Modder achieves huge Cyberpunk 2077 RT Overdrive performance boosts

Modder achieves huge Cyberpunk 2077 RT Overdrive performance boosts

This mod makes Cyberpunk 2077’s RT Overdrive mode playable on all compatible GPUs

Thanks to the Ray Tracing Overdrive Optimisations mod by Erok and Scorn, Cyberpunk 2077’s experimental RT Overdrive mode is now playable on mainstream (RT compatible) graphics cards. With this mod, performance gains of 25%-100% are promised to gamers, with the largest performance gains coming from AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs. 

What does this mod do? It downgrades RT overdrive’s ray tracing by reducing its ray bouncing from 2 to 1. This reduces the impact of bounce lighting, and reduces the level of detail that many in-game reflection have. That said, most gamers would not notice a drop in visual quality outside of side-by-side comparisons unless they are only looking at Cyberpunk 2077’s reflections.

In the video below, Digital Foundry has showcased this mod with an RTX 3050 at 1080p 30 FPS with DLSS set to performance mode. While 1080p 30 FPS does not sound like a great experience for most PC gamers, it shows that path traced visuals can be delivered in complex games like Cyberpunk 2077 with relatively low-end hardware.

Erok and Scorn has also released a new version of their mod that utilises RIS instead of Nvidia’s GRIS technology to improve Cyberpunk 2077’s RT Overdrive performance by a reported 15% on Nvidia GPUs and a whopping 40% on AMD GPU.

PC gamers can download Cyberpunk 2077’s Ray Tracing Overdrive Optimisations on Nexus Mods. 

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