Performance is a major issue with Cyberpunk 2077 not only on PC but, also on consoles. While console players have to wait for CDPR to fix the game’s performance on PS4 and Xbox One, PC players can fix the game’s performance by a simple fix. In this guide, I will help players with how to fix Cyberpunk 2077 PC performance by unlocking memory Pool Budget.
Cyberpunk 2077 PC Performance Fix
Before we start with the fix, note that this might not work for everyone but most PC players are reporting positive results after applying this fix. To fix Cyberpunk PC performance, users need to do is edit the Memory Pool Budget by modifying the memory_pool_budgets.csv file.
For Steam users, go to your Steam folder, which by default is installed in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam”, and navigate to “Steam\steamapps\common\Cyberpunk 2077\engine\config\memory_pool_budgets.csv”.
For GOG users, go to the GOG folder and navigate to “Galaxy\Games\Cyberpunk 2077\engine\config\memory_pool_budgets.csv”.
First, make a backup of the “memory_pool_budgets.csv” file before editing it. After that, open memory_pool_budgets.csv in a text editor or notepad and do the following to fix Cyberpunk 2077 PC performance.
- Replace the value for PoolCPU (under PC) with 1/2 your RAM -4GB for Windows OS
- Replace the value for PoolGPU with what your GPU has i.e set value to 6GB for a GPU with 6GB of VRAM
Save these changes and exit. Launch Cyberpunk 2077 on your PC and you’ll note that after editing the Memory Pool Budget, the performance has increased significantly. If you were playing Cyberpunk 2077 at a low preset with round 30 FPS, now you’ll be able to play the game at a High preset with close to 60FPS performance.
For detailed information on this fix, check out this link.
For those of you playing Cyberpunk 2077 on an AMD Ryzen CPU, the game has a bug specific to AMD CPUs that causes performance issues. Here is the AMD Ryzen Peromfance fix for Cyberpunk.
That is all for our Cyberpunk 2077 PC Performance Fix by editing the Memory Pool Budget. If you facing other errors and issues with the game then also see our Cyberpunk 2077 Errors and Fixes guide. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.