XeSS has been added to Cyberpunk 2077 Providing Intel Arc A750 Graphics Cards with Up to 71% FPS Increase at 1080p


Intel’s XeSS has been added to Cyberpunk 2077 which now allows the budget GPU to reach over 60 FPS in 1080p using the Ultra preset and RT medium. Intel has been on a roll lately with driver updates for its Arc series GPUs providing performance boosts but the $250 A750 has been taking the spotlight as it continues to show how much can be done with an entry-level card. This latest achievement comes via efforts from CD PROJEKT RED who added XeSS to its immensely popular game which is known to be extremely demanding on GPUS where the A750 saw a 71% performance uptick that brought it up to 67 FPS in 1080p.

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Boost your performance in Cyberpunk 2077 with Intel XeSS

CDPR has released an update to their blockbuster game with support for Intel’s XeSS technology – giving you significantly higher performance while preserving the beauty of Night City!

Good news gamers! Cyberpunk 2077 will run even faster now on Intel Arc GPUs thanks to XeSS. Thanks to the efforts of CDPR’s developers, they implemented the tech and released a patch that boosts performance significantly. This comes in handy if you play with ray tracing features on. We measured up to 71% uplift, hitting above that sweet 60FPS marker with the Intel® Arc™ A750 graphics card.

At a time when many PC enthusiasts are upset over pricing for mid-to-lower tier graphics cards which have historically been considered the better buy for the budget-minded builder, this news provides hope that all is not lost. If Intel can continue its momentum with the A750 it could in essence course-correct the industry back into offering improved price vs. performance GPUs for under the $300 mark. Tom’s Hardware shared its own tests with Arc graphics cards and while AMD’s FSR2 showed even higher FPS it was noted that XeSS provided better quality.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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