NVIDIA preparing Ultra Quality mode for DLSS, version spotted

Published: Jun 30th 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
8192×4320 (8K)3840×2160 (4K)2560×14401920×1080
NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling
Ultra Quality??????????
Ultra Performance33.3%3.00x273114401280720853480640360
AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution
Ultra Quality 77.0%1.30x6302332329541662197011081970831

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

NVIDIA DLSS vs vs, Source: Alexander Battaglia

Source: u/Reinhardovich Reddit, Alexander Battaglia

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