Lord of the Rings: Gollum Launches With NVIDIA DLSS 3
LOTR fans rejoice as Lord of The Rings: Gollum lets them play another journey through Middle Earth. The latest installment enables them to play as Gollum, the bipolar companion of Sam and Frodo. More importantly, graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA improves the experience with DLSS 3.
That new technology enables the game to run at 154 frames per second, three times faster than the standard 60 FPS. Playing LOTR: Gollum is not only a treat for fans but a sneak peek into the future of gaming. Soon, DLSS 3 will apply to upcoming games, letting us enjoy them in peerless quality and performance.
This article will discuss how DLSS 3 improves the new Lord of the Rings: Gollum game. Then, I will elaborate on how the new NVIDIA technology works. As a result, you have an idea of how it could affect other games in the future.
How does DLSS 3 improve LOTR: Gollum?
The NVIDiA website showed how DLSS 3 improves Lord of the Rings: Gollum. It is an “Ai-powered performance multiplier” that boosts framerate and refines graphics quality.
In other words, it makes games run smoother and look better. If you have an RTX 40 series graphics card, you can activate DLSS 3 while playing LOTR: Gollum.
Use the RTX 4090, and it will run your game at 169 FPS with 4K resolution, max graphics, and ray tracing. Meanwhile, the RTX 4080 can reach 123 FPS. Also, the 4070 Ti can hit 100 FPS, and the 4070 offers 79 FPS.
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DLSS 3 also works on laptops with RTX 40 graphics cards. These devices can run Lord of the Rings: Gollum at 90 FPS. Meanwhile, the flagship RTX 4090 Laptop reaches 200 FPS.
NVIDIA encourages RTX 40 users to enable NVIDIA DLAA for further improved graphics. Also, gamers can turn on NVIDIA Reflex to reduce system latency.
It allows in-game actions to occur quicker, making single-player titles more responsive. Moreover, it can help you become more competitive when playing with others.
How does NVIDIA DLSS 3 work?
We must know how graphics cards render game frames to understand how DLSS 3 functions. Your card contains a GPU that receives game data and processes them for your monitor.
The latter simulates movement by showing multiple frames rapidly. That “processing” takes longer for highly-detailed games with numerous animations.
Nowadays, games continue improving visuals, pushing graphics cards to their limits. NVIDIA has been releasing better graphics cards like the RTX 4090.
However, the company knows it could make games look better with the power of artificial intelligence. Hence, it created DLSS 3 (Deep Learning Super Sampling 3). It has two parts: DLSS Super Resolution and DLSS Frame Generation. Here’s how they work.
First, Super Resolution reconstructs three-fourths of each frame. Then, the DLSS Frame Generation AI network decides how to use frame and in-game data to produce the next frame.
DLSS 3 greatly expands the number of frames a graphics card can render. As a result, it significantly improves the performance of Lord of the Rings: Gollum and other games.
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That AI-powered feature also uses NVIDIA Reflex, which synchronizes the GPU and CPU. Consequently, it optimizes responsiveness and reduces system latency.
Lower system latency also makes game controls more responsive. Also, it ensures on-screen actions execute almost immediately upon clicking your mouse or pressing a button.
As a result, DLSS 3 multiplies gaming performance by up to four times. Remember that it is only available for RTX 40 series graphics cards and laptops.
Lord of the Rings: Gollum lets you use DLSS 3 to play it at 169 FPS. You can download the PC game on Steam for $49.99 or buy the PS5 version from Amazon at $59.99.
Note that a quality graphics card is insufficient to achieve optimal gaming performance. You must ensure the other components are top-notch, or you may experience a performance bottleneck.
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