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FSR 2.1 is a game-changer for Cyberpunk 2077 on Steam Deck

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Cyberpunk 2077 from CD PROJEKT RED recently had a big 1.61 patch out, and with it came support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.1.

Previously CP2077 only had FSR 1.0 and the amount of improvements between 1.0 and 2.1 for FSR is crazy. The picture quality is massively improved, as shown with my Dying Light 2 video, and for Cyberpunk 2077 the difference is quite striking. Picture quality pretty close to native resolution, with a vastly improved FPS and frame-timing. It's like a complete night and day difference.

Have a look at the comparison below:

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I'm amazed by it. Until now, I was really struggling to get enough enjoyment out of Cyberpunk 2077 because it's such an intensive game on your system. On my Fedora Linux desktop, it's simply unplayable, as the controls don't work properly and my character keeps staring at the floor or ceiling and I've never figured out why. On Steam Deck though, it controls well and now thanks to this — looks and performs much better too. 

Hopefully more developers will go back to add in FSR 2.1 to their games, it's awesome.

You can buy it for Linux / Steam Deck directly on Steam.

If you have an issue with text sizing in CP2077 on Steam Deck (and fixing some being distorted with FSR 2.1), here's a mod you can try:

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Purple Library Guy Nov 9, 2022
Liam grew a beard!

Welcome to the beard brigade.

Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 9 November 2022 at 8:52 pm UTC
okasion Nov 10, 2022
FSR is a game changer for everything. Geforce GT 1030 here, I have Dark Souls III in 960x540 resolution (the minimum), while it upscales to my old 16:10 monitor 1440x920; it looks gorgeous, no performance drop, I honestly can't notice any blur.

I wonder if NVIDIA supports DLSS for Geforce GT cards on Linux using Proton. Not that I care too much, FSR and even FSR 2 works incredible passing the right arguments to Proton-GE.

Last edited by okasion on 10 November 2022 at 7:13 pm UTC
Zeroedout Nov 10, 2022
I don't have the game but controller uses like this are often solved by gamescope (which is used by default on the Deck). Install it and add it to the games launch options and controllers magically work as intended.
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