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Cyberpunk 2077 PC Performance, Ray Tracing & DLSS Benchmarked

Cyberpunk 2077 landed yesterday and today we take a look at how the PC version performs. We tested the latest Nvidia Ampere and AMD RDNA 2 GPUs, while also focusing on the various ray traced effects found within the game. Nvidia's DLSS upscaling technology is present too, so we see how it compares to native resolution and what sort of performance boost you can expect when using it.


00:00 Video start
00:15 Introduction
01:15 Test setup and benchmark sequence
02:24 Ultra settings benchmarks
04:43 Preset scaling
05:22 Ultra ray tracing preset
06:33 Individual ray tracing settings
08:06 Ray traced image quality analysis
10:42 DLSS image quality
12:08 DLSS performance
13:14 So what settings would I use?
14:09 Final thoughts

Test System

Intel Core i9-10900K
Overclocked to 5.1GHz on all cores
 ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Wi-Fi
 Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3600MHz (4 X 8GB)
CL 18-22-22-42
Graphics Card
System Drive
  500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2
Games Drive 2TB Samsung 860 QVO 2.5″ SSD
Chassis Fractal Meshify S2 Blackout Tempered Glass
CPU Cooler
 Corsair H115i RGB Platinum Hydro Series
Power Supply
 Corsair 1200W HX Series Modular 80 Plus Platinum
Operating System
Windows 10 2004

Graphics cards benchmarked:

  • Gigabyte RTX 3090 Eagle OC
  • Nvidia RTX 3080 Founders Edition
  • Nvidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition
  • Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition
  • AMD RX 6900 XT
  • AMD RX 6800 XT
  • AMD RX 6800

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KitGuru says: Cyberpunk 2077 is a beautiful game, and Night City is one of the densest and most detailed game environments I have ever experienced. Let us know how it performs on your PC.

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