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Best Cyberpunk 2077 PC Settings For High Performance

With Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty launching soon, here's how to get the game running smoothly with the best PC performance settings.
Best Cyberpunk 2077 PC Settings For High Performance

CD PROJEKT RED has confirmed that the anticipated expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, Phantom Liberty, will launch on 26th September 2023. With pre-ordering available for console and PC, the expansion looks to attract new players, similar to what the Edgerunners update did for the game.

As new players are likely to jump into the wonders of Night City, especially on PC, you're looking to finetune your settings to get the best possible results in-game. We've gone through the files to detail the best and optimal settings on PC to get high performance for Cyberpunk 2077.

Best Cyberpunk 2077 PC Settings For Performance

As mentioned before, Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty expansion will be launching later this year, and based on the trailers released, we can expect new players to head to Night City. For the new players joining on PC, you start optimizing the game by heading to its settings to get the best performance.

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The release of Cyberpunk 2077's expansion is arriving to console and PC in September 2023. (Picture: CD PROJEKT RED)

Naturally, this requires a high-performing graphics card and enough RAM to ensure the game runs smoothly. These settings are expanded on from a popular video made by the team at Digital Foundry, who initially provided a baseline for determining the best settings to "improve performance."

For consideration, this is the current and updated PC System Requirements, based on its listing from the Epic Games Store and Steam:

Cyberpunk 2077 PC Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB available space

Cyberpunk 2077 PC Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / GTX 1660 Super or Radeon RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB available space (and a SSD is required)
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You will need toggle several settings to get the best and optimal performance from the game. (Picture: CD PROJEKT RED)
We'll highlight settings with and without Ray Tracing to give players the option depending on how high performing their PC is. Let's look at the best PC settings for Cyberpunk 2077 for the best performance with and without Ray Tracing:

Cyberpunk 2077 PC Settings For The Best Performance (Ray Tracing Disabled)

Quick Preset Medium
Basic Graphics Settings: Action:

Texture Quality

Field of Grain 90
Film Grain Off
Chromatic Aberration Off
Depth of Field Off
Lens Flare Off
Motion Blur Off
Advanced Graphics Settings: Action:
Contact Shadows On
Improved Facial Lighting Geometry On
Local Shadow Mesh Quality High
Anisotropy 16 (4 for lower-end PCs and setups)
Local Shadow Quality  High
Cascaded Shadows Range Medium
Cascaded Shadows Resolution Medium
Distant Shadows Resolution High
Volumetric Fog Resolution 1080p Ultra / 1440p High / 4K Medium
Max Dynamic Decals Ultra
Screen Space Reflections Quality Low (High if grain amount is too distracting for the eyes)
Subsurface Scattering Quality High
Ambient Occlusion Low
Color Precision Medium
Volumetric Cloud Quality Medium
Mirror Quality Medium
Gamma Correction 1.36
Level of Detail High
Crowd Density Medium
VSync Off
Slow HDD Move Off

Cyberpunk 2077 PC Settings For The Best Performance (Ray Tracing Enabled)

If Ray Tracing is enabled, you can apply the same above-mentioned settings, with a few which you can toggle, like Volumetric Fog Resolution and Screen Space Reflections Quality. Nevertheless, there are a few that are required to be adjusted, as we've outlined below:

Quick Preset High
Basic Graphics Settings: Action:
Texture Quality High
Advanced Graphics Settings: Action:
Cascaded Shadows Range High
Cascaded Shadows Resolution High
Ray Tracing Settings: Action:
Ray Traced Reflections On
Ray Traced Shadows Off
Ray Traced Lighting Medium

It's optional for players to turn off Reflections if the lighting or glare is too overwhelming for them. Also, there are a few recommendations regarding Image Quality, which depend on the player's preference, as we advised setting it to 1440p DLSS Quality.

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