Best Settings for Cyberpunk 2077 PC: What to Run for Smoothest Gameplay

What are the best PC settings you can run Cyberpunk 2077 for good performance?
What are the best PC settings you can run Cyberpunk 2077 for good performance? / Photo by CD Projekt Red

The best settings for Cyberpunk 2077 PC will vary based on what kind of PC you have. Knowing the right settings will also help keep the game running to the best of your hardware's abilities.

It's no secret that Cyberpunk 2077 is a demanding game. On good hardware, the game looks and feels fantastic, but those with an older PC may run into performance issues.

Best Settings for Cyberpunk 2077 PC

The advantage you have with an older PC over the last-gen consoles is that you can tweak the settings to perfectly fit your system. We'll run through some settings you can implement to make the most of your time in Night City

If you have a top of the line rig with something like a 2070 card, you can most likely set everything to Ultra and forget about it. The game has some presets you can run, like RT Ultra that should work well if you make some tweaks that we'll mention later. Keep the game running at 1080p at first. If you can hit 60 frames at 1080p with Ultra, you should be able to run the game at 30 frames at 1440p with the same settings.

If you have an older GPU like a 1080, you'll get better results if you run the game on just medium settings. It won't be as vibrant as the promotional material suggests, but you'll have smoother framerate and performance overall. From here, you can tweak settings higher until you hit a performance issue. You shouldn't expect to crack 60 frames at 1080p, but you can get it looking passable at 30 frames.

There are also a few key settings you should make no matter how beefy your system is. Chromatic Aberration should be turned off, and you should always disable motion blur. The blur may hide imperfections from a lower frame rate, but save yourself the trouble and the headache.