NVIDIA has been continuously working on its DLSS to bring the best possible content to gamers using their GeForce RTX graphics cards and this time, they’re making a comeback with DLSS 2.0, the latest and improved version of DLSS with better-looking graphics and more supported titles added to the list.
Deep learning super sampling, or DLSS for short, is one of the most prominent features on NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX graphics cards, aside from the much-hyped real-time ray tracing. But unlike real-time ray tracing, which many would refer as ‘RTX On’, DLSS isn’t getting that much of an attention from most people in the gaming community due to the limited availability of games that have the feature implemented and the actual time it takes for NVIDIA to train a fully-usable AI model for the game that actually looks good.
As the original DLSS takes a huge amount of time to train for a working AI model for a specific game even though it is trained on NVIDIA’s Neural Graphics Network (NGX), an extremely powerful supercomputer powered by NVIDIA DGX, a rushed release is definitely not going to look as good as what’s promised on their Gamescom 2018 keynote. There are noticeable improvements over the course of time for the existing RTX and DLSS games but not everyone is willing to wait that long, seriously.
A major improvement over the original DLSS
DLSS 2.0 now focuses on training a game using non-game-specific content that requires shorter training time that will enable faster game integration, which theoretically means that we’ll be seeing more DLSS games if more game developers wanted to implement DLSS for the release of their upcoming titles. NVIDIA also employs new techniques such as temporal feedback and a new AI network that uses the Tensor Cores more efficiently to enable faster executions to improve performance, stability, and image quality comparable to the native resolution or sometimes better, which is not quite possible to achieve on every game with the original DLSS.
The best part of DLSS 2.0 as compared to the original DLSS is that users can now choose between three presets – quality, balanced, and performance. This gives gamers a whole lot more flexibility with the settings, so it’s no longer the binary option of yes or no, and gamers can select the preset that is suitable for the graphics card that they’re using in their gaming PC, instead of having the fixed idea of RTX 2080 Ti as the only choice gamers can go with in order to enjoy the best of RTX and DLSS games without any major choking in performance.
Death Stranding PC DLSS 2.0 support confirmed, comes with GeForce RTX Bundle
We can see more existing and upcoming AAA titles with DLSS and RTX support, including the latest release of Death Stranding on PC which is now available on both Steam and Epic Games Store. As we all know that NVIDIA is working closely with game developers to bring the best quality content to gamers, it’s only natural that many of you gamers out there have probably seen this coming, that NVIDIA will be bundling the Death Stranding PC version with their GeForce RTX graphics cards and GeForce RTX gaming laptops.
The Death Stranding ‘Embark On Your Journey’ GeForce RTX bundle is available until July 29th, 2020 from participating retailers and etailers with the purchase of any of the following products:
- GeForce RTX 2060
- GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
- GeForce RTX 2070
- GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
- GeForce RTX 2080
- GeForce RT X2080 SUPER
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
- GeForce RTX Laptops
If you’re interested in getting yourself an RTX upgrade this month, you can visit the following link to learn more about the participating products and partners: https://www.nvidia.com/en-my/geforce/campaigns/death-stranding-bundle/