video card — NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB / ATI Radeon™ R9 270 2GB.

Game Details

NBA 2K21 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series, delivering an industry-leading sports video game experience.

Release date
3 September, 2021
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, PvP, Online PvP, Co-op, Online Co-op, Shared/Split Screen Co-op
Genres
Simulation, Sports
Supported languages
English*, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain*, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Visual Concepts
Publishers
2K
Official website
nba2k.com
Support website
support.2k.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run NBA 2K21?

You would be able to run NBA 2K21 on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core™ i3-2100 @ 3.10 GHz / AMD FX-4100 @ 3.60 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 450 1GB / ATI Radeon™ HD 7770 1GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 110 GB
  • Sound Card: Directx 9.0x
  • Additional Notes: Dual-analog Gamepad recommended. Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributable 2012. In order to play NBA 2K21 on PC, you need a capable of supporting SSE 4.2 and AVX.

Can I play NBA 2K21 with 3 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play NBA 2K21. The minimum RAM is 4 GB.

Can I play NBA 2K21 with 4 GB of RAM?

Yes, NBA 2K21 can run with 4 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does NBA 2K21 need?

You need at least 4 GB of RAM to run NBA 2K21 on PC, but 8 GB is recommended.

What processor do I need for NBA 2K21?

Intel Core™ i3-2100 @ 3.10 GHz / AMD FX-4100 @ 3.60 GHz is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run NBA 2K21.

How many GB is NBA 2K21?

At least 110 GB of disk space is required to install NBA 2K21 on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for NBA 2K21?

You need NVIDIA GeForce GT 450 1GB / ATI Radeon™ HD 7770 1GB or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play NBA 2K21?

Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 or newer.

Does NBA 2K21 require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, NBA 2K21 needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

What DirectX do I need to run NBA 2K21?

Version 11 or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run NBA 2K21 on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

When is NBA 2K21 release date?

NBA 2K21 release date is 3 September, 2021.

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