The DLSS 3 frame rate booster might be beneficial to older Nvidia RTX GPUs, but we won't bet on it being released soon

The DLSS 3 frame rate booster might be beneficial to older Nvidia RTX GPUs, but we won't bet on it b ...

Nvidia DLSS 3 is the company''s latest approach to frame rate boosting for RTX 4000 graphics cards, particularly for those new next-gen GPUs. However, there''s hope that the technology might come to older RTX GPUs sooner than expected. Well, though were not overly convinced that Nvidia will be in a rush here.

This is the result of something Toms Hardware (opens in a new tab) used, namely a conversation between Twitter and Nvidias Vice President of Applied Deep Learning Research, Bryan Catanzaro.

It''s theoretically possible that, thanks to additional research and engineering, we might acquire this technology on other cards, although it would not provide much benefit. The current version only works on 4000-series cards.September 20, 2022

Catanzaro delivers a somewhat horrifying response in response to a question on DLSS 3 on whether there is any intention for RTX 20/30 owners to use this technology at some point.

While it is theoretically feasible, Catanzaro clarifies, the VP also makes it sound a little like the additional toil may not be worth the effort.

Analysis: DLSS 3 has been shown to be a driver of next-gen sales.

The Nvidia VP discusses why DLSS 3 is not RTX 4000-only. This is because it requires the OFA (Optical Flow Accelerator) to perform a lot of heavy lifting, and while thats in Ampere GPUs (and Turing, RTX 2000, for that matter), it has significantly improved for RTX 4000 graphics cards. This is the key component of DLSS 3.

Catanzaros'' response believes it is prudent not to upset current-gen GPU owners (or those with RTX 2000 cards) while boosting the likelihood that this will happen. At least, it should be taken from the tweet, and it would be fair to say that there is indeed a reasonable belief that DLSS 3 will eventually be used for the RTX 3000 and 2000 series GPUs.

Nvidia should see DLSS 3 as a viable business from a sales perspective, but the reason is that it is a company, and the primary concern is buying services to keep it as a secret weapon for its next-gen graphics cards, at least for now.

These initial Lovelace GPU models the RTX 4090, and two versions of the 4080 have a serious premium and lengthy price tag. Despite that, it doesn''t take any risk for early adopters to have additional incentive to purchase an RTX 4000 graphics card.

It appears a fair bet to us that Nvidia will not be in any rush to introduce DLSS 3 to the likes of RTX 3000 cards. Particularly as even when or rather, if Team Green does decide to usher the technology across for older GPUs, it does not sound like that will occur very quickly. What with it requiring additional research and engineering and all that.

Nvidia may also wish to check the broader response to leaving DLSS 3 with older cards as time passes. While there has been a bit of disappointment initially, perhaps that will alleviate the pressure, but this may be improved faster. We were surprised that overall, Nvidia will not be in a rush to do this, or at least that is the case right now.