Do you love Cyberpunk 2077 enough to base an entire GPU purchase around it? That’s what NVIDIA and CD PROJEKT RED are hoping. The companies have taken to Twitter to tease a limited-edition GeForce card, one that takes its design cues from the heavily anticipated open-world RPG.
All we have to go on is a blurry photo thus far (somebody get NVIDIA’s marketing department a new camera, stat), but it’s clearly an RTX GPU with yellow highlights. What we don’t know is what model it is. An RTX 2080 Ti seems like a sure bet, but some of the crazier theories claim that it could be an RTX 2080 Ti SUPER or 7 nm, Ampere-based 3000-series GPU.
😏— NVIDIA GeForce (@NVIDIAGeForce) February 16, 2020
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Whatever it turns out to be should be an ideal way to power through Cyberpunk 2077 and its graphically intensive world. Back in June, NVIDIA announced that it had partnered with CD PROJEKT RED to bring ray tracing to the game, so the limited edition seems especially relevant.
“Cyberpunk 2077 is an incredibly ambitious game, mixing first person perspective and deep role-playing, while also creating an intricate and immersive world in which to tell this story. We believe the world of Cyberpunk will greatly benefit from the realistic lighting that ray tracing delivers,” said Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA.
“Ray tracing allows us to realistically portray how light behaves in a crowded urban environment,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED. “Thanks to this technology, we can add another layer of depth and verticality to the already impressive megacity the game takes place in.”
Limited-edition GeForce cards aren’t new for NVIDIA. The company released Star Wars-inspired versions of the TITAN Xp back in 2017, which comprised red “Galactic Empire” and green “Jedi Order” editions with neat glowing effects. It remains to be seen how the Cyberpunk 2077 GPU stacks up to those.