Cyberpunk 2077 Struggles to Maintain 60FPS at 4K on the RTX 3090

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As Cyberpunk 2077's release nears, many outlets and YouTubers started sharing their thoughts about the game. While many are talking about the narrative and gameplay elements, hardware analyst website Tom's Hardware tested Cyberpunk 2077's performance on many GPUs. According to Tom's Hardware's findings, Cyberpunk 2077 seems to struggle running at native 4K at 60 FPS on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090.

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The RTX 3090 is the recently launched 2nd generation Nvidia RTX GPU. At the time of the GPU's launch, Nvidia claimed that the RTX 3090 is capable of running modern and future games at stunning 4K quality. The company also claimed its stability on 8K quality at smooth framerates. However, the claim hasn't aged well. Although it would be an exception if the RTX 3090 couldn't manage 4K at 60 FPS with ray-tracing, what surprised us is that Cyberpunk 2077 doesn't feature ray-tracing yet. Once the game receives the ray-tracing update, the performance score will likely worsen.

Now, Cyberpunk 2077 isn't the only game that struggles to maintain 4K at 60 FPS. Even Watch Dogs: Legion had a tough time achieving the same performance. With ray-tracing enabled, the performance in Watch Dogs: Legion averaged at 30 FPS.

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Still, there could be many reasons to blame for the underwhelming performance. One, the GPU itself isn't exactly as powerful as expected. And two, it could be poor optimization on the developer's part. As we all know, Ubisoft is infamously known for creating poorly optimized games. For Cyberpunk 2077, things may change when the game receives the big day-one patch. It could deliver certain optimizations, improving performance across all hardware.

Cyberpunk 2077 is releasing on December 10 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Google Stadia.

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