Cyberpunk 2077 8K Tested with RTX 3090

Cyberpunk 2077, which has not been on the agenda with optimization problems since its launch, has been tested in 8K resolution at different settings. The test results obtained with the GeForce RTX 3090 do not look very pleasant. Cyberpunk 2077, which finally introduced to the players on December 10 after countless postponements, has on the agenda with errors and optimization problems since its release. The game where FPS is on the ground on consoles, on the PC side, needs really powerful hardware to provide a smooth experience.

NVIDIA’s flagship GPU GeForce RTX 3090 is not enough to run the game at 60 FPS in 4K/Ultra even with real-time ray tracing settings. Now the Techradar team has tested Cyberpunk 2077 with RTX 3090 and i9-9900K at 8K resolution.

Cyberpunk 2077 8K Tested with RTX 3090

How Did Cyberpunk 2077 Perform At 8K?

In the ‘Ray Tracking Ultra’ settings where DLSS set to ‘Automatic’, Cyberpunk 2077 was able to give 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. Also, 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 not really 8K in Cyberpunk 2077. Instead, DLSS actually upgrades a 1440p image to 8K with artificial intelligence support, but it can still be said that the results are quite impressive.

Continuing to test the game at different settings, the team able to achieve 24.7 FPS in native 8K in Cyberpunk 2077. When they dropped Ray Tracing to ‘Medium’ settings in Cyberpunk 2077. Then, when the DLSS Ultra Performance mode turned on, the average FPS measured as 38.2. Also, the maximum FPS was 44.1.

Using the ‘Ultra’ settings with Ray Tracing turned off, a very low 12.2 FPS obtained. The reason for this is that DLSS is completely off in Ultra presets. When the same scene tested with Ultra Performance mode turned on, the FPS suddenly jumped to 50.2, which once again shows what kind of work DLSS can do.

The most impressive results were obtained with DLSS at ‘High’ presets with Ultra Performance mode turned on. Also, the average FPS was measured at 54.9. When the settings are pulled to ‘Medium’, it is stated that although the FPS increases up to 68.2. So, the graphics are quite low and not worth it.


As a result, it seems possible to play the RTX 3090 and Cyberpunk 2077 in 8K resolution at some point. However, we do not know how enjoyable it will be. On the other hand, if you are not persistent on 8K and do not want to sacrifice more than half the performance. So, you can play the game much smoother in 4K with DLSS.

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