little late to this article due to Nvidia announcing the next wave of the 3000 series. Apologies, as I was busy scouring the net for details pertaining to different cooling solutions, launch times and more. Alas! Our breakdown of what went on during the Nvidia ULTIMATE event yesterday has arrived.
Nvidia's Ultimate Countdown that has been going on for most of the month of August expired yesterday. With it expiring came a Livestream on Twitch.tv that revealed the next era of Video cards from Nvidia. The Geforce RTX 3000 series. The RTX 3070, 3080 and 3090.
To my surprise, the MSRP for these cards won't end up breaking the bank, but you may end up throwing your Monitor out the window knowing that there were no Pre Orders for these set of cards and they will serve as a First Come, First Serve basis. Beginning on September 17th for the 3080 Series.
During the Presentation Nvidia surprised Cyberpunk Fans with a RTX+DLSS 2.0 Enabled Gameplay Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077. A whole 50 seconds of glorious Raytracing including Ray-Traced Reflections, Ray-Traced Ambient Occlusion, Ray-Traced Shadows, and Ray-Traced Diffuse Illumination. Furthermore, Nvidia released a Article on their website diving into detail how Raytracing in Cyberpunk will work along with new 4K Screenshots to drool over. You can check out the whole thing here.
Cyberpunk 2077 features Ray-Traced Diffuse Illumination, Ray-Traced Reflections, Ray-Traced Ambient Occlusion, Ray-Traced Shadows, and NVIDIA DLSS. Learn more about each technologyhere
“Cyberpunk 2077 is a technologically advanced game capable of generating marvelous visuals. 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.” - Jakub Knapik, Art Director of Lighting and FX, CD PROJEKT RED”
These Features seem to now be set in stone, it was sometime last year during an Interview where we were given these same details by a CD Projekt Red staff member but now they are once again confirmed. With RTX and DLSS 2.0 ( Possibly 3.0, depending on when Nvidia can push it out) also comes High Dynamic Range ( HDR ) and Dolby Atmos support. So it appears CD Projekt Red is preparing to go all out in Audio and Video fidelity to take this title as far as they possible can across the entire spectrum of Cutting Edge features.
So if you happen to be in the market of making some serious upgrades for Cyberpunk 2077, these new beastly cards from Nvidia might be your best bet or you can wait to see what AMD has in store for RDNA 2 later this fall.
There are currently no benchmarks at this given time but it's easy to expect they will pop up days before the actual launch of these new cards.
Stay tuned for the NETRUNNER 2077 Hardware Guides which will be popping up closer to launch after Minimum & Recommended System Specs arrive shortly.
A short note about these released Screenshots, they appear to be ripped directly from the 4K Youtube video, so if you notice degradation of quality compared to normal, thats why.