In a nutshell: Nvidia’s DLSS is approaching its fourth birthday just as AMD is celebrating a year of availability for its FSR upscaling technology. Although neither technology has been widely used by developers, Team Green holds the distinction of being the first to reach the 200-game mark.
AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology, which was long anticipated as a rival to Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling, was released last year (DLSS). Since then, a number of developers have included FSR in their works, and Team Red claims that over 110 current and upcoming games support its upscaling technology; however, that only applies to FSR and FSR 2.0, the former of which is typically inferior.
This level of support was attained by the company fairly quickly. Regarding the quantity of published games and applications that can use it, DLSS is still superior. Nvidia asserts that no fewer than 200 games, as of this writing, can benefit from DLSS for a significant performance boost.
Future games like Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, Steelrising, and A Plague Tale: Requiem will also support Nvidia’s DLSS technology. Loopmancer, Hell Pie, and other games will this month add DLSS support as well. This will make it possible for graphics cards like the RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 to run at high frame rates even in 4K with ray-traced ambient occlusion and reflections turned on.
A useful list of all the games that support FSR, DLSS, or both is available on PCGamingWiki. It’s important to keep in mind that more than 40 games were promised DLSS support but have not yet received it, including the following:
- A Plague Tale: Requiem
- ARK: Survival Evolved
- Atomic Heart
- Black Myth: Wukong
- Darksiders 3
- Dying: 1983
- F1 22
- Fear the Wolves
- The Forge Arena
- Fractured Lands
- Hell Pie
- Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale
- Justice Online
- JX3 Online
- LEAP (available now in early access)
- Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
- Midnight Ghost Hunt (available now in early access)
- Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
- Ratten Reich
- Remnant: From the Ashes
- Ratten Reich
- SCP: Pandemic (available now in early access)
- Serious Sam 4
- Stellrising (September)
- Super People
- Synced: Off-Planet
- System Shock (available now in the demo)
- The Anacrusis (available now in early access)
- The Day Before
- The Division 2
- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (September)
- Turbo Sloths
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
- Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
- We Happy Few
While being compatible with a wide range of hardware from both companies, one could argue that AMD has managed to achieve a relatively faster adoption rate for FSR than Nvidia has done with DLSS. In the meantime, it’s anticipated that in the upcoming months, games like Death Stranding Director’s Cut, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Enlisted, and Dolmen will add support for Intel’s XeSS.