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When NVIDIA lifted the lid on its brand-new GPU combo - the GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 - it also introduced DLSS 3 and the fascinating NVIDIA RTX Remix tool-set that allows stunning real-time ray-tracing to be modded into just about any game. And with that, we got our first look at the stunning Portal with RTX - which is now on track for a December 8 release.

And as per the headline it will be available for free to all owners of Portal on Steam - here's the Steam for Portal with RTX. Though you'll need a GeForce RTX 30 or 40 series card to have it look like this.

Free for all Portal owners, Portal with RTX reimagines Valve’s 2007 classic using today’s cutting edge technology. Full ray tracing illuminates, shades and shadows each test chamber with unparalleled quality. Remade hi-res textures and models react realistically to ray tracing. DLSS 2 enables GeForce RTX 30 series owners to play Portal with RTX in full ray tracing. And NVIDIA DLSS 3 delivers a 2.8x increase to frame rates, giving GeForce RTX 40 series gamers the performance to play Portal with RTX at 4K.

As per the trailer above, the results are incredible. The blend of AI-based RTX Remix development, the creation of new textures, and increased model detail, plus full ray tracing for all of the game's lighting. The ray-traced lighting effects also work through the game's portals. With full ray-tracing, Portal with RTX will be demanding and require at a minimum a GeForce RTX 3060. NVIDIA has outlined the hardware requirements.

As per above with the GeForce RTX 40 series you can experience Portal with RTX at over 60 frames-per-second in 4K thanks to DLSS 3 and its groundbreaking Frame Generation technology.

“Updating much-loved games requires a balance of applying new, bleeding-edge techniques, while staying true to the original spirit of the game," John Spitzer, head of NVIDIA Lightspeed Studios said. "The experience NVIDIA’s Lightspeed Studios gained working on RTX versions of renowned games such as Minecraft and Quake II gave Valve the confidence to entrust us to bring modern graphics techniques to their legendary game, and NVIDIA RTX Remix gave us the perfect tool to complete the task.”

To celebrate the launch NVIDIA is hosting a launch party that will go behind the scenes on the making of Portal with RTX - on December 6, 10am PST (December 7, 5am AEDT) over at Twitch. There will be gameplay, giveaways, and even a GeForce RTX 4090 up for grabs. Ahead of the launch, NVIDIA will also be giving away two GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition graphics cards - full details on how to enter available here.

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