This week 3DMark has added a new NVIDIA DLSS performance test to the Port Royal benchmarking suite of applications. DLSS is a proprietary NVIDIA technology, so naturally, you must have an NVIDIA graphics card that supports DLSS, such as a GeForce RTX series, Quadro RTX series or TITAN RTX, to run the test. You must also have the latest NVIDIA drivers installed for your graphics card.
“The NVIDIA DLSS feature test helps you compare performance and image quality with and without DLSS processing. The test is based on the 3DMark Port Royal ray tracing benchmark. Like many games, Port Royal uses Temporal Anti-Aliasing. TAA is a popular, state-of-the-art technique, but it can result in blurring and the loss of fine detail. DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an NVIDIA RTX technology that uses deep learning and AI to improve game performance while maintaining visual quality.”
The new NVIDIA DLSS performance test runs in two passes. The first pass renders Port Royal with DLSS disabled to measure baseline performance. The second pass renders Port Royal at a lower resolution then uses DLSS processing to create frames at the output resolution. The result screen reports the frame rate for each run. The NVIDIA DLSS feature test is available as a free update for 3DMark Professional Edition customers with a valid annual license.
If you’d like to test your rig 3DMark Advanced Edition is now available to purchase at a discount until February 11th allowing you to save 85% off, with it being priced just $4.49 from the Steam games network.