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Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.61: The update offers AMD FSR 2.1, but not yet Nvidia DLSS 3

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CD Projekt Red has just released the extensive patch 1.61 for its dystopian action RPG Cyberpunk 2077 (test), which brings AMD FSR 2.1 into play. Nvidia DLSS 3 for the new GeForce RTX 4090 (test) and the next generation Nvidia Ada Lovelace models are currently left out.

After the announcement of the first add-on, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, which will be released next year for PC and PlayStation 5 (test) and Xbox Series X & S (test), the Polish development studio CD Projekt Red is now leaving. follow the next patch and upgrade the Action-RGP to version 1.61. Even though the game is Nvidia’s flagship title for DLSS 3 with more than four times the frames per second, the latest DLSS frame generation and AI oversampling is still missing from the RPG setup.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 vs. Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (Image: Nvidia)

AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.1, on the other hand, was included in the update and is now available for Windows PCs, as well as PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. A performance boost can be expected, especially in gaming. game consoles.

AMD FSR 2.1 precedes Nvidia DLSS 3

The fact that FSR 2.1 manages to do it before DLSS 3 in Cyberpunk 2077 is particularly surprising given that Nvidia never tires of including the title in benchmarks and, in cooperation with CD Projekt Red, has even offered a GeForce RTX 4090 FE. strictly limited. for a competition

Patch 1.61 comes with the following optimizations and bug fixes on PC and game consoles.

Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.61 Highlights
  • Added support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.1 for PC and next generation game consoles.
  • Fixed issue with temporary FPS drops when exiting menus.
  • Fixed several instances of missing collisions that could cause the player to fall off the map.
  • Fixed an issue where V’s breasts would clip through clothing after resizing in a Ripperdoc.
  • NPCs now carry umbrellas of different colors and shapes.

More information can be found in the extensive release notes in the developer announcement.

Presets enable FSR and DLSS automatically

As the editors at ComputerBase were able to assess in a first test of Cyberpunk 2077 v1.61, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.1 and DLSS 2, which Nvidia now calls DLSS Super Resolution, are activated automatically according to the preset.

While AMD FSR 2.1 is automatically enabled with the Ultra preset and also on Nvidia’s GeForce graphics cards, the system’s automatic choice in such cases falls to DLSS 2 if the highest possible ray tracing preset is selected.

Why the game makes this selection automatically cannot be said at this time.