Cyberpunk 2077 Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Ray Tracing and DLSS - A match made in heaven

Cyberpunk 2077 Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Ray Tracing and DLSS - A match made in heaven  

With Cyberpunk's implementation of DXR raytracing being exclusive to Nvidia's RTX graphics cards, it makes sense for the game's RT-enabled graphical presets to be tied to DLSS. 

In a straight-up Ultra Preset (No RT) comparison, Nvidia's RTX 3070 and AMD's RX 6800 offer similar performance levels. That said, Nvidia's RTX feature set can be utilised within Cyberpunk 2077 to deliver higher levels of image quality and higher performance levels. That's the power of Nvidia's RTX features. 

At Ultra settings with DLSS set to Balanced, the RTX 3070's average framerates increase by 90%, generating a major performance lead over its AMD-powered rival. As we have said before, AMD needs an answer to DLSS. 
 
When ray tracing is set to Ultra and DLSS is disabled, the RTX 3070's performance plummets, thanks to the performance demands of high-quality ray tracing and the limited VRAM allocation on the RTX 3070. This is why DLSS and ray tracing is a match made in heaven, as the performance impact of raytracing can be countered by DLSS. 

Frankly, it is shocking that Nvidia's RTX 3070 can deliver more performance when using Cyberpunk 2077's Ultra RT preset than the game's Ultra preset. Yes, DLSS is what makes up this difference, but it still highlights a critical advantage of Nvidia's hardware and software lineups. Moving forward, AMD needs an answer to DLSS. 

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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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