Cyberpunk 2077 Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Ray Tracing On VS Ray Tracing Off - Is it Worth it?

Cyberpunk 2077 Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

RT Off, RT Med and RT Ultra

Setting Ray Tracing to Medium has a notable effect on Cyberpunk 2077's lighting. That said, the difference is small enough and subtle enough to make the change a minor one for most PC gamers. Ray-traced reflections make a more Night and Day difference to the game, as does Cyberounk's higher lighting settings. 

Most RTX users will be better off using Cyberpunk's non-RT Ultra preset with DLSS enabled, as the performance gain will be worth more than graphical improvements to many players. 


(Ultra Preset VS RT Med Preset)
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Cyberpunk 2077's RT Ultra settings deliver next-generation visuals to Cyberpunk 2077, using DLSS and Ray Tracing on Nvidia's RTX hardware to deliver strong performance and major visual improvements to CD Projekt Red's latest RPG. 

The addition of ray-traced reflection and improved ray-traced lighting deliver major graphical improvements across Cyveropunk 2077, giving the game an entirely new look and feel. These features have a huge impact on the world of Cyberpunk, as almost every object is somewhat reflective, and the neon illumination within most of the game looks best when that light can properly interact with the rest game world.

It is worth noting here that Cyberpunk 2077 has a higher-end Psycho lighting setting, which delivers a ray-traced global illumination system within Cyberpunk 2077, increasing the fidelity of the game's lighting further.  
  


(Ultra Preset VS RT Ultra preset)
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RT Off VS RT Ultra

 Below is a selection of screenshot comparisons for Cyberpunk 2077 with the game's Ultra and RT Ultra presets. These screenshots highlight the changes to Cyberpunk 2077's lighting and reflections across several areas of the game. 


(Ultra Preset VS RT Ultra preset)
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(Ultra Preset VS RT Ultra preset)
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(Ultra Preset VS RT Ultra preset)
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(Ultra Preset VS RT Ultra preset)
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Most Recent Comments

13-12-2020, 14:28:19

KingNosser
6800XT on can it run cyberpunk settings, yes, yes it can

It looks stunning, whenever they add dxr for amd cards i hope it is as smooth as now all be it lower fps, cause the game is very eye candy and i'm enjoying it, yet to have a single bug, but yea i get that a lot of people are getting some real weird bugs in the game.

Consoles far worse, it should change for ps5 and xboxSX, but this is the first game I'd say is a next gen title.Quote

13-12-2020, 14:29:46

AngryGoldfish
I haven't played the game myself, but it truly is stunning to look at. Despite all the challenges, CD Projekt Red deserve a huge round of applause. What they've built is an incredible feat that'll likely always be remembered.Quote

13-12-2020, 14:52:05

AlienALX
With RT enabled this is by far the best looking PC game I have ever seen. Even without it it's still stunning.

But yeah, as I kinda guessed RT is big in this one. Thankfully you don't need stupid FPS either, considering it's a single player mainly RPG.

It's not even a proper next gen title either. It's a "best of the last gen we will see" game.

Edit. My manners have gone for a walk again FFS. Thank you for doing this. Also, big up for putting the 2080Ti in there too. I can see why many didn't now. Once you get to high settings at 1440p it runs out of VRAM.Quote

13-12-2020, 17:30:29

NeverBackDown
CPU performance on Ryzen can be improved quite a bit if you modify the hex code in the .exe file.

With that said haven't done it myself. Not really interested in the game tbhQuote

13-12-2020, 18:28:05

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
CPU performance on Ryzen can be improved quite a bit if you modify the hex code in the .exe file.

With that said haven't done it myself. Not really interested in the game tbh
I have heard that and may investigate soon.Quote
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