Cyberpunk 2077 Update Adds New Mode That Pretty Much No One Can Play

Cyberpunk 2077’s Overdrive mode is now available, and if you have the right hardware, you’ll be able to experience a technology preview that pushes the boundaries of what current hardware is capable of. You’ll need to own one of the latest–and expensive–Nvidia 40-series graphics cards to get Overdrive Mode working on your PC, but if you have it, expect a really, really ridiculously good-looking version of Cyberpunk 2077.

If you’re still stuck in last-gen, there is some good news here as CD Projekt Red says that a measly GeForce RTX 3090 GPU can run Overdrive Mode, but at 1080p and 30fps. Alternatively, CDPR has enabled the mode on older hardware, but with a neat twist. Ray-tracing-capable PC graphics cards with at least 8GB VRAM will be capable of rendering path-traced screenshots in Photo Mode. This is possible because it means that these GPUs just need to render one frame, as opposed to rendering several frames every second when playing the game.

“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),” CDPR explained in its new patch notes.

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