Cyberpunk 2077 most important graphics options - every video setting benchmarked

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, Dec 14, 2020 3:50 PM
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Cyberpunk 2077 has finally released after a long awaited time, and so far things are pointing towards the new RPG by CD Projekt Red as pretty demanding. But how demanding is each graphics setting individually? And are there some settings that cause a significant drop in performance? And how much can we adjust the graphics settings to give us even more performance?

In this article we will take a look at which Cyberpunk 2077 graphics settings are the best to turn all the way up to Ultra for little to no impact on frame rate, and which ones can get us a little FPS boost for no real visual loss when we turn them off or down. We've compiled a list below of the most demanding graphics options in the game, so you can get a handle on what to expect when you adjust different graphics settings in Cyberpunk 2077 to get the perfect balance of visual fidelity and FPS performance in game.

Below you will see every graphics option listed and benchmarked against a minimum graphics setting used as our baseline benchmark for Cyberpunk 2077. From there we see which graphics options have the highest performance impact on our hardware for the least visual improvement, and then we will see which options can be turned up to max and deliver the best visual improvement in Cyberpunk 2077.

If you want to look at some more graphics benchmarks with various gaming graphics cards running Cyberpunk 2077 then you can check out our Cyberpunk 2077 PC Performance Benchmarks article instead, or you can have a look at the various Cyberpunk 2077 PC Graphics Settings that we'll be discussing here in this article.

Cyberpunk 2077 PC system requirements

Cyberpunk 2077 PC performance report and graphics card benchmarks

For the performance cost result baseline we used the recommended GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, an Intel Core i7-5820K processor, and 16GB of DDR4 memory. To standardize the benchmark tests we took the same route outside of V's apartment in Cyberpunk 2077, looking around the city and taking in the sights.

Since performance seems to drop significantly in outside locations with lots of stuff going on, we felt this was pretty representative of some of the most demanding moments you'll experience whilst playing CP2077.

There's a lot of graphics settings available in Cyberpunk 2077, so we went through the 26 graphics options listed (23 without ray tracing) and tested each one in turn, recording the average frame rates for each and then comparing them to a baseline FPS that was recorded with all the graphics options either turned off or to their lowest settings.

Cyberpunk 2077 baseline FPS

To give us a comparable FPS baseline for Cyberpunk 2077 Frame Rates achieved when all Cyberpunk 2077's graphics settings are on lowest or OFF.

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2

Cyberpunk 2077 Graphics Options Performance Breakdown

The further to the right the bar goes, the more demanding the graphics option is.

What are the most demanding graphics options in Cyberpunk 2077?

As you can see in the performance graph above, there isn't actually a whole lot of extremely demanding graphics options in Cyberpunk 2077. In fact, most settings fall in the 0-3.5% range, and only a handful push close to 5% FPS performance cost.

There are some noticeable heavy hitters of course, the most obvious being Screen Space Reflections Quality at a 39.61% FPS performance cost, followed by Volumetric Fog Resolution at 15.58%, and then Ambient Occlusion at 10.82%.

Following from that we have - in order of most FPS performance impact - Color Precision, Level of Detail (LOD), Motion Blur, Anisotropy, Local Shadow Quality, Volumetric Cloud Quality, and Mirror Quality all ranging from 4.98% down to 2.81% FPS performance cost.

Interestingly, we have seen online with reports from multiple users that Cascaded Shadows Resolution has a significant impact on frame rate. However, when we benchmarked the setting on it's own it didn't have much of an impact to FPS as we expected, therefore this setting must have a larger impact on FPS when the Cascaded Shadows Range setting is turned up higher.

What about ray tracing?

Cyberpunk 2077 does include some of the latest in ray tracing graphics settings. However, since these are much bigger heavy hitters in terms of FPS performance costs, we have dedicated a separate graph and section for them at the bottom of this article to more equally compare them against each other.

Cyberpunk 2077 All Graphics Settings Benchmark Guide

Best Video Settings in Cyberpunk 2077

There's quite a few graphics settings available in Cyberpunk 2077, which at least will give us a decent selection of options to customize and tweak our experience to get the right balance of image quality and FPS performance.

Below we've provided both a score for the performance impact as well as a priority score designed to recommend which graphics settings you should prioritize turning up (the higher the number, the better).

Obviously, these scores are subjective and we really do encourage you to share your own thoughts in the discussion area below on what you think are the best Cyberpunk 2077 graphics settings are. But for now, let's jump in...

Some of the comparisons will be hard to see the difference unless you enlarge the image. To do so, just click on any image to enlarge it.

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Texture Quality

Texture Quality High setting performance impact

Texture Quality graphics option Low compared to High

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Texture Quality 46 39.5 54.9 36.3 24.1

Texture Quality option range: Low/Medium/High

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 5/5

What does the Texture Quality setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Adjusts the quality of textures.

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Film Grain

Film Grain On setting performance impact

Film Grain graphics option Off compared to On

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Film Grain 46 39.4 55.8 34.3 23.5

Film Grain option range: Off/On

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 4/5

What does the Film Grain setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? A fullscreen effect that imitates image grain on photographic film.

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Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic Aberration On setting performance impact 

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Chromatic Aberration 45.9 38.2 56.9 35.2 14

Chromatic Aberration option range: Off/On

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 3/5

What does the Chromatic Aberration setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Simulates the refraction of light into a camera lens, slightly distorting light at the edges of the screen.

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Depth of Field

Depth of Field On setting performance impact 

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Depth of Field 45.8 35.5 53.4 34 23.9

Depth of Field option range: Off/On

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 4/5

What does the Depth of Field setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Causes distant objects to become unfocused.

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Lens Flare

Lens Flare On setting performance impact

Lens Flare graphics option Off compared to On

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Lens Flare 46.1 39.1 56.4 34.5 22.4

Lens Flare option range: Off/On

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 3/5

What does the Lens Flare setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Simulates the scattering of light within a lens, causing flares or colorful spots on the screen.

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Motion Blur

Motion Blur High setting performance impact 

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Motion Blur 44.6 38.2 53.4 31.3 20.7

Motion Blur option range: Off/Low/High

Performance impact: 2/5

Priority: 3/5

What does the Motion Blur setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? An effect that imitates the impression of speed by blurring objects around you when moving quickly.

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Contact Shadows

Contact Shadows On setting performance impact

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Contact Shadows 45.4 35.9 54 31.6 18.6

Contact Shadows option range: Off/On

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 4/5

What does the Contact Shadows setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Responsible for enhanced shadow rendering and adding detail that is not available in normal settings.

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Improved Facial Lighting Geometry

Improved Facial Lighting Geometry On setting performance impact

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Improved Facial Lighting Geometry 45.7 39.6 55.1 34.7 22.9

Improved Facial Lighting Geometry option range: Off/On

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 5/5

What does the Improved Facial Lighting Geometry setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Improves the fidelity of facial animations.

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Anisotropy

Anisotropy 16 setting performance impact

Anisotropy graphics option 1 compared to 16

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Anisotropy 44.6 37.7 55.3 35 23.2

Anisotropy option range: 1/4/8/16

Performance impact: 2/5

Priority: 4/5

What does the Anisotropy setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? The quality of textures seen at oblique angles.

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Local Shadow Mesh Quality

Local Shadow Mesh Quality High setting performance impact

Local Shadow Mesh Quality graphics option Low compared to High

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Local Shadow Mesh Quality 45.9 39.5 52.9 35.6 27.2

Local Shadow Mesh Quality option range: Low/Medium/High

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 5/5

What does the Local Shadow Mesh Quality setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? The quality of meshes used for casting shadows. Corresponds to the consistency between the shadow and light source.

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Local Shadow Quality

Local Shadow Quality High setting performance impact

Local Shadow Quality graphics option Off compared to High

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Local Shadow Quality 44.7 35.5 57.9 32.6 21.5

Local Shadow Quality option range: Off/Low/Medium/High

Performance impact: 2/5

Priority: 4/5

What does the Local Shadow Quality setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? The level of shadow detail from artificial light sources.

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Cascaded Shadows Range

Cascaded Shadows Range High setting performance impact

Cascaded Shadows Range graphics option Low compared to High

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Cascaded Shadows Range 45.5 39.4 56.1 35.3 21.1

Cascaded Shadows Range option range: Low/Medium/High

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 4/5

What does the Cascaded Shadows Range setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? How far you can see shadows cast by the sun.

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Cascaded Shadows Resolution

Cascaded Shadows Resolution High setting performance impact

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Cascaded Shadows Resolution 45.6 34.9 53.7 36 25.6

Cascaded Shadows Resolution option range: Low/Medium/High

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 5/5

What does the Cascaded Shadows Resolution setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? The level of detail in shadows cast by the sun.

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Distant Shadows Resolution

Distant Shadows Resolution High setting performance impact

 

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Distant Shadows Resolution 45.8 39.4 55.2 35.4 22.4

Distant Shadows Resolution option range: Low/High

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 5/5

What does the Distant Shadows Resolution setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? The level of detail in shadows cast by the sun on distant objects.

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Volumetric Fog Resolution

Volumetric Fog Resolution Ultra setting performance impact 

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Volumetric Fog Resolution 39 33.5 43.9 30.8 21.4

Volumetric Fog Resolution option range: Low/Medium/High/Ultra

Performance impact: 4/5

Priority: 3/5

What does the Volumetric Fog Resolution setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? The quality of fog around the player (due to dust or other particle matter in the air) that produces realistic beams of sunlight and color gradients within a scene.

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Volumetric Cloud Quality

Volumetric Cloud Quality Ultra setting performance impact

Volumetric Cloud Quality graphics option Off compared to Ultra

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Volumetric Cloud Quality 44.7 38.3 56.5 34.5 24.5

Volumetric Cloud Quality option range: Off/Medium/High/Ultra

Performance impact: 2/5

Priority: 4/5

What does the Volumetric Cloud Quality setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Enables you to adjust volumetric cloud quality.

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Max Dynamic Decals

Max Dynamic Decals Ultra setting performance impact

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Max Dynamic Decals 45.7 34.8 55.9 35.6 26.5

Max Dynamic Decals option range: Low/Medium/High/Ultra

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 5/5

What does the Max Dynamic Decals setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? The amount of simultaneously-illuminated dynamic decals.

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Screen Space Reflections Quality

Screen Space Reflections Quality Psycho setting performance impact

Screen Space Reflections Quality graphics option Off compared to Psycho

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Screen Space Reflections Quality 27.9 23.9 36.8 22.9 17.4

Screen Space Reflections Quality option range: Off/Low/Medium/High/Ultra/Psycho

Performance impact: 5/5

Priority: 1/5

What does the Screen Space Reflections Quality setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Determines the quality of reflections in the game. Higher quality corresponds to improved image detail and smoothness.

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Subsurface Scattering Quality

Subsurface Scattering Quality High setting performance impact

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Subsurface Scattering Quality 45.6 33.9 55.1 32.2 19.4

Subsurface Scattering Quality option range: Low/Medium/High

Performance impact: 1/5

Priority: 5/5

What does the Subsurface Scattering Quality setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Determines the quality of lighting on human skin.

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Ambient Occlusion

Ambient Occlusion High setting performance impact

Ambient Occlusion graphics option Off compared to High

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Ambient Occlusion 41.2 36.9 51.2 32.2 26.4

Ambient Occlusion option range: Off/Low/Medium/High

Performance impact: 3/5

Priority: 4/5

What does the Ambient Occlusion setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Screen Space Ambient Occlusion produces natural shadows in areas where regular shadow maps lack precision and incoming light is blocked by nearby environmental geometry (e.g. inside narrow gaps and corners). Setting on higher quality preset will increase sampling rate and improve ambient occlusion, but use more GPU (graphics card power).

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Color Precision

Color Precision High setting performance impact

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Color Precision 43.9 36.9 54.6 32 26.6

Color Precision option range: Medium/High

Performance impact: 2/5

Priority: 4/5

What does the Color Precision setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Higher color precision improves overall image quality and reduces color gradient banding.

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Mirror Quality

Mirror Quality High setting performance impact

Mirror Quality graphics option Low compared to High

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Mirror Quality 44.9 38.1 56.5 33 23.4

Mirror Quality option range: Low/Medium/High

Performance impact: 2/5

Priority: 3/5

What does the Mirror Quality setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Determines image quality of in-game mirrors.

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Level of Detail (LOD)

Level of Detail (LOD) High setting performance impact

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 46.2 40.5 54.9 35.1 22.2
Level of Detail (LOD) 43.9 37.9 52.6 33.5 23.8

Level of Detail (LOD) option range: Low/Medium/High

Performance impact: 2/5

Priority: 4/5

What does the Level of Detail (LOD) setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Determines the level of detail in the game’s graphics.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing Settings Benchmark Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing baseline FPS

To give us a comparable FPS baseline for Cyberpunk 2077 Frame Rates achieved when all Cyberpunk 2077's graphics settings are on lowest or OFF.

Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 69.5 63.6 75.1 46.5 35.1

Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing Performance Breakdown

The further to the right the bar goes, the more demanding the graphics option is.

What are the most demanding ray tracing settings in Cyberpunk 2077?

Looking at the FPS performance graph above we can see that the ray tracing graphics settings available in Cyberpunk 2077 actually have quite varied performance impacts on our FPS.

The most noticeable and most demanding ray tracing effect in Cyberpunk 2077 is of course Ray-Traced Lighting at a massive 53.81% FPS performance cost, which will pretty much cut your frame rate in half by enabling this setting.

Following on from that we have Ray-Traced Reflections at 37.27% and Ray-Traced Shadows at 18.85%. Obviously these will still significantly impact your FPS performance but not quite as much as Ray-Traced Lighting will.

Luckily this does mean that we can customize our Ray Tracing quality settings in Cyberpunk 2077 to best fit our wants in terms of image quality and FPS performance.

Ray-Traced Reflections

Ray-Traced Reflections On setting performance impact

Ray-Traced Reflections graphics option Off compared to On

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 69.5 63.6 75.1 46.5 35.1
Ray-Traced Reflections 43.6 34.5 50.8 34.2 21.2

Ray-Traced Reflections option range: Off/On

Performance impact: 4/5

Priority: 3/5

What does the Ray-Traced Reflections setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Ray-Traced Reflections offer improved reflection detail on both rough and smooth reflective materials. Requires a graphics card capable of DXR.

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Ray-Traced Shadows

Ray-Traced Shadows On setting performance impact

Ray-Traced Shadows graphics option Off compared to On

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 69.5 63.6 75.1 46.5 35.1
Ray-Traced Shadows 56.4 39.8 63 41.6 28.8

Ray-Traced Shadows option range: Off/On

Performance impact: 3/5

Priority: 4/5

What does the Ray-Traced Shadows setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Ray tracing ensures stable and high detail soft shadows from sunlight. This setting requires a DXR-ready graphics card.

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Ray-Traced Lighting

Ray-Traced Lighting Psycho setting performance impact

Ray-Traced Lighting graphics option Off compared to Psycho

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Cyberpunk 2077 Avg FPS Min FPS Max FPS 1% Low 0.1% Low
Baseline 69.5 63.6 75.1 46.5 35.1
Ray-Traced Lighting 32.1 28.8 37.7 27 16.5

Ray-Traced Lighting option range: Off/On

Performance impact: 5/5

Priority: 2/5

What does the Ray-Traced Lighting setting do in Cyberpunk 2077? Ray tracing enhances the quality of lighting in the game. This setting requires a DXR-ready graphics card.

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Conclusion

Cyberpunk 2077 graphics settings performance results and conclusion - Cyberpunk 2077 is clearly a very demanding game, but only a few graphics settings actually affect frame rate by a substantial amount. The main settings to affect performance in Cyberpunk 2077 are Screen Space Reflections Quality, Volumetric Fog Resolution, and Ambient Occlusion. These are the 3 biggest performance hitting graphics settings in Cyberpunk 2077.

Therefore, these 3 settings should absolutely be your first ports of call to lower when you want to increase your frames per second rate in Cyberpunk 2077. Turning these settings down first could increase your FPS to a playable amount.

In terms of ray tracing however, all 3 settings will significantly impact your frame rate in Cyberpunk 2077, however each one impacts performance differently with Ray-Traced Lighting having the highest performance impact, followed by Ray-Traced Reflections and then Ray-Traced Shadows.

Thankfully that seems to be about it, and most of the other settings can be turned up to the highest or at least in the high range without impacting performance that much. Things like Texture Quality interestingly don't impact performance as much as you think it would, so turning that up to Max settings is more than worth it.

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09:46 Dec-23-2020

decent job

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09:41 Dec-19-2020

i got 82-83° Celcius on my GPU playing this game (RTX 2060 Super Dual 8Gb by Palit) no matter what settings. my Ryzen 7 3700x temp also around 80-83° Celcius but after i undervolt it went down to 79° Celcius. FPS is fine (60-78 fps with sometimes dropping to 48-50 when walking around jig jig). Is the temperature noemal? I use Cube Gaming Valborg Case with 6 Fan and Deepcool Gammax 400 cpu coole

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Just from looking at it that front intake looks pretty restricted in airflow you have this small gap where fans can pull air inefficiently in. Try taking off your side panel and see if your temps are a lot lower if they are then you just have bad airflow if temps are the same then your case or fan speeds aren't the problem

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10:51 Dec-16-2020

Even on low this game looks awesome

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02:03 Dec-18-2020

screenshots it most definitely looks great but I haven't tried low settings

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21:26 Dec-15-2020

The 5070ti is gonna murder this game LOL

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19:26 Dec-15-2020

Anyone else noticing an improvement with today's Nvidia driver?

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I didn't really notice any improvements on my end

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17:50 Dec-15-2020

1060 3GB + Xeon E3-1230v2 + 8GB DDR3 1600mhz = 40-45fps inside night city every things low textures and Ambient Occlusion were mid.

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00:12 Dec-15-2020

Click to enlarge doesn't work right. It just shows the high, no way to enlarge or compare the low. And the picture we can see is too small.

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09:49 Dec-15-2020

What do you use? I just tested FireFox and Chrome and it works properly for me. It might not work well on mobile anymore though, as I think mobiles block pop-up windows if I'm not mistaken.

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10:53 Dec-16-2020

Works fine for me

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23:16 Dec-14-2020

I think the Anisotropy setting images for 1X and 16X should be reversed? 16X looks like PS2 textures.

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00:15 Dec-15-2020

It looks almost exactly the same in this comparison... What on earth are you talking about? Also you don't know what ps2 graphics look like

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00:49 Dec-15-2020

Zoom in then.

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02:08 Dec-15-2020

??? Do you understand what resolution is? Doesn't seem like it.

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14:51 Dec-15-2020

Wtf??

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16:17 Dec-15-2020

What is your problem Corebela? Somone shít in your coffee? None of this has anything to do with any resolutions or what the real PS2 graphics looked like and, frankly, it's bizarre that what Yiannis said need an explanation...

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00:39 Dec-16-2020

Saying things look like ps2 graphics really annoys me since it's not even close to true anytime someone says it. Since I realized why these comparisons didn't work for me, I see the issue now too with anisotropic filtering now that I can see the bigger comparison. Oh and yes I was in a bad mood yesterday. Sorry for the bring down

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Good catch, I didn't click on that comparison as I already know what aniso does. But you're right, the images need a swap. The obviously sharper one is the aniso 16x, just looking at the ground texture filtering.

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18:09 Dec-14-2020

i honestly feel a bit betrayed, when they announced that my old 1060 would get mid-high settings i had a glimpse of hope , but playing on low is not do good. Everyone say that the best thing is music and visuals and for me the visuals are

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18:11 Dec-14-2020

bad and the sound is cracking. The core game play is nothing good or new and the game over all is very mediocre.

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00:13 Dec-15-2020

Overclock you gpu and cpu, im getting 30 to 40 fps on high settings ewith the 3 most cost perfomance settingsw turned to medium at 1080p, i do experience the crackling sound tho i got used to it

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I think your CPU is letting you down mate...

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11:11 Dec-15-2020

my real is cpu intel i7 6600k

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11:27 Dec-15-2020

Oh dear, I'm running high settings, with shadows down and film grain, chromatic crap off and getting 40-45. Our cards are near identical, so you should be getting near the same as me..hmmmmm

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10:57 Dec-16-2020

For me at 1440p i am getting 40-50 fps on low. But i OC my gpu to its max

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17:44 Dec-14-2020

THANK YOU!

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17:43 Dec-14-2020

Great summary, as always!


If I had to nit-pick, I'd say that the reflection settings (both screen-space and RT) really need multiple examples and those examples really need to be showing something reflective closer up, as the "overall" city screenshot doesn't really show what impact the SSR would have when it's used well (puddles, shiny objects, glass, etc). SSR usually also has a range and resolution limit, so it doesn't display well from afar either.

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00:18 Dec-15-2020

This is a very shoddy settings comparison article. Only showing lowest to highest is nonsense seeing as hardly anyone is using the highest settings. Also hard to compare anything with these tiny resolution pictures that can't be enlarged.

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00:55 Dec-15-2020

Have you tried clicking on the images? They're 1080p, enough to see the comparison.

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08:33 Dec-15-2020

I can see it if I open in new tab, but it's only the ultra pictures. It's always like that for me for these comparison slider images.

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09:52 Dec-15-2020

Yeah, just clicking view image won't work. Here's an example of what it's meant to look like

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11:38 Dec-15-2020

Errr... it works for me, I just LMB click, it opens a new window, I can slide around the 1080p images. I'm on Opera, if that matters.

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00:35 Dec-16-2020

Thanks this helped me realize it was an extension I forgot I even had that does something to images in new windows. Sorry for blaming the site.

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17:07 Dec-14-2020

brilliant article, always useful, but I wish you could test these settings on different GPUs, or maybe ask the community to share their experience in this field on the website. just a suggestion. anyway, thank you for being the best.

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16:51 Dec-14-2020

For anyone wishing a more detailed overview, Digital Foundry posted an optimized settings video yesterday, showcasing the visual and performance impact of all settings
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pC25ambD8vs

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16:24 Dec-14-2020

Very good. Can't wait to tweak the settings more.
Also, I recommend people who want to squeeze 3-5fps to enable static fidelity and set it to 90-95%, it shouldn't be so obvious that it is a lower resolution and the performance gain might be worth it.

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17:05 Dec-14-2020

Use static FidelityFX instead of dynamic because dynamic caused me some serious stuttering

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16:06 Dec-14-2020

I know it would be a lot of extra work, but it would be great to have screenshots of the medium and high settings too, not just the low/off and ultra. Would help us tweak it better to improve performance with least visual impact possible. This article will likely be one of the most visited articles in the coming weeks.

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