Nvidia GeForce Now has received DLSS 2.0 support starting with Control, with more games in the pipeline, including MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and Deliver Us the Moon.
DLSS 2.0 uses RT cores (the dedicated ray-tracing hardware in Nvidia’s RTX GPUs) to deliver smoother frame rates with games that have been coded to support the tech.
Version 2.0 is a much stronger implementation of the machine learning-powered technology, as we’ve discussed in the past, and it allows for the GPU to render a game at a lower resolution, and then upscale it for much better graphics quality (with less strain on the graphics card than simply just running at a higher resolution).
Hence you can get faster frame rates while still maintaining around the same level of visual quality on any particular GeForce RTX GPU. How this will translate in a game streaming experience, as opposed to running locally on a PC, is debatable – obviously DLSS 2.0 won’t magically give your internet connection more bandwidth.
However, paying GeForce Now subscribers who get RTX streaming will hopefully notice some decent performance benefits in supported games, and a slightly smoother gaming experience with less potential stutter all round (certainly with more demanding games, which will be less prone to potential frame rate dips on Nvidia’s servers).
Nvidia stated: “[DLSS 2.0] is now available on GeForce Now, allowing us to increase graphics quality settings while maintaining smooth, stutter-free frame rates. While Control is the first game on GeForce Now to support DLSS 2.0, additional games, including MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and Deliver Us the Moon, will gain support in the future.”
Along with pushing forward on the technology front, Nvidia also announced a load of new games have arrived on its streaming service, including SnowRunner, the extreme off-road driving sim (and follow-up to MudRunner), plus the venerable S.T.A.L.K.E.R games.
The full list is as follows:
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – Uplay
- Battle Chasers: Nightwar
- Dead Island Definitive Edition
- Drug Dealer Simulator
- Earth 2160
- Fire Pro Wrestling World
- Medieval Engineers
- Might & Magic Heroes VII – Trial by Fire – Uplay
- Moving Out
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
- Saints Row 2
- Sanctum 2
- SnowRunner (Epic Games Store)
- SpellForce – Platinum Edition
- Steel Division: Normandy 44
- Streets of Rage 4
- The Council – Episode 1
- The King of Fighters XIII
- Trainz: A New Era
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is also a classic slice of survival horror, if you’ve never experienced it before.