Cyberpunk 2077 Doesn't Play Well With AMD CPUs, But There's A Workaround

If your AMD CPU is struggling with Cyberpunk 2077, here's a fix while we wait for a patch.


Cyberpunk 2077 hasn't had the smoothest launch, and for some PC players the problem has been exacerbated by the game's issues with certain components. Right now, players AMD CPUs are having issues with performance--but there's a way to improve things.

A Reddit thread has discovered a fault with the game, whereby it only recognizes physical cores on AMD chips, not logical cores. While Intel CPUs face no issue, AMD users can see enormous performance drops.

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Thankfully, all you'll need to do to rectify the issue is change a single line through a Hex Editor. PC Gamer has a great guide on how to do this, recommending freeware HxD as the editor to use.

Once you've done that, open the Cyberpunk 2077 executable file in the program, and do a Ctrl+F search for the following Hex-values tab:

75 30 33 C9 B8 01 00 00 00 0F A2 8B C8 C1 F9 08

Change that 75 to an "EB" and save the changes, and your problems should be solved. Hopefully a patch will come soon to eliminate the need to do this, though.

The first major patches for Cyberpunk 2077 dealt with seizure-inducing light displays, copyrighted music issues, and some bugs, but more are surely on the way. If you're playing on Xbox One or PS4, there's no easy fix for the game's troubling launch state, which CD Projekt Red has apologized for.

For more on the game, be sure to check out our full Cyberpunk 2077 review.

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