CD Projekt RED does not fail to spoil the impressions of players who have made themselves at home in the futuristic Night City. The recent update that includes support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.1 not only benefits PC users – console users also benefit from some improvements.
Cyberpunk 2077’s premiere, which ran behind the Polish studio for several months, appears to have already been forgotten by some recipients. On the other hand, the creators have reasons to be satisfied, because the production is untiringly popular. Although we learned a few weeks ago that CD Projekt RED will not support older generation consoles, an update was recently released, which, in addition to a number of fixes, also uses the capabilities of AMD technology.
Digital Foundry took a look at how the game worked after patch 1.61 and saw it The introduction of new solutions also turned out to be useful for console versions of the title – FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.1 is combined with versions for Sony and Microsoft devices.
“The key to improving image quality in patch 1.61 is not the number of pixels, but the use of FSR 2.1 image processing, which has many advantages and disadvantages. First of all, it should be noted that there is no key or option on the console to enable FSR, just as on the PC Instead, it’s permanently in place, replacing CDPR’s older default temporal smoothing method. Fortunately, in most cases, this has no downside. FSR2 actually improves image quality, whether that’s in still shots , moving, in aliasing handling, or even in blur situations – where objects in the foreground move, revealing previously hidden details.”
In ray tracing mode, the image appears sharper, clearer and richer in detail, and at the same time, thanks to AMD technology, elements that require additional processing are optimized, affecting the visual perception of Cyberpunk 2077. The 60fps performance mode is also optimized for Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5. Using the latest Sony console as an example, specialists indicate that it is on The improvement is visible but not permanent – In the most intense moments (shooting or combat), smoothness drops to about 50 frames per second.
In general, PS5 and Xbox Series X display a similar performance profile after patch 1.61. Dips to 50fps and lower are possible, as before. Not only does adding FSR2 help to achieve rock-solid 60 fps, but the evidence suggests it’s not an obstacle either.”
Digital Foundry emphasizes that the differences aren’t drastic, but they are It turns out that improving image quality is the most important. However, Cyberpunk 2077 has come a long way and offers gamers a more refined experience – patch 1.61 is also an indication that the developers have not yet completed the process of optimizing the technical parameters of the future title.
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