Nvidia has confirmed that its third-generation supersampling tech, DLSS, will be available exclusively on its recently-announced RTX 40 series of desktop graphics cards.
Nvidia notes that DLSS 3 is exclusive to its just-announced RTX 40 series due to the hardware needed to run the next iteration of its supersampling tech.
“DLSS 3 is powered by the new fourth-generation Tensor Cores and Optical Flow Accelerator of the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, which powers GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards,” Nvidia explains in the blog post.
During the GTC 2022 keynote, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang went into detail about DLSS 3, which he claims can boost performance by up to four times compared to simply rendering at native resolution. As a quick refresher, DLSS is a supersampling tech that uses machine learning to make PCs with an RTX graphics card work smarter, not harder, by providing a performance boost to get a higher FPS in a supported game without having to upgrade their machines.
In a separate blog post, Nvidia confirmed the first handful of games that will support DLSS 3. This includes already-released titles such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Microsoft Flight Simulator, two games Nvidia demoed with the new iteration of DLSS in its GTC keynote today. In addition to upcoming titles such as A Plague Tale: Requiem, Hogwarts Legacy, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chornobyl.
DLSS 3 was one of many announcements from the GTC 2022 keynote. Other noteworthy announcements include an RTX-enhanced version of Portal, which is coming this November, in addition to the RTX 40-series graphics cards, which currently consist of the RTX 4090 and two different RTX 3080 graphics cards. If you want to see everything that was announced today, check out our roundup highlighting all of the announcements from the keynote.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.