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What is Nvidia DLDSR? And how to enable DLDSR

DSDR, FSR, RSR, DSR, how many more initialisms are we going to get confused by

Updated: Dec 8, 2023 11:05 am
What is Nvidia DLDSR? And how to enable DLDSR

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Today we’re going to answer the question: what is Nvidia DLDSR? Well, this AI-aided super sampling feature is basically an upgrade to their older DSR tech. It can be utilized and used together with others such as DLSS to achieve maximum performance without taking a big hit on visual fidelity. Great news now that Nvidia’s RTX 4000 series include DLSS 3 feature combining the features together with Ada cards you can achieve quite the performance increase.

As well as telling everything you need to know about DLDSR, we’ll also give you a step-by-step guide on how to enable DLDSR. So, without further ado, let’s move on to the important details.

Nvidia DLDSR – everything you need to know

In a game-ready driver, Nvidia has released plenty of other features than just updates for upcoming games. Alongside support for the PC God of War and Rainbow Six Extraction, they released DLDSR (Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution). The software is an AI way to improve the quality of your game without the loss of a great deal of framerate. This is a near double improvement of their previous DSR solution. The feature is limited to RTX cards only due to their Tensor cores but will work in most games.

For instance, previously for a 1080p resolution display, DSR 4x would upscale the game to a 4K resolution and downsample it to 1080p to enhance the detail, edges, and shimmering of the image. With the new AI solution, there is a promise of it requiring only half that power. So the same 4K resolution in FSR now only requires 2.25x in DLDSR, which will greatly improve performance. With DSR what may have lost nearly 40 FPS will only lose a couple according to the Prey screenshot below.


How to enable DLDSR



Update drivers

Firstly, you want to make sure you have updated your graphics drivers to the latest version, or atleast 511.23 when DLDSR came out.

DLDSR Update



Open Nvidia control panel

Once the driver is updated and ready head over to the Nvidia control panel. You can either right click the Nvidia icon in the tray or the desktop and find it in that menu.
DLDSR Control panel toolbar

DLDSR Control panel



Enable DLDSR

In the control panel, on the left-hand side under 3D settings tab select “Manage 3D settings”. There under global settings find the option for DSR – Factors and there you can choose the option for DL scaling.

enable DLDSR

After applying these settings you can enjoy the feature in most games as long as you have an RTX GPU. Which will give you even better quality games at a fraction of the framerate cost.


What is DLDSR?

DLDSR is an AI super sampling feature to upscale your games with keeping quality up. It is limited to only RTX cards as it utilizes their Tensor cores and capabilities.

Is DLDSR better than DSR?

Yes, according to Nvidia it is a much more efficient usage of the cards. It can more easily achieve higher resolutions for a lower performance penalty and likely look better with its AI usage.

With a background in engineering and PC gaming, Seb is a staff writer with a focus on GPU, storage, and power supplies. Also one of tech supports in the office he likes helping and solving problems.

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