Category: Blog | Date: 29-03-2023

Cyberpunk 2077 with improved graphics will require a powerful machine

Cyberpunk 2077

The premiere of the enhanced ray tracing for Cyberpunk 2077 on PC is approaching. In light of this, representatives from CD Projekt RED and Nvidia have revealed additional information related to the "technology of tomorrow".

During the recent Game Developers Conference 2023, a panel discussion took place, focusing on the improved ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077. While discussing the groundbreaking technology, numerous interviews were given by Jakub Knapik (Art Director at CD Projekt RED) and Paweł Kozłowski (Senior Programmer and Technology Engineer at Nvidia).

  • In a conversation with a PCWorld journalist, the gentlemen thoroughly discussed the key aspects of Ray Tracing: Overdrive, including its hardware requirements. Unfortunately, these requirements are significant, and not every computer user will be able to enjoy the technology of tomorrow.
  • According to Kozłowski, to run the enhanced ray tracing, it will be necessary to have hardware equipped with GeForce 40 series graphics cards. Only they support the DLSS 3 technology, which provides adequate game performance.
  • A somewhat reassuring fact is that Ray Tracing: Overdrive will not be exclusively available for GeForce 4090 card owners. The Technology Engineer at Nvidia assured that their goal is to enable the use of this mode for users of weaker systems, such as the RTX 4070, without significant frame rate drops.

CD Projekt RED announced the release date of the enhanced ray tracing for Cyberpunk 2077 on PC during "Cyberpunk 2077 RT: Overdrive – Bringing Path Tracing into the Night City". Ray Tracing: Overdrive will be in the hands of players on April 11th. Unfortunately, no new materials showcasing Nvidia's technology capabilities were presented at the conference, so we are left with no choice but to patiently await the premiere, relying on last year's previews.


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