Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.62 Adds Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode
CD Projekt Red is happy to announce that Cyberpunk 2077 is receiving Patch 1.62, which includes the technology preview of Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode for high-end computers.
In collaboration with NVIDIA, CD Projekt Red has introduced a new fully ray-traced rendering mode that represents a significant advancement in technology – Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode. However, in typical Cyberpunk 2077 fashion, they have mentioned that players may encounter imperfections. Therefore, this upgrade is labelled a “Technology Preview”, but ensure they are committed to enhancing this aspect of the game over time.
The Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode technology preview is currently compatible with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series (specifically 4070 Ti and higher) graphics cards, as well as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (at 1080p and 30 fps). Since this is a cutting-edge feature, it necessitates the use of the most powerful hardware available to ensure optimal performance. Ray Tracing: Overdrive is highly demanding on the GPU, and as a result, it is deactivated by default.
For other PC graphics cards with ray-tracing capabilities and at least 8GB VRAM, they have included an option to produce path-traced screenshots in Photo Mode. This is feasible because it only involves rendering a single frame, as opposed to generating numerous frames per second during gameplay.
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. To make sure Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode works correctly on your PC, update your NVIDIA Game Ready Driver to version 531.41 at minimum.
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.
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.
Improved the Benchmark to display more information in the results screen, including PC specs, GPU driver version and selected settings.