This instrument enables you to simply improve a recreation’s DLSS model

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DLSS Swapper makes trying out different DLSS version that much easier.

(Picture credit score: Brad Moore)

Nvidia DLSS 2.0 is without doubt one of the neatest options to return out of the inexperienced group, delivering increased framerates with no main discount in visible high quality. It does not at all times work completely, and there have been a few situations the place it is prompted artefacts—the moire impact has popped up in Loss of life Stranding, and temporal flickering has been noticed in Cyberpunk 2077 at instances—however Nvidia is continually beavering away bettering issues. With every recreation launch, DLSS picture high quality and efficiency appear to enhance slightly. 

The factor is, video games which are already out do not at all times get an replace each single time a brand new, subtly totally different model of DLSS is launched for a brand new recreation. With the discharge of DLSS 2.0, nevertheless, issues are altering. 

With DLSS 2.0, Nvidia has moved to a extra generic, much less game-specific mannequin. Which means you can probably drop a more moderen model of the DLSS library right into a recreation and profit from the newest tweaks. There are exceptions, and a few video games work higher with particular DLSS variations or do not work in any respect with newer variations, however in some instances you possibly can improve a recreation’s DLSS help.

TechPowerUp has produced a DLSS database that incorporates a choice of the newest DLSS variations. These are literally simply the nvngx_dlss.dll information that ship with the varied video games. To vary to a unique model, you merely want to repeat the brand new nvngx_dlss.dll file over your authentic one (after backing it up first, after all) and boot the sport to see if it makes a distinction. 

I swapped the DLSS file on Cyberpunk 2077 a few months in the past, again when the newest DLSS library was hosted on Nexus Mods, and whereas I did not see any enhancements, it did not appear to make issues any worse, both.

My #dlss swapper instrument is lastly coming collectively. Simply have to make it confirm dll hashes for a contact of safety and I am going to most likely go full ship on it. (ping @Dachsjaeger) pic.twitter.com/Fesco4ybKhAugust 18, 2021

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There’s an issue right here after all, and that’s that there are a great deal of totally different DLSS variations to kind by means of. Managing all these totally different variations is a little bit of a chore, at the very least it was till Brad Moore developed DLSS Swapper, a instrument that makes attempting totally different DLSS variations that little bit simpler. It presents your put in video games that help DLSS and allows you to swap DLSS variations utilizing the TechPowerUp DLSS database. 

The one downside proper now’s that it’s important to compile DLSS Swapper your self, as Brad has solely shared the supply code for the undertaking on Github. Compiling it your self is not too exhausting, however if you cannot be bothered with such issues, an executable might rock up quickly sufficient. I like to recommend following Brad’s Twitter account for updates. 

Alan Dexter

Alan has been writing about PC tech since earlier than 3D graphics playing cards existed, and nonetheless vividly recollects having to combat with MS-DOS simply to get video games to load. He fondly remembers the killer combo of a Matrox Millenium and 3dfx Voodoo, and seeing Lara Croft in 3D for the primary time. He is very glad {hardware} has superior as a lot because it has although, and is especially comfortable when placing the newest M.2 NVMe SSDs, AMD processors, and laptops by means of their paces. He has a long-lasting Magic: The Gathering obsession however limits this to MTG Area lately.