Update: Well, it turns out I was right and this teased card was in fact a special edition RTX 2080 Ti. Announced today, Nvidia has come clean and has shown off the new special edition card and it looks bananas.
Introducing the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition.
We made 77 for our community.
Want one? Here's how: 1. RT this video. 2. Tag a gamer who is as excited as you about Cyberpunk 2077 in the replies with #RTXOn 3. If selected, you BOTH win these limited edition GPUs! pic.twitter.com/IG2BZZCZ6H
They’ve only made 77 of these cards, and they’re holding a promo for them. Meaning that outside of being an influencer, the only way to get one these cards is to win them. How can you do that? By retweeting their announcement with the tag #RTXON and by also tagging another gamer who’s excited about Cyberpunk 2077. So if you want a chance to own one, you better know somebody who’s dying to play the game when it releases.
Or, you know, you could just tag me (@Shadowhaxor). Either way, if your retweet gets picked, both you and the person you tagged also wins a card. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
Original story below:
Earlier on February 16, 2020, Nvidia started teasing the PC gaming world by releasing an obscured image of a graphics card. Which all started when the Cyberpunk 2077 account asked Nvidia “Hey @NvidiaGeForce, what do you think about making a limited edition #Cyberpunk2077 GPU?” Nvidia replied with this image of the video card with the caption “Stay tuned…”
Chances are that this isn’t the rumored RTX 2080 Ti Super, as that was shot down by the company. It’s very likely this is an RTX 2080 with a custom theme. Similar to what Nvidia did for the Star Wars special edition Titan Xp cards a few years back. There hasn’t been any talk of a new card during the recent CES 2020 and the other discovered card, RTX T10-8, ended up being the GPU that’s powering Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service.
It’s also mentioning that if you take a look at this card and also the RTX 2080 TI released by Nvidia, they look similar. If you look at the existing card, you can see that the only difference is the bright green highlight that covers the bottom of the card. The power connections are in the same place, the fans are slightly elevated and the position is also the same.
Though, if the recent rumors of Nvidia’s Ampere, the follow up to Turing, are true. We could very well see a new GPU released towards the middle/end of 2020. Again, Nvidia isn’t saying anything about this, but I suspect we’ll hear more about this during Nvidia’s GTC 2020. Which happens to take place from March 23 – 26, 2020 and still quite a bit ahead of the release of Cyberpunk 2077.
Though if it was a tease of Ampere, I’m sure Nvidia would have waited a bit closer to GTC 2020 and would have also made a much bigger noise. While Cyberpunk 2077 is a game that the gaming world is looking forward to. Other games on the market are available now that could also take advantage of a bigger, more robust Nvidia GPU. Something I’m sure the company is aware of and would have also included them in the fun.
Of course, I could be completely off base here, as I have been known to be. Ah, GPU speculation always makes this part of the job fun. Guess we’ll find out more when Nvidia is ready to talk.