The Cyberpunk 2077 mod could boost performance on lower-spec PCs

The Cyberpunk 2077 mod could boost performance on lower-spec PCs

The Cyberpunk 2077 mod: A Cyberpunk 2077 modder is creating an AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 replacement for the game’s native Nvidia DLSS implementation.

There aren’t many games that take advantage of AMD’s new FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0, which has only been available for a month. In an attempt to remedy this, one modder for Cyberpunk 2077 has created a homebrew implementation of AMD’s rapid new image-upscaling technology for use in the RPG. It appears to be working, too, based on the way things are going.

Created by PotatoOfDoom, the FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 hack replaces the Nvidia DLSS temporal upscaling system in Cyberpunk 2077 with AMD FSR 2.0. You just have to replace Cyberpunk 2077’s DLSS dynamic link library (or.dll) files with new ones that convert DLSS commands to FSR 2.0 commands because of the way both FSR and DLSS function, at least in principle.

It’s early days for PotatoOfDoom, but he claims the mod’s results are impressive: on a GTX 1080, the modder claims Cyberpunk 2077 can achieve 45 frames per second when playing in 4K, which is around twice as fast as the game’s built-in DLSS package.

Although there is a noticeable amount of ‘ghosting’ while driving, players who have tested the patch report positive results. One player reports that his GTX 970 is able to run Cyberpunk 2077 on extreme settings at 1080p at 30fps thanks to the mod. With this tweak, another user states his 5700XT has gone from running at 50 frames per second to running at 86 frames per second.

It looks that a recent update has enabled the mod to operate with both the Steam and GOG versions of Cyberpunk 2077, despite PotatoOfDoom’s warnings.

If you’ve discovered that Cyberpunk 2077 is too taxing for your older PC, this might be a viable alternative for you. In addition to instructions for installing it on Nexus Mods, it can be found there (and uninstall it if it creates problems). As usual, modify at your own risk and with extreme caution!

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