Cyberpunk 2077, the most hyped game of this decade, has had a pretty tumultuous launch, with bugs, glitches and performance problems ruining the experience of the majority of players. Even people who are using Nvidia's RTX 20 series are getting some framerate dip and lag.

It turns out that some of these issues were not caused by players - CDPR actually has a hand in it, with a buggy configuration file. Because of that file, the game reserves the same amount of memory and VRAM on PC as they would on console, with no regard for the actual capability of your system.

Cyberpunk 2077 console settings

While you can definitely wait for a hotfix, it is best to just solve the problem now by following this guide. Just be careful, as tinkering with the config file could potentially crash your PC or Windows - take a screenshot first before changing... or make a duplicate of the original file.

Step by step guide To Improve Cyberpunk 2077's PC Performance

  • Make sure that the game is not running before changing the config files.
  • Get to Steam's folder of the game (or whatever the platform you bought the game on) and locate this file: Cyberpunk2077\engine\config\memory_pool_budgets.csv
  • Open it using notepad. First, you would notice that PoolCPU has only 1536 MB reserved, which is much too small comparing to the 8GB needed for the minimum requirements. 'PoolGPU' suffers the same issue, with the capability being 3GB across the board, similar to both Xbox One and PS4.

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  • Overall, you should set your Pool CPU to half of your RAM capacity. If you have 32GB of Ram, set it to 16Gb. Pool GPU should be the full value that your GPU has - if you have an RTX 2070, for example, the value should be 8GB.
  • Save the document and boot up the game.

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