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Hardware Guys, I need help with setting up DLSS

Nickolaidas

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I have a 4k LG TV and a 2080 Super on my pc. At 4k in the newer games, it is struggling a bit and I need to lessen the shadows and turn off ambient occlussion and ray tracing in order to get 50-60 fps.

I read about DLSS improving performance by doing supersampling upscaling and the like ... but how exactly should I use it to get the best results?

Should I turn it on on the 3d settings of nvidia on desktop and ignore it on supported games, or only activate it with games?

Should I use it with a resolution of 4k, or 1440p?

For example, should I have my desktop resolution at 4K, run Baldur's Gate 3, change the in-game resolution to 1440p and then activate DLSS for best results?
Or should I have Baldur's Gate 3 run at 4k with DLSS?
 

Haggard

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Either that´s a strange question or I don`t understand the issue.

There is no "setting up" with DLSS. Switch it on in the in-game options, choose the quality or performance preset (if supported), and that`s it.
And you`re not seriously asking at what resolution you should run your games on your computer, are you?
 
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Nickolaidas

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strange question.

There is no "setting up" with DLSS. Switch it on in the game options, choose the quality settings you like best or find acceptable, and that`s it.
And you`re not seriously asking at what resolution you should run your games on your computer, are you?
I'm just not sure if I should use dlss at 4k on a 4k tv, or use it at 1440p to make better use of its ability to do a 'fake' 4k upscale.

I mean, is there a point of using DLSS if I game on native 4k?

I honestly do not know.
 
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Haggard

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I'm just not sure if I should use dlss at 4k on a 4k tv, or use it at 1440p to make better use of its ability to do a 'fake' 4k upscale.
That depends on the upscaler quality of your TV and has nothing to do with DLSS whatsoever. DLSS just reconstructs your chosen resolution from a lower resolution render. If native 1440p upscaled to 4k or DLSS faked 4k looks better on your TV is something only you can test/answer.
 
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From a certain distance the difference between 4k and 1440p is difficult to spot, then it depends on the game you can choose to cap at 30fps for 4k and 60fps for 1440p. Some games look better than others at certain resolution. C1 tv does a pretty good job in upscaling
 
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DLSS sets itself up. When using dlss the resolution your game is actually rendered in depends on your resolution you Tell the game you want ( 4k ) and then the preset you use. Quality/Performance. That means you Set it to the native resolution of your Display and then choose a preset that gives you the Performance you want.
 
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Nickolaidas

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DLSS sets itself up. When using dlss the resolution your game is actually rendered in depends on your resolution you Tell the game you want ( 4k ) and then the preset you use. Quality/Performance. That means you Set it to the native resolution of your Display and then choose a preset that gives you the Performance you want.
So I should have it on native 4k and start tweaking the quality performance options.
 
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Always run your screen at native res. DLSS perf mode is 1/4th your set screen resolution, so it upscales from 1080p to 4K.
 

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Well it's not like DLSS is available in every game, it has to be in the rendering pipeline. However I think if it's on TV you will get away with DLSS perf mode in supported games.
 

Nickolaidas

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If I run DLSS at 4K in max DLSS quality, is it less taxing than say, 4K and FXAA anti aliasing?
 

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If I run DLSS at 4K in max DLSS quality, is it less taxing than say, 4K and FXAA anti aliasing?