Cyberpunk 2077 now supports full ray tracing with GeForce RTX 40 series
CDProjekt Red have released the awaited patch for Cyberpunk 2077 bringing cutting-edge technology to gamers.
The current NVIDIA GPU architectures are now capable of delivering ‘full’ real-time ray tracing in games. The Cyberpunk RayTracing: Overdrive mode is the most demanding graphics profile available in the game, which is only supported by GeForce RTX 4070 Ti and above. The development team confirms that last-gen cards such as RTX 3090 can also be used, but they are only suitable for 1080p/30FPS experience. Since very few cards can support this technology, the RT: Overdrive mode will be disabled by default.
CDPR has also been working on bringing NVIDIA DLAA support. This is DLSS without the upscaling part, which can deliver higher image quality thanks to an advanced antialiasing algorithm powered by machine learning. This technology is more commonly seen in less demanding titles where frame rates are way above the limit of the monitor.
Furthermore, Cyberpunk 2077 has become another game to support NVIDIA DLSS, AMD FSR and Intel XeSS, as the latter has just been added with the new 1.62 patch. More importantly, the built-in GPU benchmark will now show more information on the GPU and settings used.
Cyberpunk 2077 1.62 Changelog:
- 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.
A detailed demonstration of the RT: Overdrive mode has been shared by Digital Foundry: