CD Projekt Red has finally released the highly anticipated patch for Cyberpunk 2077, bringing cutting-edge technology to gamers.The latest NVIDIA GPU architectures have now reached a point where they can deliver “full” real-time ray tracing in games. In Cyberpunk 2077, the Cyberpunk RayTracing: Overdrive mode is the most demanding graphics profile available, and it is only supported by GeForce RTX 4070 Ti and higher-end GPUs. While last-gen cards like the RTX 3090 can technically be used, they are recommended for a 1080p/30FPS experience. Due to the limited number of GPUs that can support this technology, the RT: Overdrive mode will be disabled by default.
CD Projekt Red (CDPR) has been working on incorporating NVIDIA DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing) support in their game. DLAA is a technology similar to DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) but without the upscaling component, focusing on delivering higher image quality through advanced anti-aliasing algorithms powered by machine learning. This technology is commonly used in less demanding titles where frame rates are well above the monitor’s refresh rate limit.
In addition, Cyberpunk 2077 now joins the list of games that support NVIDIA DLSS, AMD FSR, and Intel XeSS, with the latter being added in the latest 1.62 patch. Moreover, the game’s built-in GPU benchmark will now provide more detailed information about the GPU and settings used, allowing players to better understand their graphics performance.
- Path Tracing: Technology Preview
Added a Ray Tracing: Overdrive preset which includes the Path Tracing technology. You can enable the Ray Tracing: Overdrive preset in Settings > Graphics > Quick Preset, or just Path Tracing separately in Settings > Graphics in the Ray Tracing section.
Additionally, we included an option to render path-traced screenshots in Photo Mode for other Ray-Tracing-capable graphics cards with at least 8GB VRAM. If your graphics card has more than 8GB VRAM and this option is still greyed out, it means you need to lower your in-game resolution. Note that the higher the resolution and the less powerful the GPU is, the longer it will take to take a screenshot (between a few seconds to several minutes). You can enable Path Tracing for Photo Mode in Settings > Graphics in the Ray Tracing section.
Added NVIDIA DLAA, an AI-based anti-aliasing mode designed to improve image quality. DLAA requires a NVIDIA RTX graphics card. It can be enabled in Settings > Graphics in the NVIDIA DLSS section.
- Intel XeSS
Added support for Intel Xe Super Sampling 1.1, an upscaling technology using machine learning to provide improved performance with high image quality. It can be enabled in Settings > Graphics in the Resolution Scaling section.
- Benchmark improvements
Improved the Benchmark to display more information in the results screen, including PC specs, GPU driver version and selected settings.