Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:27pm 13/07/22 | 0 Comments
With rumours swirling around next-gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX (the 40 series) graphics cards set to debut sometime later this year, it's good to see that one of the most impressive bits of technology from the GeForce RTX era is continuing to grow. DLSS or Deep Learning Super Sampling is AI-driven hardware-based rendering that upscales with sometimes better than native image quality and a massive boost to performance.
Often sitting in the range of 2X - a generational style leap forward without sacrificing image quality. Which means 60-fps and higher performance with ray-tracing on anything from a GeForce RTX 3060 through to the beast-mode GeForce RTX 3080.
And with that comes word that DLSS is now featured in over 200 titles, with the below image showcasing that the tech can be found in most of the biggest PC games released over the past year or so - including God of War, F1 22, Back 4 Blood, Icarus, and Dying Light 2.
A good look at what DLSS can deliver can be found in the following trailer for Jurassic World Evolution 2 which recently got a ray-tracing update that introduces Ray-Traced Ambient Occlusion (RTAO) effects - for realistic shadows and lighting. With ray-tracing being a very hardware intensive effect to pull off, here we can see exactly what DLSS brings to the digital table.
And with that several high-profile games that are coming soon will feature DLSS support, with The Lord of the Rings: Gollum also sporting ray-tracing when it launches in September. Here's the first gameplay trailer for the Smeagol-starring adventure.
Then there's Steelrising, also out in September, which is the follow-up to the excellent Greedfall. This too will feature DLSS and ray-tracing on PC for high-end visuals and a performance boost. An RPG and action-game in the style of classic BioWare meets Dark Souls, this is definitely on our list of must-play games this year.
DLSS is also set to launch with Warhammer 40,000: Darktide and A Plague Tale: Requiem in 2022, and no doubt other titles in the months to come.