The Nvidia RTX 40 series has garnered significant attention for its standout feature, DLSS 3, specifically DLSS Frame Generation. However, this AI technology has been causing stuttering problems for Ryzen 7000 series PCs while playing Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, rather than enhancing performance as intended. Fortunately, PCGamesN has confirmed that a fix is in the works.
During our benchmark tests for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti review, we encountered issues with Cyberpunk 2077. Instead of delivering smoother frame rates as expected, DLSS Frame Generation resulted in noticeable stutters, which were backed up by the numbers.
After reporting the problem directly to Nvidia, the company investigated and acknowledged an incompatibility between DLSS Frame Generation and Ryzen 7000 series processors in Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3. Within a few days, we received .dll files that addressed the issue.
An Nvidia representative informed PCGamesN that the upcoming patch for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 will include the latest StreamLine 1.5.6 SL .dll files, resolving the stuttering problem on Ryzen 7000 CPUs.
The fix brings a significant performance improvement. With the RTX 4060 Ti, we observed minimum frame rates jumping from 5fps (across all resolutions) to 41fps at 1080p and 26fps at 1440p. Owners of even more powerful Nvidia RTX 40-series cards, such as the RTX 4090, can expect an even more noticeable difference.
The exact release date of this update is unknown, but we are relieved to see Nvidia promptly acknowledge and provide a solution for the issue. Hopefully, it will be available before or in time for the release of Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty, and ideally before the release of The Witcher 4.
In the meantime, feel free to explore our Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti review and check out our recommendations for the best graphics cards currently available.