GeForce update brings DLSS to VR and a fresh crop of games

It’d be easy to overlook the most recent update for NVIDIA cards in a sea of updates and support for new games, but let’s put on the brakes and see why the May update is a big one.  For the first time we see DLSS being brought to virtual reality.  VR is very dependent on having a stable high framerate, and with this May update, we can now take advantage of the “free” frames provided by deep learning super sampling.  Right out of the gate, three games will get the attention:

  • No Man’s Sky: When playing No Man’s Sky in VR mode, DLSS doubles your VR performance at the Ultra graphics preset and maintains 90 FPS on an Oculus Quest 2 with a GeForce RTX 3080.
  • Wrench: Ray-tracing and DLSS comes to VR in today’s update. DLSS boosts performance by up to 80% for this mechanic sim, making it possible to enable ray-traced effects for both its desktop and virtual reality modes
  • Into The Radius: With NVIDIA DLSS in the Virtual Reality survival shooter, players will discover a noticeable improvement to anti-aliasing, which greatly reduces shimmering and stair-stepping on objects and foliage, further enhancing image quality and immersion.
No Man’s Sky | 4K NVIDIA DLSS Comparison

With this support rolling out wide, we should see updates from VR developers to take advantage of the tech, and new games should start shipping with DLSS baked right in.  I can’t overstate just how important this is to the VR space.

Naturally, the NVIDIA team continues to roll out DLSS to more games, including the updated Metro Exocus PC Enhanced Edition and Everspace 2, bringing the number above 50.

  • AMID EVIL: Much loved retro shooter updates today, adding ray-traced effects and NVIDIA DLSS, which amps up performance by 2.7X at 4K with ray tracing enabled.
  • Aron’s Adventure: Action-adventure RPG recently added NVIDIA DLSS using our Unreal Engine 4 DLSS plugin, and players saw performance leap by up to 60% enabling every GeForce RTX GPU to run the beautiful title at over 60 FPS at 4K.
  • Everspace 2: Early Access space RPG-shooter will be updated today with support for DLSS, increasing performance by up to 80%.
  • Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition: 4A Games’ Metro Exodus update launched earlier this month with DLSS, increasing frame rates by up to 2X, turning GeForce RTX GPUs into 4K powerhouses in Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition.
  • No Man’s Sky: An upcoming update adds NVIDIA DLSS for desktop and virtual reality gaming, boosting performance in desktop mode by up to 70% at 4K, substantially improving the smoothness and responsiveness of gameplay, giving GeForce RTX gamers a better overall experience.
  • Redout: Space Assault: The space shooter adds NVIDIA DLSS and ray-traced effects today in a new update, for a more immersive experience.
  • Scavengers: Free-to-play shooter launched earlier this month with NVIDIA DLSS, boosting performance for GeForce RTX gamers by up to 40%, enabling GeForce gamers to max out the game’s graphics and play at over 60+ FPS across all GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs.
  • Wrench: Mechanic sim adds ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS, doubling desktop performance at 4K.

This update also brings improvements to freshly launched titles that are likely on your radar:

  • Knockout City
  • Days Gone
  • Hood: Outlaws & Legends
  • Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition
  • Ranch Simulator
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Total War: Rome Remastered
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition with RTX | Available Now!

Look for an in-depth look at Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition and Resident Evil Village’s PC port soon, and check out David’s hands-on with Days Gone.

You can download the most recent Game Ready driver right here, or via the GeForce Experience.


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