Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 patch to increase 8-core CPU utilization to 90%, mods for Ryzen SMT no longer needed

Published: Sep 12th 2023, 10:20 GMT   Comments

Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 will be taxing on 8-core CPUs

CD Projekt Red developers confirm the upcoming patch will heavily increase CPU utilization.

The highly anticipated 2.0 patch for Cyberpunk 2077, along with the forthcoming Phantom Liberty expansion, is on the brink of release. As the developers add the finishing touches to the game, some have taken to social media to unveil new details, particularly regarding CPU support enhancements.

Filip Pierściński, a leading scene programmer at CDR, took to Twitter to confirm a game-changing improvement: Cyberpunk 2077 will finally harness the full potential of multicore CPUs. In this case, 8-core CPUs may see utilization at 90%, which is expected and should not surprise gamers who may be surprised how much of the CPU power is used by the game.

The developer even recommends running the Cinebench benchmark as a quick test, possibly to gauge system cooling efficiency during extended high-CPU usage. While Cinebench is not typically considered a standard gaming benchmark, it’s a reminder that many modern games still struggle to leverage the advantages of multi-core CPUs.


More significantly, the game will no longer require mods for Ryzen CPUs, addressing a persistent issue faced by gamers using Ryzen SMT (hyperthreading) technology. Furthermore, Pierściński suggests that gamers adhere to 8-core SMT configurations, but they will retain the flexibility to adjust settings to suit their preferences. Notably, these 8-core optimizations indicate that the game may deliver good performance on Ryzen 7000X3D series processors, thanks to their 3D V-Cache enhancements designed for 8-core clusters.

Currently, the release date for the Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 update remains uncertain. However, according to Marcin Momot, Global Community Director at CD Projekt Red, the 2.0 patch will be released this week.

Source: Filip Pierściński via Wccftech

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