We understand the thrill that Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Phantom Liberty offers to players. Nevertheless, for an optimal gaming experience, it is essential to achieve impeccable performance without making significant sacrifices in graphic quality. In this comprehensive guide, we dive deep into setting adjustments and tweaks to elevate your gaming experience.
Setting the Right Resolution
Resolution profoundly influences performance. Using the game’s built-in rescaling technologies, performance can be optimized:
- 1080p Resolution: We recommend using the rescaling options (DLSS, FSR, or XeSS) in quality mode.
- 1440p Resolution: The balanced mode is the sweet spot.
- 2160p Resolution: Performance mode works best, but do not go below this.
Adjustments for Quality Graphics
For a visually stimulating experience, consider these adjustments:
- Texture Quality: Always set it to high. There should be no VRAM issues unless you have less than 6 GB VRAM and play at 1440p or higher.
- Anisotropic Filtering: Consistently set this to x16 to enhance texture detail at medium and long distances.
- Cascading Shadows: These significantly impact the game’s visual appeal. High configuration is the way to go.
- Distant Shadow Resolution: For prominent distant objects casting shadows, always set it high.
- Detail Level: With negligible performance impact, it’s best to set this at high quality.
Maximizing Performance with Graphic Adjustments
Certain settings can drain resources but can be managed for better performance:
- Volumetric Fog: Set it to medium quality. Lowering to a low level only benefits PCs struggling with GPU performance.
- Screen Space Reflections: Due to their substantial performance impact, medium quality is recommended for average GPUs, or low if underpowered.
- Local Shadow Quality: Medium quality will offer a noticeable performance boost, but avoid dropping it to low unless your GPU is significantly underpowered.
- Ambient Occlusion: Disabling can boost performance, but with considerable graphical quality impact. Low quality is the best compromise if performance is an issue.
Ray Tracing in Cyberpunk 2077 2.0
Ray tracing significantly enhances graphics, affecting lighting, shadows, and reflections. Only enable it if your graphical prowess can comfortably exceed 60 FPS in ultra-quality rasterization:
- Ray Traced Reflections: Significantly boosts graphic quality but impacts performance.
- Local Ray Traced Shadows: Enhances shadow quality with a moderate performance impact.
- Sun-generated Ray Traced Shadows: Disable this for less graphical enhancement but better performance.
- Ray Traced Lighting: This is demanding. Ultra level is ideal, but medium can provide added fluidity.
The overdrive mode, utilizing path tracing, is only suitable for powerful graphics cards under 4K resolution, such as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3090, and RTX 3080 Ti.
Optimal Performance for Underpowered CPU and HDD
The 2.0 update has refined the game’s multi-thread scaling and introduced SSD as a gaming prerequisite. However, Cyberpunk 2077 is still playable on HDDs and 4-core, 8-thread processors:
For an optimal experience with a limited CPU and an HDD:
- Activate HDD Mode: This is evident.
- Crowd Density: Set to low quality.
- Texture Quality: Reduce this since using an HDD increases VRAM consumption.
Diagram: Performance improvements in Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 and Phantom Liberty
Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Phantom Liberty offers a blend of immersive gameplay and graphics. Utilizing the recommended settings will ensure a seamless and visually enriching experience.