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Nvidia Showcase: why your PC needs a Destiny 2 upgrade

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One of 2017’s most hotly anticipated videogame releases, Destiny 2, has officially launched worldwide on PC.

After hundreds of hours of Nvidia benchmarking and testing, we also know exactly what kind of hardware you’ll need to take full advantage of Destiny 2’s stunningly detailed sci-fi visuals on PC. A GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card will get you 1920×1080 gaming. But if you’re looking to crank up its visual fidelity even further the GTX 1070 will get you 2560×1440 gaming while the GTX 1080 Ti will get you 3840×2160 gaming.

And if your gaming hardware is due for an upgrade, there’s no better time to do so. For a limited time when you purchase a select GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GTX 1080 graphics card, system, or laptop at participating partners, you will receive a digital copy of Destiny 2 on PC.

From anti-aliasing and depth of field to effects like motion blur and wind impulse, the PC edition of Destiny 2 boasts an array of graphical settings that allow you to customise your experience to your liking. For a comprehensive breakdown of the game’s visual settings and how each impacts the game, check out the Destiny 2 PC graphics and performance guide.

There are plenty of settings to play with that’ll increase visual quality at the expense of raw speed, and you can end up spending ages trying to find the absolutely perfect balance between eye candy and frame rate, especially if you’re saddled with a less powerful GPU. With GeForce Experience installed on your GeForce-powered PC, however, you have a one-click solution to effortlessly optimize your settings in Destiny 2 – as well as over 500 other titles – to get the best possible experience with your hardware.

Beyond the quality settings, there are other reasons why a powerful GPU can make the world of difference to your Destiny 2 experience. For example, why settle for HD? Higher resolutions are available, and if you have a 4K monitor then you owe it to yourself to run the game so it takes advantage of all those extra pixels. If you’re looking to really boost Destiny 2’s gloriously detailed sci-fi visuals, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is recommended for to experience Destiny 2 in 4K ultra high-definition with High presets.

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It’s not just 4K though. Destiny 2 also supports 21:9 monitors and multi-screen setups, enabling you to take an even wider view of the action. If you want that vital bit of extra situational awareness, then you might need a whole new monitor as well as a better GPU.

If your gaming rig is equipped with a GPU capable of running Destiny 2 at over 60fps, you can apply SMAA and increase the game’s internal rendering resolution with its built-in render resolution option, which increases the overall image quality you get in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 is now available on PC. If you are looking to squeeze the best quality visuals out of your experience with the game, upgrade your PC with select GTX 10-series GPUs by purchasing the new GTX Destiny 2 bundle here and you will get a code to download the game.