NVIDIA and CD PROJEKT RED have uploaded a new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer that demonstrates how the hotly anticipated RPG will look on green team’s new Ampere-based GPUs. Being that the GeForce RTX 30 Series offers up to twice the ray-tracing performance of its predecessors, the highlight here is unsurprising: ray-traced diffuse illumination, ray-traced reflections, ray-traced ambient occlusion, and ray-traced shadows are set to liven up Night City to life in a big way.
According to NVIDIA, the trailer below represents Cyberpunk 2077 running at its maximum graphical fidelity in 4K, with all RTX options enabled. (We’re not sure which exact RTX 30 Series GPU was used, but our money is on the GeForce RTX 3090.)
“Cyberpunk 2077 is a technologically advanced game capable of generating marvelous visuals,” said Jakub Knapik, Art Director of Lighting and FX, CD PROJEKT RED. “It also boldly spearheads the future of real-time graphics by taking advantage of GeForce RTX 30 Series’ 2nd generation ray tracing and the advanced AI of NVIDIA DLSS. Simulated reflections, lifelike shadows, and true-to-form diffuse illumination and ambient occlusion — they all make my heart beat faster and I hope everyone will share that feeling when the game’s out in November.”
More specifically, Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on November 19. It’ll be the perfect way to test out the ray-tracing prowess of NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs, the first of which will be available on September 17 (GeForce RTX 3080, $699).