NVIDIA introduced the DLSS 2.3 drivers that will bring the gaming performance of RTX cardholders to the top. Here are the details…
Nvidia released an update today that makes some improvements to its scaling technologies for the new Game Ready Driver. Updates include an upgrade to the new DLSS version 2.3, which is already supported in more than 15 games (including patches for Cyberpunk 2077, Doom Eternal, and others) and the NVIDIA Image Scaling algorithm that works with all games. NVIDIA has also released a new tool called ICAT that gives everyone an easy way to analyze image quality and compare results.
DLSS continues to learn and evolve
NVIDIA DLSS now delivers the highest level of image quality and performance in over 130 games and applications. It just keeps getting better with the recently released DLSS 2.3 SDK. Games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Doom Eternal have been updated to the latest version 2.3, which reduces ghosting and improves temporal stability and detail.
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Bright Memory: Infinite
- Cyberpunk 2077 (Adding DLSS 2.3 support on November 16)
- Crysis 2 Remastered / Crysis 3 Remastered
- Deathloop DOOM Eternal
- Farming Simulator 22 (released November 22 with DLSS 2.3 support)
- Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Grand Theft Auto 3 Definitive
- Edition Grand Theft Auto Vice City Definitive Edition Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Definitive Edition
- Jurassic World Evolution 2
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
- Rise of the Tomb Raider / Shadow of the Tomb Raider Sword & Fairy 7
- DLSS stands out as an artificial intelligence-based temporal super-resolution technology that is unique in increasing frame rates while maintaining image quality comparable to native resolution.
Spatial upgrade for all games
For over two years, NVIDIA has been offering NVIDIA Image Scaling in the NVIDIA Control Panel, a driver-based spatial booster that provides sharpening and upscaling for any game without the need for game developer integration. With the new November Game Ready Driver, NVIDIA offers updates to the scaling and sharpening algorithm, as well as making it more accessible through GeForce Experience.
The new algorithm uses a 6-step filter with 4-way scaling and adaptive sharpening filters to improve performance. The image is sharpened and scaled in one pass. This feature is accessible from both the NVIDIA Control Panel and GeForce Experience, and includes a per-game sharpening setting that can be adjusted from GeForce Experience’s in-game interface.
NVIDIA is also releasing the NVIDIA Image Scaling algorithm as an open-source SDK that provides best-in-class spatial scaling and sharpening and runs on all GPUs on all platforms. The SDK is publicly available on GitHub for all developers to integrate into their games.
DLSS Coming to 10 New Games in November
Adoption of NVIDIA DLSS is growing rapidly, thanks to easy-to-use Unreal Engine plug-ins and native support in Unity. In November, DLSS is coming to ten new games, including:
- DLSS will be added to Assetto Corsa Competizione very soon, increasing performance up to 2x.
- DLSS is being added to AWAY: The Survival on November 17. DLSS improves performance up to 2x.
- Battlefield 2042 is out with DLSS, ray tracing and NVIDIA Reflex. DLSS improves performance up to 2x.
- Bright Memory: Infinite is out with DLSS, ray tracing and NVIDIA Reflex. DLSS improves performance up to 2.5x.
- The Elder Scrolls Online is out with DLSS and DLAA. DLSS improves performance by up to 50%.
- Farming Simulator 22 launches on November 22 with DLSS and DLAA. DLSS improves performance up to 2x.
- Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is out with DLSS and shows a performance boost of up to 85%.
- Hot Wheels Unleashed came out with DLSS and it shows up to 50% performance gain.
- Jurassic World Evolution 2 is out with DLSS and it’s seeing a performance boost of up to 60%.
- Myth of Empires launches November 18 with ray tracing and DLSS. DLSS improves performance up to 1.5x.
NVIDIA Image Comparison and Analysis Tool (ICAT): Simplifies Image Quality Analysis
NVIDIA is also releasing a new image quality comparison and analysis tool called ICAT that makes it faster and easier for anyone to make A/B image quality comparisons of gaming screenshots and videos. NVIDIA ICAT allows anyone to easily compare up to 4 screenshots or videos with sliders, side-by-side and pixel-watch zooms. Users can draw conclusions by spatially and temporally aligning comparisons and examining differences. ICAT can be downloaded for free from GeForce.com.