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Cyberpunk 2077 – Ultra vs Overdrive Ray Tracing Graphics Comparison Video

YouTube’s ‘Cycu1’ has shared an interesting comparison video between the Ultra and the upcoming Overdrive Ray Tracing Mode for Cyberpunk 2077. This video will give you an idea of the graphical improvements that this free update will bring to the table.

Cyberpunk 2077’s Overdrive Mode aims to enhance the game’s ray-traced reflections, global illumination, and shadows. Moreover, it will come with NVIDIA’s latest DLSS tech, DLSS 3.

Here are the key features of the Overdrive Mode:

  • NVIDIA RTX Direct Illumination (RTXDI) gives each neon sign, street lamp, car headlight, LED billboard and TV accurate ray-traced lighting and shadows, bathing objects, walls, passing cars and pedestrians in accurate colored lighting
  • Ray-traced indirect lighting and reflections now bounce multiple times, compared to the previous solution’s single bounce. The result is even more accurate, realistic and immersive global illumination, reflections, and self-reflections
  • Ray-traced reflections are now rendered at full resolution, further improving their quality
  • Improved, more physically-based lighting removes the need for any other occlusion techniques

There is currently no ETA on when CD Projekt RED will release this free update.


Cyberpunk 2077 RTX Overdrive Mode vs Original Ultra 4K Ray Tracing On Early Graphics Comparison

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