Cyberpunk 2077 shows off RTX ray tracing with new NVIDIA 30-series GPU

Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing Screenshot
Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing Screenshot (Image credit: NVIDIA)

What you need to know

  • Cyberpunk 2077 is the gorgeous open-world RPG coming from CD Projekt RED.
  • It already looked incredible, but NVIDIA's new 30-series GPU's show Cyberpunk 2077 in a new light.
  • NVIDIA showed a teaser of the upcoming game running at 4K resolution with max settings and RTX ray tracing turned on.
  • A short teaser undergoing YouTube's compression only tells part of the story, but it already looks very impressive.

Few games have cultivated hype and excitement like Cyberpunk 2077, and from the first preview we were hooked. Now, with the announcement of a trio of high-end GPU's from NVIDIA under the 30-series moniker, we can now see Cyberpunk 2077 in all of its glory. A new teaser shared between NVIDIA and CD Projekt RED show the upcoming RPG at max settings, up to 4K resolution, and the full suite of RTX ray tracing features at its disposal.

Even with YouTube's notorious compression, it's clear that Cyberpunk 2077 won't be a slouch when it comes to graphical prowress, despite its open world nature. Utilizing the power of NVIDIA's new graphics cards means Cyberpunk should impress with ray traced reflections and shadows, diffuse illumination, ambient occlusion, and backed by the power of DLSS. All of these cryptic tech terms means the game will look good, assuming you have the necessary hardware to support it.

Cyberpunk 2077 is now set to release November 19, 2020, so we still have a little while to wait before we can get our hands well and truly on the game, but hopefully Cyberpunk 2077 lives up to the immeasurable hype placed on its shoulders.

Are you excited about Cyberpunk 2077? How do you feel about the new teaser showing off RTX ray tracing with the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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