Cyberpunk 2077 on the Nvidia RTX 2060 (RTX + DLSS)

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Includes the “Day One Patch” when the game went live for everyone at 4pm PST in benchmark.

The game is very demanding overall, and somewhat complex to critique performance on. Performance is about in line with what was expected if not a little bit lower. Ray tracing here is rather nice overall, but this card needs a lot of help getting there. I probably wouldn’t recommend doing DLSS 2.0 performance here since I do start to see some noticeable visual degradation with those settings at least in 1080p. (Examples include the character creation screen [all DLSS settings are borked here], and the apartment mirrors) I would recommend DLSS Balanced as the lowest setting of the technique in the title. Though, I will say that DLSS does help immensely with fps in the game especially with ray tracing. One positive I will say is that it seems to be not absurdly intense on how many CPU cores you need so anyone with a Ryzen 5/3, and current Intel i5/i3 will be alright. [In general, the game is more so clock speed heavy]

The reason why I chose this gameplay section is because I wanted to get a decent scope of the gameplay to more accurately represent the game.

Drivers: 460.79 (The day one drivers for Cyberpunk 2077)

Settings: (1080p)
0:00 Ray-Tracing Medium (Aka: Ultra + Medium RT) + DLSS: Balanced
7:35 High (No RT, and no DLSS)
11:26 Ultra + DLSS Balanced

Processor: Ryzen 5 3600 at 3.6 Ghz per core (PBO is used)
(Six Core Processor)
(12 threads)
RAM: 16GB DDR4 3200mhz (Dual Channel)
Video Card: Nvidia RTX 2060 (6gb)
SSD: Intel 545s 256GB
SSD: Crucial 1TB M.2
Hard Drive: 2TB 7200RPM

(Note: The game was installed on an SSD similar to the recommendation set by CD Projekt Red)

EDIT: For those on AMD ryzen processors, it seems that there is a way to get a ton more cpu utilization, and therefore, better gpu utilization, and better framerates in scenes such as a crowd on a street. This will increase cpu utilization close to 100% on ryzen 5 or 100% on ryzen 3 systems, but it may be worthwhile to many especially when it comes to the sometimes odd frame rate dip.


31 thoughts on “Cyberpunk 2077 on the Nvidia RTX 2060 (RTX + DLSS)”

  1. This seems so much better than I expected wtf… so this game runs better than witcher 3???
    Also recommended setting for RTX 2060 MQ? 16gb ram? For 60fps?

  2. You think I can run 4K supersampled with this on med with DLSS or just stick to 1080p with med RT, DLSS on Quality and Ultra settings since 4K supersampled is not that far. I'm aiming for the highest possible quality with a decent smoothness. RTX 2060 OC'ed to 75mhz core and 999mhz mem clocks, 113% on MSI Afterburner and i5 8400 btw

  3. How is your GPU being utilized this much? Regardless if I turn the settings to the highest, I am getting 10% or a little above for gpu usage… I have an i7 8700 so shouldn't be bottlenecking.

  4. DLSS with 1440p resolution looks great! I can hardly tell the difference as the differences only show at a distance and I often don’t notice it.
    However it struggles to keep a steady frame rate when using med/high settings and Medium light ray tracing and balanced DLSS. I often drop from 40 to 20s when there’s lots of lights or in fight scenes. Gonna keep it off when running in 1440p

  5. I have the same PC spec but I can't run this game. The processor is choking hard. ryzen 5 3500x – this is the only diff on my pc. I use medium preset with medium crowds. pls help ^_^


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