CES 2020 | NVIDIA announces new Game Ready driver with VRSS, Wolfenstein: Youngblood to receive a major RTX update
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After introducing the world's first 360 Hz G-Sync monitor earlier today, NVIDIA has a few more goodies in store for gamers at CES 2020, which include new LG G-Sync compatible OLED TVs, a new Game Ready driver, and announcement of RTX support for Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
First up is LG's bevy of OLED TVs for 2020 all of which support G-Sync for smooth frame rates. LG is announcing a total of 12 new G-Sync compatible TVs ranging from 48-inches to a massive 88-inches. More information about these new TVs will be available soon. On the monitor side, Acer and Asus have announced new G-Sync Ultimate Mini LED displays. The Acer Predator X32 and Asus PG32UQX are 4K 144 Hz monitors that feature 1,152 dimming zones and a 1,400-nit brightness.
Today, NVIDIA is also releasing a new Game Ready driver with a host of new features. These include:
- A new Max Frame Rate setting in the NVIDIA Control Panel to help save power, reduce system latency, and more.
- A Variable Rate Super Sampling (VRSS) feature that uses Turing’s Variable Rate Shading to improve image quality in VR games
- A new Freestyle splitscreen filter lets you showcase screenshots or videos in a side-by-side or even a blended fashion.
- An update to the Image Sharpening filter that lets users enable GPU scaling without image sharpening, and even supports custom resolutions.
- Support for an additional 8 G-SYNC Compatible displays. Adding these to the previously mentioned 2020 LG OLED TVs brings the total number of G-SYNC Compatible displays to 90.
VRSS basically decouples shading rate from resolution enabling users to increase or decrease image quality in different regions of the frame. The user can, therefore, improve the image in a foveated manner with the center of the frame having a higher shading rate compared to the periphery that is processed at a normal shading rate. This helps improve image quality where it matters the most while preserving the 90 Hz frame rates in VR.
NVIDIA said that more RTX titles can be expected in 2020. Deliver Us the Moon has already received an RTX update in December with support for ray traced shadows, reflections, and DLSS while Wolfenstein: Youngblood is all set to receive an RTX update this week adding ray traced reflections and DLSS support.
Popular creative apps such as Autodesk Arnold, Adobe Dimension, Adobe Premiere Pro, Blender, and Chaos V-Ray have all received RTX support. Users who purchase a qualifying RTX Studio system starting January 13 stand to receive a free 3-month Adobe Creative Cloud subscription worth US$238.47.
NVIDIA Press Release