L’intégration du DLSS via Steam Proton permettra aux joueurs d’avoir des performances supérieures sans pour autant renoncer à la qualité d’image.

Nvidia and Valve bring new technology to Linux, DLSS via Steam Proton

This is news that will be sure to please those who play Linux with an Nvidia RTX graphics card. Indeed, the American company Nvidia announces that it is collaborating with the development studio Valve to graft it's Deep Learning Super Sampling, DLSS on this OS. An improvement will come via Steam Proton.

DLSS, a technology at the service of gamers

Deep Learning Super Sampling is a technology that balances performance and image quality. Indeed, this new addition allows gamers to achieve superior performance without sacrificing image quality. This is all thanks to the power of extremely impressive algorithms that play between running the game at a lower resolution than native resolution while then scaling the image to native resolution.

Remember that this technology arrived in September 2018 to support the first RTX graphics cards. Since that time, DLSS was not worried about any competition. A time that seems over since DLSS will have to face FidelityFX Super Resolution or FSR, AMD's open-source solution.

How do I know if a game is DLSS compatible with Linux?

While no one knows the list of games that will benefit from DLSS yet, there is a surprising number of applicants. Indeed, the media The Verge specifies that ProtonDB, the site which allows users to report the good functioning of the games when using Steam Proton, shows that a good part of the DLSS compatible games is already functional on Linux.

However, some questions persist. Notably in the fact that some of the games it contains have native Linux ports, which seems not to be receiving support for the new technology or at least not yet. Questions that will be raised only when the technology is officially available.

Regarding the availability date of DLSS on Steam Proton, no mention was made by Nvidia. However, this new addition is likely to please a lot of Linux gamers and maybe even push old gamers to reconfigure a Linux gaming platform, which still requires a graphics card.

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