Cyberpunk 2077 Tested with RTX 3090 at 8K Resolution
Cyberpunk 2077 was tested in 8K resolution with different settings. The test results obtained with the GeForce RTX 3090 do not look very pleasant. Cyberpunk 2077, is finally available after countless postponements. The game has been on the agenda with errors and optimization problems since its release. The game has terrible optimization; especially on consoles and it needs really powerful hardware to provide a smooth experience on a PC.
Cyberpunk 2077 8K Results
Even with the real-time ray tracing settings of NVIDIA‘s flagship GPU GeForce RTX 3090 turned off, it was not enough to run the game at 60 FPS in 4K / Ultra. Now the Techradar team has tested the game with RTX 3090 and i9-9900K at 8K resolution. In the ‘Ray Tracking Ultra‘ settings where DLSS was set to ‘Automatic‘, Cyberpunk 2077 was able to showe an average of 18.6 FPS at 8K resolution. After activating the DLSS Ultra Performance mode, the team says that the average FPS in the same scene increased to 31.8 and the game reached a playable level.
The leap from 18.6 FPS to 31.8 FPS of such a graphically challenging game in 8K actually reveals the power of NVIDIA‘s DLSS technology. But the problem is that the images obtained with DLSS are not really 8K. Instead, DLSS actually upscales a 1440p image to 8K with artificial intelligence support. But, it can be said that the results are quite impressive. Continuing to test the game at different settings, the team managed to achieve 24.7 FPS in native 8K when they dropped Ray Tracing to ‘Medium‘ settings. Then, when the DLSS Ultra Performance mode was turned on, the average FPS was measured as 38.2 and the maximum FPS as 44.1.
Power of DLSS
Using the ‘Ultra‘ settings with Ray Tracing turned off, a very low 12.2 FPS was obtained. The reason for this is that DLSS is completely off in Ultra presets. The same scene is being tested with Ultra Performance mode turned on. As a result of the test, the FPS suddenly jumped to 50.2; which once again shows what kind of work DLSS has been able to accomplish. The most impressive results were achieved with DLSS at ‘High‘ presets with Ultra Performance mode turned on. Accordingly, the average FPS was measured as 54.9 as a result of the test. When the settings are set to ‘Medium’, the FPS increases up to 68.2, the graphics are quite low and not worth it.
As a result, it seems possible to play Cyberpunk 2077 in 8K resolution with RTX 3090 at some point. But we do not know how enjoyable it will be. On the other hand, if you don’t insist on 8K and don’t want to sacrifice more than half the performance; you can play the game much smoother in 4K with DLSS.