Cyberpunk 2077 Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Graphical Preset Scaling & OC3D Optimised Settings

Cyberpunk 2077 Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Graphical Preset Scaling & OC3D Optimised Settings

OC3D's Optimised Settings

For our optimised settings, we took Cyberpunk 2077's Ultra preset as a baseline and utilised Medium Crowd Density to deliver optimal CPU performance (see page 4). After that, we adjusted graphical settings based on their performance impact.   

For starters, we lowered Cascade Shadow Resolution, Volumetric Fog, Volumetric Clouds, Screen Space Reflections and Ambient Occlusion to Medium. These settings have a huge performance impact on Cyberpunk 2077. 

In addition to these changes, we also lowered Color precision to Medium and Decals to high. For those using native resolution rendering, we also recommend setting FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive SHarpening (CAS) to enabled at 100% scaling to increase Cyberpunk 2077's sharpness. (RTX GPU users should enable DLSS to their desired quality level)

As seen below, these settings will deliver performance levels which sit between Cyberpunk 2077's medium and High preset, while offering several major graphical upgrades over Cyberopunk's default Medium settings, such as FidelityFX CAS sharpening, high-quality Volumetric Fog and higher quality texture filtering. 

Optimised settings with RT enabled

By adding these settings adjustments to Cyberpunk 277's Ray Tracing presets, we found that we were able to achieve lower, but worthwhile performance gains. Note that our OC3D Optimised settings use Auto DLSS when using RT enabled presets and had DLSS disabled when RT is disabled. 

Preset Scaling
  
When compared to Cyberpunk 2077's Ultra preset, our optimised settings for the game deliver us a 33.2% increase in average framerate at 4K on an RTX 3070 graphics card. For RTX users, DLSS should be enabled to deliver further performance gains. Other Cyberpunk players can also enable FidelityFX CAS at 80% or higher to enable performance gains with a minimal loss in graphics quality. 

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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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