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Older NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs might get DLSS 3 support

NVIDIA DLSS 3 on and off in Cyberpunk 2077 (Source: Wccftech)
NVIDIA DLSS 3 on and off in Cyberpunk 2077 (Source: Wccftech)
Although DLSS 3 will be exclusive to the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 series, it might become compatible with the RTX 2000 and 3000 series in the future. However, if this happens, those older cards won't get the same benefits as the RTX 4000 (or later) when running DLSS 3-enabled games.

With more than 30 titles already supported, NVIDIA DLSS 3 promises impressive performance gains of up to four times. DLSS 3 takes advantage of the optical flow accelerator, which has been available since Turing. However, this major improvement seems restricted to the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 series.

According to NVIDIA Vice President of Applied Deep Learning Research Bryan Catanzaro, the aforementioned optical flow accelerator "is significantly faster and higher quality in Ada, and we rely on it for DLSS 3." He also implied that RTX 2000 and 3000 series video cards could get support for DLSS 3. Unfortunately, he added that, in this case, the games that use DLSS 3 would feel laggy, with bad image quality, and without a noticeable FPS boost.

While the above should be taken with a grain of salt, NVIDIA has already confirmed that DLSS 3 titles will feature DLSS 2 + Reflex support for GeForce RTX 2000 and 3000 video cards. 

The GeForce RTX 4000 series should hit the market next month, when the RTX 4090 is scheduled to become available for US$1,599 (US$100 more than the launch price of its predecessor, the RTX 3090). The RTX 4080 will come in two memory versions, namely 12 GB (US$899) and 16 GB (US$1,199). The unconfirmed prices of the RTX 4060 and RTX 4070 are US$330 and US$500.  

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Brian Catanzaro (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2022-09-21 (Update: 2022-09-21)