Cyberpunk 2077 early performance graphs at 1080p ultra

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, Dec 9, 2020 1:25 PM
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We’re just a day away from the official launch of Cyberpunk 2077, and it almost feels surreal after 3 major delays and some controversy surrounding it’s release. But one thing that will be on a lot of PC gamer’s minds for when they pick this title up will be performance, and how well exactly does Cyberpunk 2077 run on their hardware. As 1080p monitors are still the most popular screen resolution we will take a closer look at Cyberpunk 2077 on 1080p.

As you would expect with a game of this sort of hype magnitude, leaked benchmarks have started to surface. We have also been passed some information from a pretty reliable, anonymous source and based on various data we have spotted since the reviews have started to drop we decided to compile this into something for us all to ponder over before we get something more concrete together ourselves. So, we have used these various FPS data sources to extrapolate a bunch of projected FPS figures for a number of graphics cards to turn it into a Cyberpunk 2077 Ultra graphics settings 1080p FPS benchmark graph.

Its really here to give us something to talk around, until we publish our in-house benchmarks on Cyberpunk 2077.

Ok here's a bunch of things to consider before taking the data as the most accurate Cyberpunk 2077 1080p performance guide.

  1. We were informed that some of the early FPS figures could have been somewhat hindered by some DRM that was placed on the early Cyberpunk 2077 review copies. Its important to note that the DRM will be removed by CD Projekt Red upon releasing Cyberpunk 2077. As is normal for CDPR when they release their games to the public, they do so without any form of DRM. In our experience contrary to popular belief, DRM does not normally lower hardware performance significantly. So we do not think these figures would be too far skewed by the DRM applied.
  2. Normally the biggest factor that increases expected FPS over leaked/early FPS reports on a game is the new day one graphics card drivers from Nvidia and AMD. Some of the FPS we have spotted has actually come from leaked Nvidia Cyberpunk FPS, and they dont seem that different from the non-Nvidia FPS. Perhaps Nvidia's leaked FPS were compiled before they had completed their day one Cyberpunk Nvidia graphics card drivers?
  3. CDPR themselves asked press yesterday to remove the early Cyberpunk performance FPS reports, stating that they were not representative of its performance because of the DRM, and who knows, maybe a day one performance patch?
  4. Some of the benchmarks we will be putting into the graphs will be there to give an idea of performance based on our own Game-Debate algorithms, but will be due some tweaking.
  5. We do not know the entire makeup of every external testing system or the location and procedures used to run the benchmarks.

So, that all said, take from this data what you will. I think its always worth considering point 5, for any benchmark results you ever see. As no benchmarker can perfectly recreate your own PC and its hardware configuration, so things like this Cyberpunk 2077 early benchmark report is always going to be a rough guide at best. So with that in mind it certainly gives us something we can all use here on GD as a great jumping off point for our hardware Cyberpunk 2077 launch performance discussions ahead of tomorrow's release.

Ok, enough chatter, lets take a look at the Cyberpunk 2077 Frames Per Second performance data we have compiled so far, for 1080p resolution at ultra graphics settings.

 Cyberpunk 2077 Early Projected Performance Frame per Second at 1080p Ultra Graphics Setting Graph

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 Cyberpunk 2077 Early Projected Performance Frame per Second at 1080p Medium Graphics Setting Graph

At first look, we could see that the top end GPUs, like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 and the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB didnt seem to gain much FPS boost when lowering the graphics setting down from Ultra to Medium graphics settings. This FPS issue could be due to the other hardware bottlenecks in the test systems that were used to get these results, but at this point we open it up to you to speculate in the comments section below.

We do however see a frame rate gain in the lower performance graphics cards, when they drop down from Ultra to Medium graphics settings. This certainly gives the majority of us some room to hope that our not-top-of-the-line GPUs will have the chance to run Cyberpunk 2077 with some graphics setting tweaking at 1080p. 

As we said, these frame rates are certainly subject to change, but we feel the numbers give a pretty good platform for us to discuss the Cyberpunk 2077 performance expectations on PC and the types of frame rates we may well get on our own hardware. Jump into the comments section below and share your thoughts and help each other figure out whether we can run Cyberpunk 2077.

 

Is Cyberpunk 2077 performance as expected based on these early results?

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Playing it at 1440p, medium with some high settings at about 60-70fps. Not too bad. Game looks good, but not amazing. Needs more optimization.

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22:20 Dec-11-2020

I have over 10 hours on this now. I have settings at med pretty much across the board, (still looks great) turned off film grain, chromatic aborr..etc and running about 45fps, pretty smooth. The game world is freakin awesome, so too is the gameplay & story. driving with kb is a bit naff, but always is....Loving it. No bugs apart from not being able to pick up an item now and again..

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15:00 Dec-10-2020

I'll just wait for the no DRM version with the day one patch then.I was really looking to play this at 1080p high,since my gpu is actually recommended for that,but damn this is considerably worse than I expected it to be

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08:53 Dec-10-2020

are these FPS taking Ray Tracing and DLSS into account? cause i got none of them. but i wanna max out at 1080 with my 1080 (couldn't resist it)


i am guessing this will be a processor heavy game ? any rough benchmarks for those coming up?

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06:32 Dec-10-2020

Playing it at 1440p, medium with some high settings at about 60-70fps. Not too bad. Game looks good, but not amazing. Needs more optimization.

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05:21 Dec-10-2020

Ray Tracing in this game is a performance hog. I get 40-50 FPS at 1080p, even with DLSS ultra performance. Turning off Ray Tracing gives me 60 FPS constantly.

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03:08 Dec-10-2020

From what I hear, the game is very buggy and would have been much better off getting delayed. Ah, the realities of being a big-time player catching up to CDPR I guess.
But it looks like the game is good enough that players can get over it. Tho the more I watch reviews the more I hear praise about the open world aspect and less the rpg elements. Great for most folks but not so much for me.

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19:25 Dec-09-2020

I just hope my 1080ti can pull off 1440p high 90ish fps?

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20:19 Dec-09-2020

From what i've seen on WePC live, it got 70-ish fps on 1080p ultra. Your cpu might also be a hinderance according to tom'shardware test(that was using 3080)...

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20:21 Dec-09-2020

That might be due to DRM that was included in review samples( so it wouldn't leak), we will see how it will do with final version with day one patch applied. :)

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05:26 Dec-10-2020

My PC is getting barely 40-50 FPS on high, 60fps on medium at 1440p.

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16:47 Dec-10-2020

How ? I have over 50 99% of the time on high settings at 1080p, and my gpu would be gtx 1080 equivalent, ti version is quite a bit stronger. Weird

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18:13 Dec-09-2020

Was hoping for 35+ at ultra 900p looks like i will be close to that but not most of the time.

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17:34 Dec-09-2020

seems this chart was made thinking the game would yet again be delayed , mentioning some unannounced gpus lol

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17:27 Dec-09-2020

GTX 1060 getting 37.4 on medium... I can only see a 10% performance improvement maximum for this, which is still bad... I like how everyone jumped to the conclusion that it's going to be well optimized when they saw the Reqs, when they didn't know what Minimum and Recommended actually meant... Witcher 3 has GTX 770 recommended and gets 40 or less on ultra 1080p.

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17:57 Dec-09-2020

That's why I liked when Ubi actually put up performance charts with the settings and resolutions used, as well as fps target to expect, rather than the generic "recommended" and "minimum".

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13:54 Dec-10-2020

We give a lot of s**t to ubisoft and they deserve it but its nice seeing them actually respond to it.

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17:45 Dec-10-2020

Credit should be given where due, otherwise if they get only get sh*t for doing good (for their past mistakes) - they will not see a point doing that good thing again.

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17:22 Dec-09-2020

can some give me numbers for my rig??
i pre-ordered it for a friend.
i was afraid of delays, so i did not pre-order for myself and now i am hearing the game is very buggy.
so i will purchase it after day one patch i heard about.


what does the game fps look like on my pc??? ( Raytracing is a gimmick for ,me. so forget bout me using it ). I do not sight see in games I play them.

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02:32 Dec-10-2020

50 to 60 fps at ultra settings , 1080p according to the charts, so you are good unlike people expecting their gtx 1060 to play this game easily at high/ultra settings 1080p :)

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16:44 Dec-09-2020

Where did they find the RX 6700 , 6700XT? lol

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11:47 Dec-10-2020

They are just projected, based on the data we do have so far and performance expectations at the moment. I could take them out, if you guys think its too wild to have that sort of info in there? But I personally figured it would all make for an interesting graph if that sort of projection was included. Let me know either way

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16:36 Dec-09-2020

So how the hell is PS4 running this game?

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19:15 Dec-09-2020

barely, watch the ps4 pro performance video on youtube.

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02:32 Dec-10-2020

It is a miracle, thats why they delayed a third time

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07:43 Dec-10-2020

PS4 get 10-20 fps

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16:19 Dec-09-2020

I will wait for release, whole DRM, no day one driver and no day one patch feels like this is performing worse than it should. But we will see, it is not long till release. Plus not to mention that it is supposed to run on PS4/XB1, which makes me suspect something is not really right here. I mean sure Ultra will be demanding, but medium feels bit off to me.

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15:45 Dec-09-2020

And I was hoping I'll be able to play it on medium - high

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15:53 Dec-09-2020

48fps on ultra so why wouldnt you be able to?
plus as others sayed day one patch and gpu drivers are yet to come so who knows maybe you will get 60 at ultra

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11:29 Dec-13-2020

Well now that is released, I get 30-60fps on low-med 1080p

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16:05 Dec-09-2020

I was expecting high/ultra 30 fps :/

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I was hoping for 1080p and high may have to go for medium though. I always turn motion blur off and set shadows to low as well.

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15:29 Dec-09-2020

RX 6800 XT 12 Gb version? Yeah.. I'll see for myself in a few days, tripped charts like this make no sense

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well this looks way better then i thought i expected that gtx1080 would be around 30fps at ultra 1080p

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14:59 Dec-09-2020

is this rt on or off?

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15:30 Dec-09-2020

off ofc, or else the non rtx cards would crash and burn

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15:41 Dec-09-2020

to be fair, that would be ONE way to burn the city, I suppose... j/k

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My 1050ti has decided to kill itself. Byebye cruel world

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100% Yes [1 votes]
Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB OC Edition 16GB
0% No [2 votes]
Pentium Dual Core B960 2.2GHz Radeon HD 6950M 4GB
0% No [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Athlon II X2 245 GeForce GTS 250 4GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
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Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
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Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 10GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 16GB
100% Yes [4 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 32GB
100% Yes [5 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce GTX 980 4GB 32GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MSI Ventus 2X 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [8 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-10700F 8-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition 16GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400F 6-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce GTX 980 4GB 32GB
66.6667% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]