Nvidia DLSS, or Deep Learning Super Sampling, is also coming to Linux systems through a partnership with Valve, via Steam Proton. Nvidia announced this during Computex 2021. With DLSS, higher frame rates can be achieved with the help of machine learning.
Nvidia is working with Valve to bring DLSS to Linux. with help from Open source tool Proton van Steam Games already intended for Windows can be played on Linux systems, with the support of Wine. Proton will receive support for DLSS, so that Linux gamers can also use the technology.
DLSS is Nvidia’s rebuild technology that works with the Tensor cores of GeForce RTX video cards. Games using this technology are rendered at a lower resolution and scaled back to a higher resolution. The missing details are filled with machine learning. This generally results in frame rate gains, without graphic quality suffering too much.
According to Tom’s Hardware DLSS support is likely part of the Linux Steam Client Beta, which is included with Proton, although it can also be added as an optional feature. Nvidia has not provided an explanation of exactly how DLSS will work via Proton, and when DLSS will work on Linux systems. But the company says Linux gamers won’t have to wait long. Support for Vulkan games is yet to come this month, and DirectX support is coming this fall.
Advertising Part of Nvidia’s larger offering During the Computex computer fair. The company announced there just a day ago DRTX 3080T and the 3070 Ti with 12GB and 8GB GDDR6X. Doom Eternal, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Rainbox Six Siege have also been announced to have DLSS support.