During our review of Cyberpunk 2077, we were hoping that the last minute optimization of CD Projekt Red, as well as the new Nvidia drivers would improve the performance of the game. It did improve things, but the result is far from perfect, it's even catastrophic for some users. Fortunately, the graphics options that completely hamper performance and hinder visibility were quickly identified. Making a few adjustments and disabling certain options will make it all smoother, even if you increase other less greedy and more relevant graphics options such as the level of detail. In many cases, this will allow you to go from 20 FPS to 60 FPS.
Please note that a large part of these graphics options are also present on consoles, PCs aren't the only ones concerned. And first of all on PC, remember to update your graphics card drivers as soon as possible, if you haven't already.
Cyberpunk 2077: Improve performance
Go to the Game Settings tab, then to Graphics.
Disable the following options in Basic Settings (applicable to consoles):
- Film grain
- Chromatic aberration
- Depth of field
- Lens Flare
- Motion blur
On PC, in Advanced settings, the settings will depend on your configuration, but here are the 2 to keep to a minimum so as not to demolish the performance of the game:
- Cascading Shadow Range: Low
- Cascading Shadow Resolution: Low
Finally, an option that has helped us a lot is in the last part of the page, on PC, if you have a relatively recent Nvidia graphics card, Resolution scale:
- DLSS: Auto
Be careful, however, we cannot guarantee a performance gain on all machines, you will sometimes have to experiment a little and make sure you do not have the wrong graphics option activated or set too high. Performance gains on all console models aren't guaranteed either, but there's a good chance it'll improve things.
Original content by Robin "Raiden" Bouquet.