Before we get started.
*Disclaimer* These settings may already be in a guide, I am not entirely sure.
*Disclaimer* I have only played in the city as of right now so performance in the more barren areas of the map would presumably be higher but I am not certain.
I was getting around 40 – 50 FPS playing on High/Ultra before my current configuration, after configuring my settings to what I have now I am usually between 50 – 70. I only usually dip below 50 in very intense areas of the map or during heavy battle. (Which is to be expected)
I really hope these settings help at least one person play the game at a more enjoyable frame rate.
Here is the link to a way more in-depth guide:
Improved FPS, Image Clarity, Crash Fix, Mouse Lag Fix, Performance Mod, Optimized RTX Settings and More! 【UPDATED】 A Guide for Cyberpunk 2077By: GosuDRMFPS improvement, better image quality and various tweaks.
If your rig configuration is similar to mine or exactly like mine, you can expect the performance mentioned in the next sections to be spot on or at least close.
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW ULTRA SILENT GAMING, 8GB GDDR5
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600x 3.6 GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T4 70 CFM
MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance LED 16 GB DDR4
OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 650 w
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4
The rest doesn’t matter.
Updating Current Drivers
You’ve probably heard this at least 1000 times but it is crucial that you have the newly released GeForce drivers installed. They are available for installation in the GeForce Experience application. There is a guide included below in case you are new to installing drivers, it will guide you through the entire process from start to finish.
Download them here:
File ModificationsAll of the information below is found in this guide, all credit goes to him:Improved FPS, Image Clarity, Crash Fix, Mouse Lag Fix, Performance Mod, Optimized RTX Settings and More! 【UPDATED】 A Guide for Cyberpunk 2077By: GosuDRMFPS improvement, better image quality and various tweaks.
I simply wanted to reiterate how amazing this fix is, it boosted my average frame rate by around 10 frames. Thank you so much to GosuDRM for making such an amazing guide!
Memory Pool Budget Modification
Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Cyberpunk 2077\engine\config\memory_pool_budgets.csv
Edit the file using notepad
Change PoolCPU to half of your memory (For 8GB RAM put 4GB, for 16GB RAM put 8GB, For 32GB RAM put 16GB)
Change PoolGPU to your VRAM
Performance Overhaul MOD
Just drop all the files downloaded in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Cyberpunk 2077\bin\x64
Credits: yamashi, GosuDRMMy In-game settings (The part most of you are probably here for)As stated in the title of this section, this is the section most of you are probably here for. If you plan on using my settings as a base and then tweaking to your liking, feel free to leave results in the comment section.
Some may not know that there is a two option performance section in the tab labeled “Gameplay” in the in-game settings menu.
The setting that we are focusing on is crowd density, I have found that setting it to low helps with highly populated areas around the map. (Main streets, clubs, stores, etc.)
I would advise copying my entire basic settings sub section for the best results, multiple settings in this section are pointless to me but I know for some people settings like motion blur or chromatic abberration are actually tolerable so adjust and tweak accordingly.
I have noticed that multiple settings within the “Advanced” sub section cause massive FPS drops so I
would advise copying my screenshot for the best results.
Screenshots of my game while using these settingsI decided to include some screenshots of what my actual game looks like in case anyone was curious, this is what you can expect to see when playing through the game with these settings.
All of these screenshots are completely unedited and are not color corrected in the in-game screenshot tool, I did not edit them because I felt that it may be misleading to show screenshots that have been edited in any way.
Unedited Screenshot Section
Edited Screenshot Section