Nvidia DLSS 3: Games are becoming more graphic intensive and this also means that better GPU cores are required to render these games. But what happens if you can’t afford to buy expensive GPUs? Most times, you end up getting low-quality video outputs when playing games and the gaming experience becomes very dissatisfying. This is where AI-graphic technology such as the Nvidia DLSS becomes important.

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You see, to help users get crisp graphics/images while playing games with lower GPUs, Nvidia invented the DLSS technology (DLSS stands for Deep Learning Super Sampling). The idea is to make it possible for Nvidia RTX GPUs to render graphics in higher resolution at fast frame rates using AI (thereby reducing the work of the CPU).

Nvidia DLSS 3 rendering process
Nvidia DLSS 3 rendering process(images: Nvidia Website)

The trick with rendering high graphics or images when playing games is that it usually means lower frame rates and this means experiencing lags or throttles when playing these games at high resolution. But, the Nvidia DLSS technology solves both problems. With Nvidia DLSS implemented in the Nvidia RTX GPUs, these GPUs can output quality graphics/images when playing games while also maintaining or increasing the frame rates.

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This means gamers get crisp images without having to sacrifice a smooth experience when playing games. There is the original Nvidia DLSS (released in 2020), the Nvidia DLSS 2 (released in 2021), and now the Nvidia DLSS 3 (released in 2022) which we’re here to talk about. So, what is the Nvidia DLSS 3, what is its importance, and which games support this new technology? Well, let’s find out.

What is Nvidia DLSS 3

Nvidia DLSS 3 is the third generation of the Deep Learning Super Sampling (an AI-powered graphics) which was announced by Nvidia on September 20, 2022. It still performs the same task of improving image quality and increasing frame rates while playing games but this time it does it better and faster. According to Nvidia, the new DLSS 3 technology is 4x faster than its predecessor.

For now, Nvidia DLSS 3 will only work with Nvidia RTX 40 GPU series and according to Nvidia, popular games have started implementing to take full advance of these AI-powered graphics. But what is the importance of the DLSS 3?

Nvidia DLSS 3 performance graph
Nvidia DLSS 3 performance graph

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Importance of Nvidia DLSS 3

There are a few importance of DLSS 3 over native rendering:

  1. Better graphics/image quality output
  2. Up to 4x performance boost
  3. Better frame rates
  4. Zero render queue
  5. Reduces the work of the CPU
  6. Generates super-resolution and frame rates to fit the screen

According to Nvidia, an early test of the DLSS 3 on the Cyberpunk 2077’s new Ray Tracing: Overdrive mode game shows that the NVIDIA Reflex on DLSS 3 boosts the performance of the game by up to 4X. It also increased responsiveness by 2X, compared to native resolution, all while maintaining great image quality.

Nvidia DLSS 3 image output
Nvidia DLSS 3 image output

This means that RTX 40 series will give gamers a better gaming experience when compared to RTX 30 series. The DLSS 3 will produce better photo quality, faster frame rates, and increased response while using any of the RTX 40 series.

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Numbers of games that support DLSS 3

There are about 35 games that support the Nvidia DLSS 3 technology when it first debuts. More games are expected to support DLSS 3 soon. Below are the 35 games:

  1. Chernobylite
  2. Conqueror’s Blade
  3. Cyberpunk 2077
  4. Dakar Desert Rally
  5. Deliver Us Mars
  6. Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed
  7. Dying Light 2 Stay Human
  8. F1Ⓡ 22
  9. F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch
  10. Frostbite Engine
  11. HITMAN 3
  12. Hogwarts Legacy
  13. ICARUS
  14. Jurassic World Evolution 2
  15. Justice
  16. Loopmancer
  17. Marauders
  18. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  19. Naraka: Bladepoint
  20. NVIDIA Omniverse
  21. NVIDIA Racer RTX
  22. PERISH
  23. Portal with RTX
  24. Ripout
  25. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl
  26. Scathe
  27. Sword and Fairy 7
  28. SYNCED
  29. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
  30. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  31. THRONE AND LIBERTY
  32. Tower of Fantasy
  33. Unity
  34. Unreal Engine 4 & 5
  35. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

When was Nvidia DLSS 3 Released

The Nvidia DLSS 3 was announced by the company on September 20th, 2022. But according to Nvidia, the technology is available for only its RTX 40 series and will be available for use by October of 2022.

The Nvidia DLSS 3 is the third generation of AI-powered graphics that helps improves the image quality of games while also maintaining faster responsive time. And if you’re getting the GeForce RTX 40 series, then you’ll be able to enjoy a better gaming experience because the new RTX 40 series has support for DLSS 3.

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