Rainbow Six Siege was recently updated to work with the latest version of Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling technology, DLSS 2.2. Interestingly, it doesn’t seem like you need to wait for the developer to add the latest files to the game, as you can grab the Rainbow Six Siege “database” file and use it in other DLSS-enabled games.
Then you should get the seemingly limited benefits of DLSS 2.2 without having to wait for an annoying update, which is exactly what happened with Cyberpunk 2077 (via PCGamesN.)
Go to Nexus Mods and you can download the necessary file (you will need an account to do this) and get the benefits that this new version of DLSS offers. This is the theory at least, in practice you will be very forced to detect any difference.
I tried the modification in Cyberpunk 2077, with an RTX 2080 Super at 4K running the balanced DLSS configuration and I couldn't detect any performance improvements or obvious visual improvements.
|DLSS 2.1||DLSS 2.2|
|Cyberpunk 2077 (average)||65.4 fps||66.2 fps|
|Cyberpunk 2077 (1% min)||52.6 fps||54.5 fps|
I ran the same two-minute section three times with the existing DLSS 2.1 file and again with the new DLSS 2.2 file, and saw an average 1 fps difference between the two, although the lows improved a bit. a little more at 2 fps. If we consider that one of the joys of Cyberpunk 2077 is that there are random elements and events that can be triggered when playing, that 1 to 2 fps means basically nothing.
This seems to be the case, but even Nvidia admitted that nothing major should be expected from the DLSS 2.2 update. We spoke with Henry C Lin, DLSS Product Manager, and he told us this:
"Yes, some people have seen and tried it in different titles, and I think it's just a testament that this widespread network can improve over time. It keeps improving, it keeps getting more information and giving good results.
"As for what's new in this release, basically improvements in image quality, it's improving. There's nothing special we want to call it. When it comes to working with developers, everyone has different levels. of cadence when they enter the net to put it in their game, it happens that Rainbow Six got a 2.2 ".
You’d probably better wait for the next official Cyberpunk 2077 patch, instead of entering some siege code, just to see if that unlocks some more tangible improvements to the game. But we wouldn’t necessarily hold our breath.