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Nioh 2 finally gets its DLSS 2.0 patch post-launch, enabling playable 4K framerates on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 on up

Nioh 2’s DLSS 2.0 update will offer significant performance headroom without an image quality cutback (Image source: Koei Tecmo
Nioh 2’s DLSS 2.0 update will offer significant performance headroom without an image quality cutback (Image source: Koei Tecmo
Koei Tecmo’s Souls-like finally received some PC love with the addition of DLSS 2.0 support. While cards like the GeForce RTX 3080 were already capable of hitting 4K/60, DLSS 2.0 opens up that possibility to a wider range of RTX cards.
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Nioh 2 recently received patch 1.26 which, among other tweaks, added in the DLSS 2.0 support that was promised prior to the game’s launch. The “masocore” Souls-like arrived on PC earlier this month with minimal graphics options and a relatively intensive performance profile. 

Without DLSS 2.0, cards like the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 deliver a framerate in the mid-50s, with drops below in scenes with intense particle effects. Only the GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3090, and the RX 6800/6900 XT were capable of delivering a playable 4K/60 experience. 

It’s interesting to note that, in this case, DLSS 2.0 actually increases image quality significantly. The game initially shipped with no anti-aliasing at all, which meant jaggies were visible, even on 4K panels. DLSS 2.0 almost completely eliminates anti-aliasing and, at least in Quality mode, delivers a core image that’s as good as native. 

With DLSS 2.0, however, that list of cards has increased substantially. We expect everything from the GeForce RTX 2060 onwards to hand in playable 4K framerates. The timing of this post-launch DLSS 2.0 patch in interesting considering that NVIDIA recently dropped a DLSS plugin in the Unreal Marketplace, making it significantly easier for developers to incorporate the AI-based supersampling technique into games on the Unreal engine. With 9th-gen titles set to punish GPUs - whether or not ray-tracing’s enabled - DLSS 2.0 (and AMD’s upcoming equivalent) could allow today’s GPUs to remain competitive in the years to come. 

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I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. Apart from working as an editor at Notebookcheck, I write for outlets including TechSpot and Gamingbolt. I’m the Director of Content at Flying V Group, one of the top 5 digital marketing agencies in Orange County. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-02-19 (Update: 2021-02-21)