Alongside the first reviews of Cyberpunk 2077, which turned out to be quite promising, the first benchmarks are also appearing. It turns out that, unsurprisingly, to play games with good quality, you need an efficient graphics card.
CD Projekt released the official hardware requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 just over 2 weeks ago, and today we can see how true they are. Based on analysis by Tom’s Hardware, it appears that the data provided in the table below should allow the game to be played at 30-40 frames per second, which is playable, but unlikely to satisfy everyone. That’s why it’s worth seeing how it looks in practice.
Cyberpunk 2077: 1080p performance
Before discussing the results, it is worth mentioning that the tests were conducted on the version of the game, which will be slightly different than the one that players will receive on December 10. Firstly, there is no final patch with fixes here, which may have a performance impact, secondly, we are still waiting for optimized drivers for this game, and thirdly, the trial version had a Denuvo security that has its own overhead. especially for the CPU. The version of the game sold through the GOG platform will be DRM free, so your results may be better. As for the test platform, it was an Intel Core i9-9900K processor, 32GB of RAM, and a 2TB SSD.
With 1080p resolution and medium quality settings, you can easily play even a 6GB GeForce GTX 1060, which is probably good news. A card like the Radeon RX 5600 XT and the GeForce RTX 2060 allows you to achieve a very good 70-80 frames per second, and better GPUs successfully exceed 100 fps.
Interestingly, when we increase the quality of the configuration to Ultra, there are not many changes for the most efficient GPUs on the market. Just adding ray-tracing to this (green bars) strongly influences the number of displayed frames, but it is still possible to play successfully on chips like the RTX 3080. And apparently it is worth, according to the latest reports, the implementation of ray El Tracking in Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the best yet and the game benefits a lot visually.
Cyberpunk 2077: 4K resolution performance
Upgrading the resolution to 4K can be very difficult and even on the GeForce RTX 2060 card, the fun of the game is quite debatable. To play comfortably at this resolution, you need at least a Radeon RX 6800XT or GeForce RTX 3080, and that’s only on the Medium setting.
When we upgrade them to Ultra, unfortunately even on the RTX 3090 you can forget about ray tracing. Playing in standard mode isn’t the most enjoyable either, even on a card like the RTX 3080. This graph generally doesn’t look very encouraging and hopefully CD Projekt RED will improve somewhat in the next few days or weeks. The best drivers can also improve performance.
What does Cyberpunk 2077 look like?
The colleagues at Tom’s Hardware have prepared many more test scenarios, also at 1440p resolution and with DLSS enabled, so I encourage you to look at the source to get a complete picture of the performance. It’s also worth noting that the PC game looks pretty good, especially with ray tracing enabled. Unfortunately, on AMD cards at the moment this feature doesn’t work yet (although it will come in the future), so I suspect the graphics quality on consoles will be much lower.
source: Tom’s Hardware