Nvidia and Rockstar Games have good news for hardware owners GeForce RTX: Red Dead Redemption 2 is preparing DLSS support to improve performance in a future update.
DLSS, short for Deep Learning Super Sampling, is the second best way to increase frame rate in games. The first, of course, is to invest in a new graphics card. However, the current situation is that buying a GPU is not a viable option for many people.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has two years on PC (it was released in November 2019), but it’s still one popular game. It is also relatively demanding. We had developed a Red Dead Redemption 2 setup guide to get the most out of the game, but unless you have a higher-end GPU, you may be tied to low / low quality settings to get about 60 frames per second consistent .
This is where the latest version of DLSS (v2) can help you. Nvidia's AI-based scaling scheme can dramatically improve the performance of games compatible with GeForce RTX hardware, and unlike the initial implementation, images are not usually blurred or degraded when activated.
Nvidia did not say exactly when R2D2 will get DLSS support, only that it is "coming soon"Our best guess is the next GPU driver update, but we'll have to wait and see.
Of course, this doesn’t mean much to Radeon GPU hardware owners. However, that will start to change this June, when AMD's open source FidelityFX Super Resolution technology arrives. FSR is AMD's answer to DLSS, although the list of compatible games at first will be relatively small.
In any case, given the lack of GPUs, it’s nice to see both Nvidia and AMD focusing on scaling-up techniques to improve software performance, at no additional cost to gamers.