Cyberpunk 2077 AMD FSR 2.0 User Mod Doubles Frame Rates

Modders have found a way to make AMD's latest and greatest upscaling algorithm work in Cyberpunk 2077.  A Nexusmods (opens in new tab) contributor called potatoofdoom1337 has posted some files and instructions for using AMD FSR 2.0 in the game.

Please note a caveat that the mod is a 'proof of concept', and testers should expect bugs.  Nevertheless, PotatoOfDoom1337 shared some fascinating screenshots and performance enhancement details.

One of the proofs needed to qualify this mod is a pair of gaming screenshots.  The first screenshot shows the game with all settings on FSR 2.0 Balanced and Max;  The second screenshot has all the settings on FSR 1.0 Balanced and Max.

We didn't even need to zoom in and rub our chins long enough to see the difference;  AMD FSR 2.0 is instantly more detailed and vivid.

PotatoOfDoom1337 said it ran the game at 4K on its aging, GeForce GTX 1080, doubling the FPS to 45 FPS when FSR 2.0 was implemented.  YouTube channel MxBenchmarkPC (opens in new tab) has already made a good comparison video.

FSR 1.0 Balanced  Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most sought after AAA games and is a standard when it comes to benchmarking graphics cards.

One of the attractive aspects of Cyberpunk 2077 for benchmarking is the game's support for modern graphics technologies such as real-time retracement and current upscaling technology such as DLSS and FSR.

Officially Cyberpunk 2077 only currently supports FSR 1.0, so fans of the title are eager to upgrade to the more capable and sophisticated FSR 2.0.

However, AMD cautions that FSR 2.0 isn't just a drop-in replacement for the previous version, and requires developers to spend between three days and four weeks to get this upscaler up and running.

After imbibing the nature of this mod/hack, one can't help but wonder if similar file swapping and registry editing can get FSR 2.0 to work in other DLSS assistant titles (new tab  opens in).