CD project red announced about the release of patch 1.62 for the action role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077. As promised, this update includes a preview version of the Ray Tracing Reboot mode for powerful PCs.
The Poles have developed a new image rendering mode with full ray tracing (aka path tracing) together with NVIDIA. The novelty is very different from other CDPR technical developments, the authors themselves do not initially exclude the occurrence of minor errors. For this reason, the current version of the path trace is called preliminary.
Ray Tracing Reloaded in Cyberpunk 2077 now supports the following graphics cards: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series (4070 Ti and above) and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (1080p, 30fps).
Recall that in a recent video from Digital Foundry, the scene with Ray Tracing enabled: Reboot mode at 4K resolution on the RTX 4090 graphics card produced only 18 frames/s. Performance increased to 59 frames/s with DLSS 2 and up to 95 frames/s with DLSS 3 (and its image generation).
For other graphics cards on PCs that support ray tracing and have at least 8 GB of video memory, the developers added the ability to capture path-tracing images in Photo mode.
Other features of update 1.62 for the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077:
- Added NVIDIA DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing), an AI-assisted image smoothing mode that improves image quality. An NVIDIA RTX graphics card is required to run.
- Added support for Intel Xe Super Sampling 1.1, a scaling technology that uses machine learning to improve performance and image quality.
- After completing the graphics test, the game now publishes more detailed information about the PC – with all its technical properties, graphics card driver version and selected settings.
Cyberpunk 2077 was released on December 10th, 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S. The only but very big new addition, Phantom Liberty, is expected to be released in 2023 only on PC (Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store), PS5, Xbox Series X and S.