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Cyberpunk 2077 One-Click Tool Promises Up To 30 FPS Uplift

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Cyberpunk 2077, which has proven to cripple the fastest graphics cards and even punish the fastest CPUs on the market, can give low-end gaming systems a tough time. For exactly this reason, programmer CodeZ1LLa, via his Youtube channel, has released EZ Optimizer for Cyberpunk 2077 that the coder claims can help boost your gaming performance by up to 30 fps.

The tool reportedly tweaks hidden developer settings that aren't available to the end user. According to the author, EZ Optimizer for Cyberpunk 2077 provides a superior result than just cranking down the image fidelity, but we'll have to wait until we see a broader selection of test results from the community before we're ready to call it a home run. It will also take quite a bit of experimentation to suss out whether or not the gains are more significant than what you'd receive from manual tuning, but the author does claim impressive performance gains from the software. 

The procedure to use the software is extremely easy and involves moving the executable to the root folder of your Cyberpunk 2077 installation. For users concerned with security, the creator has provided the VirusTotal report where the tool passed with flying colors. He further explained that EZ Optimizer for Cyberpunk 2077 does seem to trigger certain anti-cheat systems in VirusTotal because the tool edits game files. However, the major antivirus engines, such as Avast, Kaspersky, and DrWeb, gave the software a pass.

Cyberpunk 2077 (Image credit: CodeZ1LLa/Twitter)

EZ Optimizer for Cyberpunk 2077 is a simple program that only provides four possible options to choose from:

  • Max Boost: Provides the best possible image fidelity and substantial boost in performance. This option is highly recommended for the GeForce GTX 1060 and below.
  • Balanced: Provides a sensible balance between image quality and performance. Owners of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti up to the GeForce RTX 20-series (Turing) should use this option before trying the Max Boost preset.

  • Default: Resets the settings back to the game's default configuration.
  • Disable Async Compute: This option helps boost performance for GeForce GTX SKUs and not recommended for Nvidia's newer RTX models.

With a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, the author recorded framerates that spanned from 42 FPS to 51 fps with the game's default settings. Under the Balanced mode, the framerates improved greatly and ranged between 54 and 71 fps. Lastly, the Max Boost mode considerably upped the framerates to around 51 to 80 fps. In the daytime scenes, framerates hit as high as 88 fps.

Of course, your mileage will ultimately vary, depending on your system's specifications and the resolution that you play Cyberpunk 2077. The best solution to improve your gaming performance is to upgrade your graphics card and jump up to a faster CPU. However, if your budget simply doesn't allow an upgrade right now, the EZ Optimizer for Cyberpunk 2077 seems like a godsend gift to low-end gaming systems, provided it works as claimed.    

  • middcore
    Makes no perceivable difference for me using the balanced parameters. Ryzen 7 3700x, RTX 2080. Frames pretty much exactly the same.
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  • Bastard2k
    much like the nexus optimizer, or the cinematicRTX command line paremeter, it doesnt do much on a 3080 , and leaves the card unstable, such that i have to reboot before playing again.
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  • _CodeZ1LLa_
    Bastard2k said:
    it doesnt do much on a 3080 , and leaves the card unstable, such that i have to reboot before playing again.

    Hi! I'm the creator of the EZ Optimizer tool. I just want to clarify that this tool is mostly for people with older hardware, so they can enjoy the game too. It helps in GPU bounded scenarios, which is most likely is not the case with your RTX 3080. What about "leaving the card unstable", I can ensure you that it has nothing to do with the utility since it doesn't touch the GPU in any way, and solely tweaks the game's files only. So, the issues that you may have are likely related to unstable OC or faulty hardware. Congrats on getting 3080, I still can't buy one for my reviews. Happy Holidays!
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  • reflectionzero
    Admin said:
    Programmer CodeZ1LLa releases EZ Optimizer to improve Cyberpunk 2077 performance on low-end systems.

    Cyberpunk 2077 One-Click Tool Promises Up To 30 FPS Uplift : Read more

    Definitely shocked at the willful certainty you have here in the title. Anyway: downloaded it, extracted it, placed it in the correct folder, then set it to "Max Boost" for a baseline test. Then repeated for all other listed application functions (minus async compute). Slow, choppy, stuttering FPS, seems to virtually eliminate any sense of 'smoothing over" or v-sync. Feels like a rushed solution from someone's basement to a problem devs will deal with in due time. Please search out this tutorial video on Youtube which has over 200K views and votes: "Dramatically Increase Performance / FPS with Any Setup - Cyberpunk" by Panjno. TO ANYBODY WHO'S ALREADY INSTALLED THIS: Thankfully if you click the "Default Settings" feature within his exe file it will return your game back to normal-- just reset your computer. And god bless anybody trying/ succeeding to get this game to work properly, with this hack job coding or otherwise.
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  • frogr
    what is the system setup that you tried this on?
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  • Mason32NZ
    TLDR: This guy is a theft, he stole the code from an older open source project to make money.

    I feel like this guy just took the open source code from a tool that does the exact same thing and was released way earlier than his tool (the original is by derplayer and is found on nexusmods). All this guy did was take some one else's hard work, reskinned it (taking away some of the original usefulness), and added a big paypal button so he could monetize some one else's hard work for him self. Yes, it is legal to do so as the original code was open source but damn dude, dick move. Wondering why his is closed source? I guess he doesn't want you to compare all the code he copied.
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  • jpe1701
    The guy took the time to try to help people with lower specced hardware have fun. Are you guys all just entitled rich teenagers? Perhaps you should direct your attention to the developers for a crappy game?
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  • kasuraga
    https://pastebin.com/THAmqbsA If y'all get sketched out by running a 3rd party program, I made a pastebin detailing what settings he changes and how to manually apply them
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  • Blacksad999
    reflectionzero said:
    Definitely shocked at the willful certainty you have here in the title. Anyway: downloaded it, extracted it, placed it in the correct folder, then set it to "Max Boost" for a baseline test. Then repeated for all other listed application functions (minus async compute). Slow, choppy, stuttering FPS, seems to virtually eliminate any sense of 'smoothing over" or v-sync. Feels like a rushed solution from someone's basement to a problem devs will deal with in due time. Please search out this tutorial video on Youtube which has over 200K views and votes: "Dramatically Increase Performance / FPS with Any Setup - Cyberpunk" by Panjno. TO ANYBODY WHO'S ALREADY INSTALLED THIS: Thankfully if you click the "Default Settings" feature within his exe file it will return your game back to normal-- just reset your computer. And god bless anybody trying/ succeeding to get this game to work properly, with this hack job coding or otherwise.
    lolol That Panjno guy is a total tool. You can't be seriously citing him as a legit place to get advice. XD
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  • TeknoPhyl
    Someone doesn't know what a False Positive is.
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