What you need to know
- Nine more games just gained support for NVIDIA DLSS.
- No Man's Sky is among the first two VR games to support DLSS.
- DLSS is now supported by 50 games.
NVIDIA announced the nine more games now support DLSS, which helps deliver improved visuals without dragging down system performance. DLSS is now supported on No Man's Sky, AMID EVIL, Aron's Adventure, Everspace 2, Redout: Space Assault, Scavengers, and Wrench. It's also available in virtual reality headsets for No Man's Sky, Into The Radius, and Wrench. This is the first time that virtual reality games support DLSS. With the nine newly-supported titles, a total of 50 games support DLSS.
DLSS, short for Deep Learning Super Sampling, is an AI-based technology that's less demanding on your GPU than normal supersampling. Despite using fewer system resources than traditional supersampling, it can result in a game that looks better and show more detail. We have a full piece breaking down what DLSS is if you'd like to know more.
The best graphics cards from NVIDIA feature Tensor Cores that power DLSS.
NVIDIA explains that DLSS support boosts performance of No Man's Sky up to 70% at 4K. As a result of DLSS support, No Man's Sky should see smoother and more responsive gameplay. In virtual reality mode, DLSS doubles VR performance at the Ultra graphics preset, according to NVIDIA. The game should be able to maintain 90 FPS on an Oculus Quest 2 when paired with a GeForce RTX 3080.
Similar boosts in performance appear in all of the newly-supported games. AMID EVIL sees a boost of up to 2.7X at 4K with settings maxed out. Aron's Adventure sees a 60% FPS boost with DLSS support.
While it isn't part of this update from NVIDIA, Metro Exodus launched earlier this month with PC enhancements, including DLSS support. It's an excellent example of the difference that DLSS support can make. Our Jared Eden extensively breaks down Metro Exodus PC Enhancement and shares several screenshots that show off DLSS support.
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