NVIDIA Deals Free Battlefield V For GeForce RTX Buyers To Showcase Ray Tracing Goodness
As part of its Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, NVIDIA announced today that anyone that purchases a new GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2080 or GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card will get a free copy of Battlefield V. The promotion is available if you purchase a standalone graphics card or a new desktop PC from a "participating partner" that has one of the above-named graphics cards installed.
If you recall, Battlefield V was one of the games that NVIDIA used to show off the real-time ray tracing capabilities of its new GeForce RTX Series. With real-time ray tracing enabled, gamers are presented with more realistic lighting, shadows, water effects, and particulate effects (among other enhancements). It really ups the immersion factor for games, but it does require an immense amount of horsepower to accomplish.
According to the developers for Battlefield V, a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will be able to run the game with real-time ray tracing enabled at a solid 60fps. Your mileage will vary with the less potent GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2070.
In other NVIDIA news, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has been updated to support NVIDIA Adaptive Shading (NAS) via a new in-game patch. NAS leverages variable rate shading technology to "increase rendering performance and quality by applying varying amount of processing power to different areas of the image". When NAS is combined with other architectural improvements in Turing, NVIDIA says that offers up to a 70 percent performance uplift in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus versus the previous generation Pascal architecture.