Nvidia DLSS Technology Explained: How does it work

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The GeForce RTX 20 series is a new lineup of GPUs developed by Nvidia that are designed to offer the ultimate PC gaming experience. They are powered by Turing GPU architecture which is the best in the market and features all new RTX platform. Alongside being the fastest consumer graphics cards they also offer unique and intriguing features that will revolutionize the gaming performance. The new Turing architecture brings together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading. But what does this all mean and how will it improve the gaming performance? This is exactly what we are going to explain in this article today.

What Is Ray Tracing?

The Ray Tracing is basically a rendering technique which is used in computer graphics to generate light and shadow effects. This helps the graphics engine to trace the path of light as pixels in image plane while they bounce from object to object. This technique simulates much more realistic looking shadows, reflections, and refraction which improves the visuals.

Nvidia’s Turing architecture has made possible to feature real time Ray Tracing in their new GPUs. Also, they feature DLSS technology which is even more complicated to understand but is the greatest feature of Nvidia’s 2000-series graphics cards and is generating much hype.

What Is DLSS?

The DLSS (deep learning supersampling) is a technology developed to create better imagery within the game while increasing the performance at the same time. This basically means that you will get better graphics and visual without putting much load on the GPU. Nvidia has explained about their DLSS technology in their developer blog:

“DLSS leverages a deep neural network to extract multidimensional features of the rendered scene and intelligently combine details from multiple frames to construct a high-quality final image. DLSS uses fewer input samples than traditional techniques such as temporal anti-aliasing (TAA) while avoiding the algorithmic difficulties such techniques face with transparency and other complex scene elements.”

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Not many games support this technology right now but Nvidia has promised that gamers will soon be able to experience it in the next few months. Also, they have released some benchmark demos where you can see this technology live in action.

How Does DLSS Improve Graphics?

The DLSS does the same job as an “anti-aliasing” process but it works differently and provides much better details without putting much stress on the GPU. It basically upscales certain elements and makes the game look like its running on a higher resolution but in reality it takes its source from a lower resolution and intelligently takes information from multiple frames. This means that you can run the game on 1440p and turn this setting on to make it look like its running on 4K resolution. So now can enjoy 4K experience and get better performance too.

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Final Thoughts:

This technology is currently in its early stages and no games support it as for now but testing it out in demos we can clearly see that it drastically improves the visuals and make it look like its running at a higher resolution while providing up to 30% boost in performance. We can not surely say that it would perform the same in real dynamic gaming scenario cause it is possible that Nvidia might have optimized their demo for marketing purposes, we will have to wait for a while to test out this technology in games to know its actual potential. Stay tuned with us to get more information about it and if you have any queries then make sure to drop down a comment below.

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