What Is DLSS And Should You Use It?

تم نشره في 2020/11/26
Heard of DLSS but not sure what it is? Watch this video to learn all about it and why it's great for running games on 4K displays.
If you’re a PC gamer you might have noticed a new setting popping up in your games as of late, DLSS. And because you clicked on this video then you probably saw that setting and went, “I don’t know what that is. Should I turn it on? What does it do?” Well that’s what we're gonna answer for you.
The above video explains how DLSS works for your PC, and how games like Cyberpunk 2077, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Watch Dogs: Legion utilize it.

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  • It took a much smaller video to made me understand DLSS now I'm back her rewatching this and I feel so dumb. Now I can't wait to adjust my settings! DLSS is really a game changer!

  • This video felt like 20 minutes wtf

  • This seems too good to be true. More quality *and* more FPS? There has to be a catch.

    • That catch is probability, and that is what AI is based on.

  • This doesn't really clear everything up. Like if I usually set my games to native resolution (1440p) and then turn DLSS on, is it upscaling from a lower res up to 1440p to give me those extra frames? What if my card can already do 1440p at a good framerate, what is it doing then? Does it turn itself off dynamically, or does it upscale to an even higher resolution to further sharpen the image? This video doesn't really give much insight.

  • Anyone watched this with headphones? Theres this weird "wet sound" while the guy is talking. I thought it was the song at first. Super weird.

    • Lol , first I didn't noticed but after seeing ur comment I can't see this video bcoz of that wet sound ...... Yuk 🤢

  • i got from 50fps to 80fps so yeahh.... its pretty damn good

  • its basically render the game in lower resolution graphic setting such as 1080p and enhance it/upscaling it to look similiar to native 4k

  • FINALLY MY PS1 CAN GET MORE THAN 30 FPS!!!

  • It's not magic? It's free fps, that's magic in my book

  • HUGE

  • what is the game at 1:44 2:34 3:50 ?

    • Metro

  • İ need to understand it better, lets say i have a 1440p monitor but my game doesnt give me smooth fps, so what if i change the res of the game to 1080p and enable DLSS ? Does that make the game run smoother because of 1080p but still sharp because of DLSS sampling ?

  • why is it called super sampling if it's an upscaler? it's taking a low res image and *upscaling* it. Super sampling is when you take a large res image and *downscale* it.

  • THOUSANDTH LIKE !!

  • Good god take a drink of water, all I can hear are your weird mouth spit sounds. 0/10 hydration, lay off the adderal.

  • So on your 4k TV you would set the game to run at 1440p resolution but dlss to 4k?

  • Is this impressive?

  • I've been playing Metro all this time without DLSS thinking it was gonna lower my performance lololol

  • if my monitor is 1080p should i even use dlss?

  • with a GTX 1650 can I use DLSS?

    • Nope, only RTX 20/30 series

  • Ok I’m a little slow and a simple yes or no please. If I play cyberpunk on my 4K tv with an Rtx 2080 ti, am I better setting my game resolution to 1440p to get the best use out of dlss set on auto or am I better to have native 4K with dlss set on ultra performance? Either way I achieve 60fps but really can’t mentally capture what looks better or if it’s taking advantage of this thing

  • "cries in 1050 mobile 4gb vram"

    • @Cal acer vx-15 around 45k php(just covert it wherever you live) which is way rip off because electronics here in Philippines is goddamn expensive for price of 45k I get i5 7th gen 4g ram and 1050 4gb vram I've learn from my mistake to buy a pc and build your own.

    • God I relate, what system do you use?

  • Soooooooooooo.... What is the difference then between dlss and the "resolution scale" settings offered in some games...? Sounds to me like they're the same no?

    • No, DLSS use AI to upscale so it looks basically as good as the target. Resolution scale doesn't and looks like shit.

  • I think you meant to say the game could be running at lower resolution but DLSS supersamples it to 4k on the monitor. The resverse doesn't make any sense. Why would I run a game internally at 4k, with a monitor only capable of 1080p.

    • That can actually improve image quality though at huge costs obviously. But sometimes the game is so easy to run that it makes sense and you have spare performance.

  • so i cannot use DLSS on a 1050? HOW TF AM I GONNA RUN CYBERPUNK 2077??? Im doomed, ima just give up

  • Very simple and informative. Thank you.

  • So basically in the upcoming years DLSS will help graphics cards live longer on newer games got it

  • dlss 2.0 is just too damn good i hope all upcoming pc games supports this feature

  • i have a 1080p monitor so will it play the game in 720p and upscale it to 1080p??

  • Console Gamers: Woah, We dont do that here

  • I have a 1080p monitor but its 240hz will this still help me get extra frames or is it specifically made for 2k / 4k scaling?

    • @DKGaming Thankyou

    • Doing extra research it still will increase fps at 1080p if any1 else is wondering.

  • Still stuck on the GTX 900 Series (GTX950) Maybe is time to upgrade?

    • 970 here and yeah, it's time to upgrade xD

  • Agh I can't stand hearing your wet mouth noises throughout the video.

  • wel am a gamer for over 25 years, have a 2080ti and i7 9700k.... NEVER did i came across dlss or ray tracing?????i- is this a hoax or wtf? I play very demanding games. squad, hell let loose, post scriptum, digital combat simulator. And now I have a new super race wheel so I think I see some DSLL or RAY TRACING there.. NOPE NOTHING!!

  • Imagine a world in which 8K is the standard.. *imagine.* Only 11% of people use anything above 1080P according to the Steam survey for 2020 lol. can't wait to be apart of the minority when it comes to that department, should be getting my 1440P monitor next week. first time using a 144HZ monitor.. will be wonderful to see on my 3080. also, *Cyberpunk.* got 2 days off work to play that and I can't wait! ... imagine them delaying it. *imagine.* ;)

  • Does amd Radeon have something similar to this?

  • Ray tracing isn't exclusive to nvidia though? That's misinformation.

    • @TheKHfan358over3d well no, ray tracing depends on the engine. Whether direct x 12, or Vulcan. But there's also 3rd party ray tracing like the PGTI plugin for Minecraft. Nvidia just has a specific bridge on the chip that dedicated itself to rendering that stuff, doesn't mean older/amd graphics cards can't render it. They just have a relatively tougher time.

    • well... in terms of ray tracing there's going to be 2 different standards, Nvidia's own Raytracing and soon AMD's raytracing... which is gonna be stupid. I'm just gonna say it, it's stupid

  • My GTX 1050 says Hi :-)

  • Does DLSS work for 1080p?

  • Unfortunately in 3440x1440p DLSS 1000% blurs the image quality. Using it in Black Ops Cold war on the quality setting, maxed out with RT off AND using Nvidia game filters to sharpen, remove some film grain and make the color pop. The gains are very real but the image quality is noticeable less crisp than turning it off and using AA on ultra with the same sharpening filters etc. So no, even DLSS 2.0 lowers image quality. It is so obvious idk how anyone can argue otherwise.

    • I use ReShade's shapren presets playing Death Stranding with dlss enabled at 21:9, it looks pretty solid. Buuuut, yeah hopefully that this won't be the case for CP2077.

  • 💪

  • Just go to Digital Foundry and watch their DLSS 2.0 videos. Not because this video is bad but because they just go super in depth and know exactly what they're talking about.

  • It's a result of the pointless craze to increase resolutions on monitors/TVs. And it will be used mostly by people who pay $400-700 for a GPU and then go and buy a $2000 TV.

    • Pfft, my Rtx 2080 Ti cost double the price of my 50" 4k Tv.....you got it wrong.

    • Uh no. Learn and then speak kido

  • Cries 1070 tears. Flipping over every rock I see to try and find a 3080

    • @Cameryn Those are sold out as well. So they probably just jumped on what they could get their hands on.

    • @Kodi People are idiotic.. don't they know they could've gotten a 3090 for that price..

    • Same boat, actually have gotten 2 3080s but couldn't justify keeping them when someone agreed to buy for $1,700 each. Profits upgraded my little bro's whole system and cover my 3080 in a couple of months.

    • ...I'm on a radeon hd 6450 for like 4-5 years now.

    • 1070 user here too, well, was. After two months of backorder I got a 3080. Goodluck!

  • Dlss is in the series X

    • @Bry Alrighty another one 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Lmao, Series X is AMD.. has nothing to do with DLSS.

    • No it's not. DlSS is nvidia only Tech.

  • maybe it's just me but it seems dls is better, more crips

  • Console manufacturers should be investing sooo much in this. Especially nintendo.

    • @OMEGA Nintendo uses Nvidia.

    • Haha console use shitty amd

    • You'd think perhaps the next custom chip nvidia makes nintendo for the Switch Pro might actually introduce DLSS for the system. We could potentially see 4k images for TV, and full 1080p for portable.

    • @Sam Adams They would need to add their tensor cores. It's possible

    • @Sir Derty Nintendo uses an Nvidia tegra. I would think it’s possible that nvidia could build some kind of DLSS (to a smaller degree) into the next switch hardware.

  • How about its impact on VR? Positive, negative, or neutral?

    • @Sir Derty Thanks for the reply. I got a lot to think about. 16gb VRAM or DLSS. One thing I do have is time.

    • increases frame rates for VR. It uses its own hardware built in to enhance frame rates with DLSS hardware, amd radeon uses aoftware so its slower and not as good

  • DLSS ... Deep Learning Super Sampling Simply, this is essentially like how some PS4 games upscaled to 4K. It looks prettier but it's not native resolution. Honestly, I think native resolution is best, and for gaming fps is more important than things like resolution when it comes to technical aspects of games.

    • That's not what the PS4 or even PS5 or XBX does. They use checkerboarding... They only render 1/2 the pixels and guess what the ones in between look like... This uses AI to learn what the pixels will be.

  • Thanks Gamespot love these easy explainable vids on these tech jargon stuff. I want to go see if Quake 2 RTX has a DLSS setting to have a higher frame rate :)

  • everyone talking about 4k. how about 1080p? is there any advantage to using it on 1080p? can i even use it on 1080p? does it boost fps?

    • Maybe? If you upped it from 480p. But it might be heavily cpu bound.. So you might get less fps? Again, maybe.. Lol

  • Basically: enable for free fps

    • it's basically "play your 4k games at 720p upscaled using marketing mumble jumble"

    • @Sir Derty how and what site

    • Ooooohhhh so that’s why nvidia only put it on their new expensive cards

    • @Sir Derty 3060 Ti is available on stock in germany already. Honestly no need to buy an 3070 for 5% to 10% more speed.

    • @PatsliTV prob scalping tbh, mabe having some for some friends

  • So, DLSS upscales a base resolution to a higher target resolution. But how do you determine the base resolution it uses internaly if the target is, let's say, 4k ?

    • It's usually half resolution, or a 4x multiplier. So half the resolution of 4k (2160p) is 1080p. But it doesn't _just_ upscale. It utilizes various techniques in its algorithm to try to reproduce the image at the higher resolution without a noticeable loss in image quality. At least DLSS 2.0 does.. DLSS 1.9 and earlier are a fairly blurry mess.

    • its always the half of the target. so for 1440p its 720p and 1080p its 540p. sounds low yes but the image quality is even better than native. its fucking magic.

  • Should I put it on for Cold War multiplayer ?

  • What car is that in the thumbnail?

  • Fantastic 👏😄

  • It's still confusing for me. For example, if I play at 1440p Ultra with RTX and DLSS on, what resolution is it downsampling from?

    • Ignore Daniel Chamoun, he's not very bright. Image quality has a negligible difference. DLSS doesn't downsample, it actually upscales utilizing AI tensor cores found in your RTX GPU based on an algorithm produced through machine learning. It utilized various techniques to produce an image on par with a higher resolution, without requiring that resolution's native pixel count. For instance, if you've set DLSS to 1440p, it actually takes a 720p image and utilizes these techniques to produce a quality 1440p image on your monitor. This is why you gain frames.. it's technically a 720p image reproduced to be 1440p using AI, so you're getting a similar FPS to if you were playing 720p natively, but you're seeing a nice crisp 1440p image. And if you've got DLSS at 4k, it's taking a 1080p image and doing the same thing. Reproducing it via its algorithm to match the look of a 4k image by figuring out what the missing pixel information _should_ look like at 4k. But since it was originally a 1080p image, you're gaining FPS than if you were playing in native 4k. In many instances, the image produced by DLSS can actually produce a sharper image than native.

    • @MrWhite image quality is definitely not better than native. It's more blurry. Literally swapping back and forth on black ops cold war right now.

    • yeah ive thought about this too, but does it really matter because you cant tell the difference? even if its not "native" 1440p but because of DLSS magic the image is as good or even better, what does it matter? edit: i just looked it up and its always the half of the target. so for 1440p its 720p and 1080p its 540p. sounds low but the image quality is even better than native. this is some weird ass magic from nvidia.

  • it's basically real time AI upscaling. you can use this to get higher resolution with less performance loss, however combine that with the DSR function and you get a really good anti aliasing solution. (fun fact: DLSS was originally pitched as an Anti Aliasing solution)

    • @Yakan Da Boiz pretty sure every game that supports DLSS supports DSR. you just have to enable DSR in the Nvidia control panel, DSR is just a resolution trick that enables a user to run a higher resolution than their display then have that higher resolution downscaled to match their display for Anti Aliasing purposes (for example using 4x DSR on 1080p monitor would have the user run 4k and have that 4k downscaled to 1080p for anti aliasing.) essentially DSR is just running a higher resolution than your display and having the GPU downscale back down to match your display's resolution.

    • Any games support both DSR and DLSS?

  • 8k won't become more prominent any time soon don't worry.

    • @GunStreets No it's not. It currently like 4k was in 2013.... There are a few units out there... But almost nothing supports it/is capable of running it decently.

    • @GunStreets definitely isn't. Tell me more about your 8K content providers

  • I just realized that DLSS is a wrong name, that sounds better for marketing. DLSS doesn't do Super Sampling. It just does upscaling. So it should be called DLU. But I guess that saying that your technology is about super sampling brings better feeling that saying it is upscaling.

    • @Jesús Urrabieta .... Do you know what DSR is? do you? because it's a really useful feature of Nvidia's control panel. and how you can still use DLSS as super sampling.

    • @TheKHfan358over3d how is it super sampling? Ya have a lower base res and infere a higher res from that... There is absolutely no SS there...

    • @Jesús Urrabieta well it can still be used as Super Sampling as the "SS" in "DLSS" implies so no I do not believe it's misleading, it's a dual purpose tool.

    • @TheKHfan358over3d it does, in some cases, not all. But again... This post is not about the tech itself... It about its naming :P

    • @Jesús Urrabieta well it went from anti aliasing to just full on upscaling, and either way it does achieve a better look than native resolution.

  • I have rtx 2070s and i have tried dlss only on metro exodus and didn't like it at all. While the fps went up the image became very blurry and for me unplayable. So i reverted to non-dlss. Cant understand why you mentioned exodus as a dlss example game.

    • @Explicit Tech no its not 2.0

    • @Denril DLSS 2.0 is the shit. other DLSS are blurry messes.

    • @Explicit Tech i dont know for sure. But if it does use dlss 1 it shouldnt be advised as a well implemented dlss solution.

    • Does that game use DLSS 1.0?

  • I have 4k tv but not powerful pc I am thinking of buying console but I dont have good enough information how will I able buy games at decent price since I am customer of steam

    • @Mike Held I actually did not know that 4k tvs are actually 50Hz default... I just found that out yesterday when I happened to buy one for myself :))) I was used to the idea that 95% of tvs out there are 30 Hz... apparently times change. I like this change :D but now I feel old... On streaming services I agree you do get higher than 1080p on some subscriptions but most smart tvs have them integrated so you don't need a console for that.

    • @Big C I highly doubt any modern 4k tv is 30hz. They are all 60hz minimum. And who watches regular tv anymore? All the streaming services offer 4k content.

    • @Geegee bosley well unfortunately I have a old gaming laptop so I have to build a pc for myself currently pc hardware are very expensive due to covid I think I will have to wait for a year I guess and I have 143 games on steam

    • @Gameplay If you already have the TV and you have some form of PC it might just be worth upgrading the PC... The initial cost will be larger, but over time it almost always ends up being cheaper (unless you don't play online and only get a couple of games a year)... no Online fees, cheaper games, less expensive expansion options... Hell even if we assume this gen of consoles only lasts 5 years. That's $250 to just get online access for consoles. That's the price of a mid range GPU.

    • @Big C thanks for your information and my tv is 60hz and I can play games at 60 fps yeah game deals are very crucial I think I have to save money for gaming pc then

  • TLDW: It's magic and yes 😅

  • Hello mandame un saludo

  • Too bad PS5 doesn't support DLSS.

  • Now ask the devs to implement it in all games on PC and consoles, not just in the 5 games that currently have that option.

    • @Crash Gaming AMD will do something soon. They're too big of a company just to overlook this.

    • @VoltSh0ck Yes, true. But AMD does working on something similar, but it will take time. Cause if they don't, and all the games will have DLSS implemented, they are done.

    • @Crash Gaming AMD's technology is NOT using the AI technology Nvidia is using for DLSS. Even if they create something similar it won't reach or catch up to Nvidia's solution anytime soon. On top of that, Nvidia is investing heavily into the AI Tech field and by the time AMD has something to offer, Nvidia will be far ahead of the game.

    • @Muhammad uh it will come to consoles... just Nintendo's consoles because they're the only ones using Nvidia.

    • Alot more than 5 games lol

  • Would be cool if tvs eventually had this

  • If it is DLSS 2.0 then yes definitely enable it, especially in single player titles, it is basically free FPS.

    • @Johnny Davis LMAOOO

    • @Johnny Davis with decent graphics yes. its not that uncommon actually. red dead redemption 2 and AC valhalla neither run ultra 60fps even on 1080p.

    • @MrWhite so you have a rtx 2080 gaming at 1080p and you thought you wouldn’t hit 60fps? Lool

    • @Seth Sainz It's the first wave of games with DLSS that have version 1. I doubt they will get updated. All DLSS games going forward will have 2.0 or whatever may come after.

    • @Safetytrousers which is kind of dumb tbh, but hopefully they get update soon, and hopefully more games begin to have dlss 2.0 implemented.

  • I wonder if the ps5 and XBSX use the same technique to achieve "4k" graphics.

    • @JD It's "up to 4k". They are not technically lying but it is disingenuous IMO. It's like saying a car can reach 100MPH but only downhill.

    • Consoles use dynamic resolution and checkerboard rendering.

    • PS5 and XBSX use dynamic resolution to achieve "4k" graphics which means that if nothing moves on the screen the load is small on the components and you get a crisp, true 4k image. The moment you move something on screen it goes down fast... sometimes as low as 720p on modern titles. The logic used is that if things are moving you won't have time to notice the huge dip in resolution.

    • PS5 doesn't support DLSS.

  • I ordered a 3080 but I hope amd catch up in dlss and rt soon so the next gen of gpus make even larger strides forward.

  • In a many cases DLSS looks better than native 4k. Death stranding is a very good example of this. DF did a great video on this. Truth be told you should always keep DLSS on, the extra frames are worth it and upsampling to 4k is near indistinguishable from the native stuff unless you’re really trying hard to find a difference. If you’re actually playing the game and not pixel peeping, it’ll be more than fine! Plus, upsampling is exactly how the new consoles are rendering at 4k.

    • @Cross country mechanical but they used Death Stranding on the PC and chose the game based on the engine I think. Also they try to be straight up saying things like the tools are newer in Xbox, Sony using similar architecture in both PS4/5 development. All the bigger media has Sony bias, most people just enjoy gaming.

    • @Cross country mechanical how does Sony figure in to this? :/ both consoles upsample.. they’re def not the end all be all, which I can agree to, but some of their content is informative for sure. LTT has similar results too about how good upsampling/DLSS looks.

  • note: ANY version of DLSS apart from 2.0 is BLURRY MESS. ONLY enable DLSS IF it's 2.0 and up.

    • 2.0 is also blurry when i move though

    • @User 5748 if your game released in April 2020 or later, it probably has DLSS 2.0 Some older games got updated to DLSS 2.0 but others are stuck at DLSS 1.9 like Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

    • if you're using versions older than 2.0 DLSS, you might as well use it with DSR for anti aliasing.

    • @User 5748 It doesn't matter if it looks fine to you.

    • All the new games have this... look at all the amd fanboy console kids liking with 0 clue 😂

  • Shame it's not in Warzone. Hopefully soon tho.

    • @Sir Derty cold war has Dlss

    • cod is for console kids and hence made with amd Radeon, not nvidia anymore

    • It will be I think when treyarc takes over they like adding extra features infinite warefare cares more about detail

  • RT and DLSS is why I wanted Nvidia GPU. 6800 is great, but ony in raster rendering. Their RT performance is still half of NVIDIA able to do and without something like DLSS yet, its made me hard to choose AMD

    • DLSS and DEFINITELY RAY TRACING is way superior for nvidia 2000 and 3000 rtx cards.. i did weeks of research and compared visually, amd is way behind nvidia for new games

    • Its not bad in Ray tracing in every game. (At least dirt 5 runs better). The fact is most of raytraced games are based on Nvidias tech. But dlss is really great. Rx 6000 should have Their own version of dlss instead of ray tracing.

  • I was wondering what this was all about!

  • DLSS is a lifeguard for PC gaming

    • It'l probably be the same story with the Nintendo Switch 2. (or whatever nintendo names their next system) because Nintendo's consoles seem to be the only one using Nvidia hardware

    • @Sir Derty you must be on the spectrum huh

    • Not really, its a frame rate booster for very detailed and properly coded games

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