Ask anyone who has experienced Cyberpunk 2077 these days, they will describe the game as a fictional masterpiece, but a technical disaster. Of course, not all gamers have encountered catastrophic technical problems; But most of them, especially PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users, are very dissatisfied with the performance of this game and have expressed this dissatisfaction by giving very low points and asking to return the game and make humorous memes.
Following these grievances, CD Red Project Studio recently released patch 1.05, which is supposed to fix many bugs in the game. However, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 console players still complain about the game crashing after installing this patch.
Nevertheless, there may still be room for hope; Because it seems that the fans of this title have been able to find a way to save this game from its countless technical problems. Instead of spending their time experiencing the highly anticipated game, the rescue angels tried to check for flaws in the game, and thus were able to write a one-line patch that dramatically enhances the game’s performance on most AMD processors.
A low-quality image of a pizza released by a gamer from the game Cyberpunk.
The story goes that some time ago, Reddit users found out that Cyberpunk 2077 on AMD processors uses only physical cores and has left virtual cores virtually idle. In other words, the game was unaware of the ability to process multiple processors at the same time; As with medium-performance consultant processors, this neglect led to a 40 to 60 percent limit on CPU utilization.
The cause of this problem was initially mistakenly attributed to the Intel compiler, which could be the cause of such problems; But some Reddit users have found that this annoying line of code in the Cyberpunk executable file is actually from the GPUOpen software suite. This code checks whether the AMD Advisor processor is valid, and if so, limits the number of scheduling chips that the game can allocate to the processor.
Of course, this code also has advantages, and it can not be said that its presence in the game executable file is an example of Intel’s biased behavior; However, Project Red Studios had to change the game before it was released as part of Advisor Optimizer.
The solution that Reddit users have come up with to solve this problem is simple: just change one line of code in the game executable file so that the game allocates all the available chips to the processor. On any AMD processor, this increases performance.
At the time of writing, more than 100 Reddit users have tried this solution and reported that CPU usage has increased by an average of 50 to 75 percent, and even more if the system processor is bottlenecked (Bottleneck); However, performance improvements have been reported differently in different systems. For example, the performance of processors with more cores was not improved at all, and in the 16-core R9 5950X processor, the performance of this patch was reduced, and in the case of 12-core processors, it only slightly improved when the CPU was clogged.
This patch makes a significant improvement in performance for processors with eight cores or less. A Reddit user who tested the patch on a 3700X processor reported that while driving in-game, the frame rate increased from 60 to 70, and another user with an R5 3600 processor experienced a 20-fold increase in the lowest frame rate. According to another user, the patch was able to go from a frame rate of 50 with maximum settings, without beam tracking, to a frame rate of 60 with DLSS, while everything was at its maximum and the beam tracking was average.
Patch Reddit reduced performance on processors with higher cores and improved performance on smaller cores
Another user ran this patch from a frame rate of 60 to 75 to 80, and another reached 35 to 45 while running and 40 to 55 while standing. Another user reported that the patch reached 60 frames per second in crowded environments; Earlier, the frame rate was 40 for him.
Users with weaker processors, such as the R5 2600, found the application of this cyberpunk patch “finally playable,” and when the processor was severely limited and weak, the patch was able to increase performance by 25 to 30 percent. Of course, these reports have only been verified by users who have tried this patch. However, for most consulting users, applying this patch seems to have significantly improved CPU performance.
How to apply the red patch
Applying this patch is not necessarily recommended for all users with a consultant processor; But it is very unlikely that by running it, the error can seriously damage the game files; So if you have a consultant processor and you do not mind manipulating code, you can apply this patch. If you are not interested in doing this, do not worry. This problem will probably be officially fixed in future CD Red Project updates. According to the latest announcement of this studio, two major updates will be available to users in January and February 2021 (January to March), respectively, and cyberpunk fans hope that these updates will finally solve the technical problems of the game completely.
Learn step by step how to apply the patch
- Download Hex Editor HxD.
- Find the executable file Cyberpunk 2077 (in .exe format).
- Back up the file.
- Open the executable file in Hex Editor.
- Press CTRL + F and change the top column of the dialog box to hex-values.
- Enter this code in the box: 75 30 33 C9 B8 01 00 00 00 0F A2 8B C8 C1 F9 08
- Copy this code: EB 30 33 C9 B8 01 00 00 00 0F A2 8B C8 C1 F9 08
- Paste the code in section 7 instead of the code in section 6 that you searched for in the file.
- Click the Save button.
The video below shows the steps above.
Note: In the alternative video code, EB is mistyped 74 instead of EB.
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