Recently Ryzen 5 or Core i5 should not be the limiting factor with most graphics cards.
Since Cyberpunk 2077 is available, there is no shortage of tests to analyze how the game runs on PCs. after getting GPU performance analysis on title, From our partners Tom’s Hardware U.S Attacked the CPU.
Let us recall the Preamble according to which Minimum and Recommended ConfigurationCyberpunk 2077 can be satisfied with an aging Intel Core i5-3570K (4 cores / 4 threads) or AMD FX-8310 (8 cores / 8 threads).
Test and Protocol Machines
The panel of processors tested by Tom’s hardware US includes Ryzen 3, 5, 7 and 9 of several generations and Core i3, i5, i7 and i9. For Intel chips, motherboards are MSI MEG Z490 Godlike / MEG Z390 Godlike; For AMD chips, MSI MEG X570 Godlike / MSI MEG X470 Godlike. In all cases, the processors work together with 32 GB of DDR4 memory and a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Graphics Card.
To carry out his measurements, Paul Alcorn carried out the same rigorous walk through the streets of Knight City dozens of times, exiting Vee’s apartment. He considers this visual representative, but still specifies that results may vary by about 20% in other scenarios. In addition, the patch was tested before the release of 1.05 which is supposed to improve performance. Nevertheless, our colleague applied Manipulation allows the game to better utilize Ryzen’s threads ; As you can see, the benefit is far from negligible. Be aware that this tampering is no longer necessary, as the developers of CD Projec have included a fix in the 1.05 update.
Rather consistent hierarchy
Not surprisingly, Cyberpunk 2077 is intuitive on recent processors that provide high instructions per second. This is a testimony to the good performance of the Core i3-10300.
If you want to enjoy titles with high graphics quality, then you have to opt for the latest generation high-end chip. However, with some compromises, previous generation Core i5s and Ryzen 5s won’t stop you from enjoying Cyberspace 2077 at 60fps in Full HD / Ultra, provided you have a sufficiently powerful graphics card, it goes from this self. In fact, in 4K, even a GPU as RPX 3090 becomes a formidable factor.
If you have an entry-level CPU, you can do this trick until it becomes very old: in full HD / medium, a Risen 3 1300X Grant A frame rate An average of 35 fps, while the Risen 3 cracks the 3300 x 60 fps mark. The difference is also evident between the Core i3-9100 capping the game at 53.2 fps compared to 72.8 fps for the Core i3-01. This reference is also spontaneous with regard to the price of 130 euros on the game.
Graphics card or processor?
Of course, with a graphics card less powerful than the RTX 3090, the GPU will soon become a limiting factor. So, if you need to focus on a single component to change your configuration to enjoy Cyberpunk 2077 in better conditions, unless your CPU is very dated, choose a new graphics card instead. However, in that specific case where you’ve already fallen for a high-end GPU in recent months with a dusty 4-core / 4-thread Core i5, invest in the latest generation CPU, even That even the entry-level. The range will undoubtedly be beneficial.
The full file of can be seen on the website Tom’s Hardware U.S. This specifically includes results with ray tracing that are not relayed here. Finally, do not hesitate to consult GPU performance analysis article.
For our part, we are currently conducting further tests in scenes where we consider the CPU effect to be more important. We will convey our decision to you in the coming days.
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