Cyberpunk 2077 Benchmark Test & Performance Review 162

Cyberpunk 2077 Benchmark Test & Performance Review

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Test System

Test System
Processor:Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.0 GHz
(Coffee Lake, 16 MB Cache)
Motherboard:EVGA Z390 DARK
Memory:Thermaltake TOUGHRAM, 16 GB DDR4
@ 4000 MHz 19-23-23-42
Cooling:Corsair iCue H100i RGB Pro XT
240 mm AIO
Storage:Crucial MX500 2 TB SSD
Power Supply:Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850 W
Case:darkFlash DLX22
Operating System:Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
Version 2004 (May 2020 Update)
Drivers: AMD: Radeon 20.12.1 WHQL
Benchmark scores in other reviews are only comparable when this exact same configuration is used.

We tested the public release version of Cyberpunk 2077, not a press pre-release. We also installed the latest 1.03 patch. Both AMD and NVIDIA have released game-ready drivers for the game.

Graphics Memory Usage

Using a GeForce RTX 3090, which has 24 GB of VRAM, we measured the game's memory usage at the highest setting.

VRAM requirements are not that crazy, which I find a bit surprising considering all the talk we heard before the game's launch. While cards with 4 GB or less will be seriously challenged at lower resolutions, the extra VRAM usage means crisper textures for the vast majority of gamers whose graphics cards have 8 GB of VRAM or more.

Raytracing does increase the memory requirements surprisingly, to almost 10 GB at 4K.

GPU Performance

FPS Analysis

In this section, we're comparing each card's performance to the average FPS measured in our graphics card reviews, which is based on a mix of 23 games and should provide a realistic average covering a wide range of APIs, engines, and genres.

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