Nvidia’s RTX and DLSS3 Cyberpunk support shows why these features are the future of gaming

Nvidia’s next-generation Deep Learning Super Sampling 3 (DLSS 3) technology now supports one of the most popular and in-demand AAA video games, Cyberpunk 2077. If you were a gamer in the mid-2000s, you probably heard the question, “Does it run Crysis?” At the time, Crysis was a very demanding game that even the most capable of gaming setups—including setups with multiple high-end GPUS—couldn’t keep up with the future of gaming at the time. Flash forward to today, and for the past two years the question has been, “Can this run Cyberpunk 2077?”

From desktop GPUs to laptop GPUs, Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs take graphics performance and experience to a whole other level. I believe Cyberpunk 2077’s support for DLSS 3 is in part a testament to Nvidia’s gaming leadership and investment.

Nvidia announced new products at CES 2023, which you can read about here, including its GeForce RTX 40 series of desktop and laptop GPUs, as well as more than 50 AAA games that now support Nvidia’s DLSS 3 Support or soon will support the technology. Cyberpunk 2077 is one of those 50 and one of the best games to showcase Nvidia’s ray tracing and AI-enhanced graphics capabilities.

Nvidia says that Cyberpunk 2077 uses a number of ray tracing techniques to render a massive futuristic city at an incredible level of detail and gives gamers a glimpse into the future of PC gaming. The game features a mode called “Psycho Mode” in the ray-tracing lighting settings that Nvidia says provides a visually stunning gaming experience with expansive cityscapes that use subtle shadows to define depth. .

Nvidia’s DLSS 3 uses AI to power Cyberpunk’s psycho mode. Systems with the RTX 4070 Ti, RTX 4080 quadruple the frames per second (fps) and triple the fps with the RTX 4090 at maximum settings and 4K resolution (3840×2160). These are incredible performance numbers for a game that is considered one of the most demanding AAA games on the market.

Nvidia also stated that the addition of DLSS 3 sets the stage for Cyberpunk 2077’s ‘Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode’, which further enhances the games visuals. Nvidia says it’s the next iteration of “But Can It Play” and will front-seat Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards.

What’s even cooler is that as DLSS continues to improve through ongoing training on Nvidia’s AI supercomputer. Games that support DLSS 3 will get better and better, and more AAA games will continue to support Nvidia’s DLSS 3.


Cyberpunk 2077 is not a game to be messed with. It requires compute-intensive hardware and a lot of performance to run. Nvidia continues to raise the bar for the gaming experience, and I believe its release and continued support of DLSS 3 and RTX features for over 50 games is huge for the gaming community. Nvidia is investing billions of additional dollars, in real silicon and software, to support these two features that I believe are the future of the gaming experience, available today. Rasterization performance is one thing, but when combined with supersampling and ray tracing, it’s truly amazing.

I’m excited to see Cyberpunk 2077’s next-level ray tracing: Overdrive mode and how Nvidia’s DLSS 3 feature brings it to an even higher level.

Note: Moor Insights & Strategy co-op Jacob Freyman contributed to this article.

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