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Cyberpunk 2077 – Improve FPS & Overall Performance

Want to squeeze out every bit of graphical performance in your game? Try these simple steps to improve your Cyberpunk gaming experience.

Note: Mainly intended for Windows + Nvidia users.


After spending roughly 12 hours, I have found the best settings for game performance to gain at least 60fps most of the time, and I’ll try to explain it here just in case it could help other players who have experienced similar problems as me.

Improve FPS Cyberpunk 2077

After spending my first 6 hours with fps averaging on 40, I tried tweaking stuff to gain performance but to no avail that is, until I found a solution that actually worked for me after spending a lot of time in the options menu.

Please note that I am playing on 1440p resolution with i7-9700F + RTX 2070S.

While in the game, I tried my own test on a place where I barely got 40-45 fps even though it wasn’t even crowded. As I was testing some tweaks, I noticed that my fps didn’t even change after setting the preset to Low which leads me to believe that this was an optimization issue rather than my own PC.

In-Game Steps

Eventually, I made it work by doing the following steps:

1. Choose the preset that you expect your rig should be able to run on. In my case, I chose Ultra, no ray tracing.

2. TURN OFF Film Grain and Motion Blur. This step gave me about 3-5 fps gain, at most.

3. Set Cascaded Shadows Range and Cascaded Shadows Resolution to LOW. Now, this is where the magic happens. Turning those options to low literally gave me at least 10fps average with an unnoticeable change in overall graphic quality (at least for me, and I think you won’t notice it too until you started to nitpick).

4. TURN ON DLSS. Set it to AUTO. This is also a huge part of fps gain. The reason why I don’t put it to performance is because the graphics became massively degraded and the inventory and map screens became too blurry.

5. Last but not least, after setting the options, EXIT the game and relaunch it. Don’t just quit to the main menu, but quit the game completely and relaunch from Steam. I presume some settings are not applied properly even if you quit to main menu, based on my experience.

Additional Steps for Nvidia Users

Check your Nvidia game driver and make sure it is the latest. This is very important as I missed the update on my first 3-4 hours of the game before I noticed that there was actually a new driver available, and by installing it, it mitigates a few of the performance and graphical glitch issues.

Additional Steps for Windows Users

Further steps to be taken outside of the game settings for Windows users: (I use an up-to-date version of Windows 10 myself).

1. Press Windows > type “graphic” > click on Graphics Settings. TURN ON ‘Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling”. Need to restart PC for it to take effect.

2. Press Windows > type “game mode” > click on Game Mode Settings. TURN OFF the Game Mode.

3. On the same window, click on Xbox Game Bar, then TURN OFF the Xbox Game Bar.

4. On the same window, click on Captures, then TURN OFF “Background Recording” and “Recorded Audio”.

Closing Words

That’s all I have for now. I hope all those steps above will improve your own Cyberpunk experience as it did for me. It might help, it might not, but no harm in trying it. So, please just give it a shot and see if it improves your game.

Additional info, my friend who uses an AMD CPU + RTX 2060 also confirmed that setting Cascaded Shadows Range and Cascaded Shadows Resolution to LOW does improve her fps performance as well.


– If your CPU load is too high, reduce the ‘Population Density’ option in the Gameplay option tab.

– Check if you have the latest Windows 10 version (was on 1909, updating to 20H2 helped me gain a few fps – DerGefallene).

– Right click the Cyberpunk2077.exe and check “Disable fullscreen optimization”.


Article publisherMGN TV
GameCyberpunk 2077


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