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The Cyberpunk 2077 patch finally delivers: there’s now an in-game Benchmark


It’s worth noting that a major update to Cyberpunk 2077 has just been released, which includes a benchmark in addition to a slew of bug patches and long-awaited improvements such as the ability to finally modify V’s nail polish. It may not appear to be a significant improvement, but it will allow you to gauge how well your computer will perform before committing to a lengthy playing.

Just over a minute, the benchmark entails circling about the El Coyote Cojo bar in Heywood before ascending the alley behind it and sitting gently on some palm palms above some densely packed residential neighbourhoods. There are no firefights in this test, so you could be forgiven for believing that it wouldn’t be indicative of the game’s action sequences. However, the average frame rates match those of the game’s action scenes, even if the lowest frame rates are a little off.

The only option available before now for anyone looking to figure out the optimum settings for their system was to spend hours charging about Night City in search of a location that was reflective of the game’s many landscapes and play styles. This often resulted in convoluted runs that took much too long to complete and were all too easily derailed by a random gang brawl or a pile-up on the road. Because it is a live, breathing metropolis with a predisposition for violence, it is important to remember that.

Now, you may put such tests in the past by pressing the B key on the settings screen, which will show you exactly how your system will perform. That is, at the very least, the theory. Considering that this is Cyberpunk 2077, I discovered that the results were a touch janky unless I stopped the game between modifications; otherwise, you’ll find that the settings had little to no affect on the frame rate. It is not a significant problem, but it does cause things to take a bit longer.