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Cyberpunk 2077: No ray tracing for AMD video cards at launch

Cyberpunk 2077 to launch without ray tracing support for AMD video cards
Cyberpunk 2077 to launch without ray tracing support for AMD video cards
According to the final system requirements for the PC version of the game, Cyberpunk 2077 will only launch with ray tracing support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX video cards. Although the AMD Radeon RX 6000 lineup also comes with this capability, it looks like Cyberpunk 2077 will add support for it in a future update.

The recently unveiled Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing footage (see the video embedded at the end of this article) looks great but, unfortunately, AMD Radeon users will not be able to enjoy this visual feast soon after the game's launch. The official list that contains the final system requirements for the PC version of this upcoming first-person open-world RPG only mentions NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards, without any reference to AMD hardware. 

When asked on Twitter about the game's use of ray tracing capabilities on AMD Radeon cards, CD PROJEKT RED's Community Manager Marcin Momot came up with the following reply: "Not for the release but we are working together with AMD to introduce this feature as soon as we can." 

Fortunately, there aren't too many users of the AMD Radeon 6000 lineup around yet. One of the replies to Momot's aforementioned tweet is hilarious and, unfortunately, not that far from the truth: "I'm sure all 12 of the people who managed to get a 6800 will be devastated."

To run Cyberpunk 2077 on low GFX settings on 1080p, the requirements are Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310, 8 GB of memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon RX 470. The ultimate visual treatment involves RT Ultra GFX settings on 2160p and requires the use of an Intel Core i7-6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor, 16 GB of memory, and an NVIDIA RTX 3080 video card.

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Souls Ninja (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-11-21 (Update: 2020-11-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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