Nvidia promises up to 4.7x performance gain in Alan Wake 2 with DLSS

Alan Wake 2 showcases the power of Nvidia DLSS 3.5 with up to 4.7x performance gains

If you plan to play the game with maxed out settings, Alan Wake 2 is easily going to be one of the most demanding PC games of 2023. Alan Wake 2 is an RTX showcase, supporting Nvidia DLSS 3.5, and path tracing on PC. This means that the game support DLSS Super Resolution, DLSS Frame Generation, and DLSS Ray Reconstruction.

As part of a new blog post, Nvidia has showcased the benefits of their DLSS technology in Alan Wake 2 on RTX 40 series GPUs. When using the game’s RT High Full Ray Tracing Preset, the game is hugely demanding on PC. Without DLSS, Nvidia’s RTX 4090 barely managed to run the game at above 30 FPS at 4K. By using DLSS 3.5, Nvidia’s RTX 4090 can play Alan Wake 2 with an average framerate that is 4.1x higher. This is thanks to DLSS Super Resolution (in Performance Mode), DLSS Frame Generation, and DLSS Ray Reconstruction.

For Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Ti, enabling DLSS delivers a 4.7x framerate boost, making the game playable at over 80 FPS. Before using DLSS, Alan Wake at 4K ran at under 20 FPS. In Alan Wake 2, DLSS is what makes the game’s full ray tracing mode playable on modern Nvidia graphics cards.

Even an Nvidia RTX 4060 can play Alan Wake 2 with path tracing thanks to DLSS 3.5

At 1080p, DLSS makes Alan Wake 2 playable at over 80 FPS with Nvidia’s RTX 4060, the company’s weakest RTX 40 series graphics card. Yes, DLSS makes Alan Wake 2’s path tracing mode playable on Nvidia’s weakest RTX 40 series graphics card, and this is with DLSS Super Resolution set to Quality Mode.

At 1080p, DLSS can deliver up to a 2.7x framerate gain for RTX 40 series GPUs. This is great news for users of high refresh rate gaming displays.

Nvidia’s use of DLSS in Alan Wake 2 showcases the benefits that dedicated AI compute can have for PC gamers. With DLSS Super Resolution, Frame Generation, and ray reconstruction, Nvidia can improve the performance, visual smoothness, and image quality of modern PC games using a variety of AI technologies. This makes us excited to see what Nvidia will deliver in the future with future iterations of DLSS. We are also excited to see how the broader gaming market will embrace AI to create next-generation gaming experiences.

Alan Wake 2 is launching on PC on October 27th on the Epic Games Store.

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