NVIDIA preparing Ultra Quality mode for DLSS, 2.2.9.0 version spotted

Published: 30th Jun 2021, 18:34 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA DLSS Ultra Quality

Redditor spots a new DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) mode.

The new “Ultra Quality” mode is listed as a placeholder in the UE5 documention. According to the footnotes, it should not be visible to end-users, which implies that the mode is still under development. The best settings currently available in DLSS supported titles is “Quality” mode which renders the game at 66.6% of native resolution (or in other words it upscales the resolution 1.5x times).

NVIDIA DLSS Ultra Quality Mode, Source: u/Reinhardovich

It would seem that Ultra Quality could be a response to AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution, which already offers a setting carrying exactly such a name. In this FSR mode game is rendered at 77% resolution, which could theoretically provide an upper hand to FSR if both technologies were to be compared side by side. Unfortunately though since FSR has been released not a single game has received support for both super-resolution technologies which would allow such a comparison.

AMD FSR vs NVIDIA DLSS Resolutions
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Resolution
Scale
Factor
8192×4320 (8K)3840×2160 (4K)2560×14401920×1080
NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling
Ultra Quality??????????
Quality66.6%1.50x546128802560144017079601280720
Balanced58.0%1.72x475225062227125314858351114626
Performance50.0%2.00x40962160192010801280720960540
Ultra Performance33.3%3.00x273114401280720853480640360
AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution
Ultra Quality 77.0%1.30x6302332329541662197011081970831
Quality66.6%1.50x546128802560144017069601706720
Balanced58.8%1.70x481912702259127015068471129635
Performance50.0%2.00x40962160192010801280720960540

Furthermore, it was discovered that a new version of DLSS is already present in the UE5 engine. Currently, the latest version available in games such as Rainbow Six Siege or Lego Builder’s Journey is DLSS 2.2.6.0. This version has been successfully imported into other games and has been confirmed to provide a better experience by reducing some unwanted artificats. In most cases, it is really as simple as replacing a single DLSS file in the game directory.

A new 2.2.9.0 version hasn’t been thoroughly tested, but a quick comparison has already been shared by Alexander Battaglia from Digital Foundry:

NVIDIA DLSS 2.1.66.0 vs 2.2.6.0 vs 2.2.9.0, Source: Alexander Battaglia

Source: u/Reinhardovich Reddit, Alexander Battaglia




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