Nvidia reveals limited edition Cyberpunk 2077-themed GPU (Updated)

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Update 2/17/2020: Nvidia has officially revealed its Cyberpunk 2077-themed graphics card, and our readers probably won't be surprised to learn that it's essentially an RTX 2080 Ti with cool-looking Cyberpunk branding. The card does not appear to be available for purchase; the only way to obtain one is to participate in an ongoing social media contest.

To have a chance at snagging one, you need to retweet Nvidia's official reveal video (see that below) and, separately, tag a fellow Cyberpunk 2077 enthusiast in the announcement tweet's replies -- just be sure to include the #RTXOn hashtag in your comment. If you are selected to win, both you and the person you tagged will get one of these special-edition cards.

Alternatively, you can head over to the GeForce Instagram or Facebook pages and like, retweet, or comment on any #RTXOn sweepstakes post. Like with the Twitter contest, you need to tag a fellow gamer and include #RTXOn in your reply.

There are 77 cards available for this sweepstakes (200 in total -- the rest will be given away later), but nearly 30,000 contest entries (based on retweets), so your chances of winning aren't particularly high. Still, it only takes a few minutes to throw your hat in the ring, so why not give it a shot?

The original article follows below...

In a brief (and undoubtedly staged) Twitter exchange that took place today, the accounts for both Nvidia and Cyberpunk 2077 jointly teased a mysterious new Cyberpunk 2077-themed limited-edition GPU. The tease came in the form of a cryptic message saying "Stay tuned..." and a blurry image of an upright video card.

The GPU appears to have two fans, and its overall design is very similar to what you'd see from a GeForce RTX 20-series reference card. It has the same fan placement, and the same angular look on the sides (albeit with yellow trim). Unfortunately, any further details are nearly impossible to discern from this image. If you're particularly eagle-eyed and spotted something we didn't, feel free to let us know in the comments.

Depending on when this card gets an official reveal, it could be one of the first entries in Nvidia's upcoming Ampere GPU line-up, or simply a fancy RTX 20-series card. We wouldn't feel comfortable betting on either option, as both seem equally likely at this point. We hope it's the former, so more gamers have an excuse to upgrade (Ampere will hopefully bring a sizable performance jump), but we'll have to wait and see for sure.

If you're eager to get your hands on anything Cyberpunk 2077-related, it might be best to temper your expectations here. Unknown technical specifications aside, the limited edition card is certain to be pricey -- perhaps even more so than the already-expensive 20-series GPUs. On top of that, since this will be a limited run, they'll probably sell out to wealthier individuals (or those with some extra space on their credit cards) pretty quickly.

Nonetheless, we'll be sure to update you when Nvidia and/or the folks over at CD Projekt Red reveal more details about this GPU.

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noel24

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Ohhh, go f*ck Yourself, I've played Witcher 2 on HD 6850 in FHD without a problem. Is really CDPR behind this stunt? They did away with with hairworks in W3 cause nobody actually used it, but everytime some developer sells themselves for this sh*t, part of my soul dies.
 
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QuantumPhysics

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Cyberpunk looks like just another Borderlands/ Fallout style shooter to me. I'm more anxious to see the next Fallout game instead.

as for the GPU shroud, I'm happy enough with my 2080TiFTW3.
 
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Sherwoodnt

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Looks like the same thing they did with Star Wars themed Titans a few years back. A good way to burn off inventory before the next gen of cards gets released.
 
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Skjorn

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Cyberpunk looks like just another Borderlands/ Fallout style shooter to me. I'm more anxious to see the next Fallout game instead.

as for the GPU shroud, I'm happy enough with my 2080TiFTW3.
Another settlement needs your help! ... nahh Im good..

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Polycount

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People actually liked Fallout after New Vegas? They're terrible games.
Fallout 4 wasn't terrible at all. It was actually pretty well received across the board. It was not my favorite Bethesda game, and I don't think it was a very good Fallout game, but I still played it for something like 300 hours in all. I'd give it a 7/10, probably. If it was made by a different studio and didn't have the Fallout branding slapped on it, I might even rate it higher (but not by much).

Just because New Vegas left some big shoes to fill doesn't mean every game that comes after is auto-garbage. Fallout 76 was, of course, by most metrics. But 4 was OK. It was very much a Bethesda game, with all the pros and cons that come with that. You either like that style of game, and are OK with the fact that Bethesda hasn't done much evolving lately, or you aren't OK with it, in which case you really shouldn't be playing their games at all at this point.

Let's hope the next Fallout runs on a new engine and learns some lessons from the failures of 76 and 4.
 

Dosahka

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Fallout 76 was not a true Fallout sequel.
it was a fallout for sure :D *sarcasm off*

Betting a 2080 ti won't be enough to handle this game at 4k max settings and get 60 fps.
and only a goddamn ***** would expect to get that. we have plenty of games now that cant get 60 fps at 4k and many dont look anywhere near as good.
4K @ 60 is overrated, #ultrawidemasterrace @ 120.
*sarcasm on* There is no such thing as overpowered graphics card. There are only underpixelled displays. *sarcasm off*

Hopefully CP2077 has a strong start and away from bad starts like newer EA Games and some other disappointing ones with high promises. Recommended to take CP2077 with truckload of salt.
 

NightAntilli

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Just for future clarity's sake... You mean graphics card, not GPU. GPU = the graphics chip on a graphics card. So the title should read "Nvidia teases limited edition Cyberpunk 2077-themed graphics card".
 

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Just for future clarity's sake... You mean graphics card, not GPU. GPU = the graphics chip on a graphics card. So the title should read "Nvidia teases limited edition Cyberpunk 2077-themed graphics card".
We use the terms interchangeably quite often here, but I appreciate the heads-up.

There are some scenarios where a title might already be quite long (I try my best to avoid short, but sensationalist or clickbait headlines -- not that I'm perfect) and "GPU" gets the message across. But I will keep it in mind for the future.
 
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By the way, updated the article with some new information and pictures.

TL;DR, the card is indeed a 2080 Ti, and it's only available as part of a social media contest. It's pretty easy to enter, the instructions are now included in this piece.

I went ahead and entered. Why not? But the chances of winning will be pretty low. Already nearly 30k entries, and only 77 are being given away for now (another 133 will be handed out later).