Cyberpunk 2077 patch delivers DLSS 3 ahead of painstakingly extreme ray tracing mode

Cyberpunk characters
(Image credit: CD Projekt)

I've seen a few friends crawling back to Cyberpunk 2077 this year, after a somewhat rocky start. Now, with the latest DLSS 3 patch, the frame destroying monster of a game that is Cyberpunk 2077 should see some serious performance enhancements, helped along by Nvidia's AI frame generation technology—how apt.

Yep, Cyberpunk 2077 has just received DLSS 3 support. Improvements include AI network enhancements for DLSS Frame Generation, which should lead to a better handle on the game engine data. Though note that frame rate-enhancing feature is exclusive to RTX 40-series GPUs. The patch also promises improved UI stability, and smoother image quality when you're speeding down the road on your Yaiba Kusanagi CT-3X.

We've seen a few games getting DLSS 3 support recently. Now with DLSS 3 for Cyberpunk 2077, you should also be able to switch the ray tracing setting up from the current Psycho mode into Overdrive mode—a new setting coming with an inbound game update at a later date—without too much of a performance impact. 

That's the hope at least.

By Nvidia's reckonings, you should be able to achieve 138 fps at 4K with an RTX 4090 installed in your rig. As for the RTX 4080, that sits closer to 102 fps.

(Image credit: CD Projekt Red)

Of course, we'll believe it when we see it. It sure looks like DLSS 3 is making new extreme game modes a possibility in a game not famed for being particularly tough on graphics cards, though. Turning it on was one of our main suggestions when we went through the best settings for Cyberpunk 2077, and now DLSS 3 has graced the neon streets of Night City it might be even easier to hit a genuinely high fps in-game.


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Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for three years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.