Alan Wake 2 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide
DLSS Ray Reconstruction – Visual and Performance Impact
DLSS 3.5 Ray Reconstruction
Nvidia’s DLSS Ray Reconstruction is built on a simple idea, what if we used AI to improve the quality of ray traced visuals? With DLSS Ray Reconstruction, Nvidia has replaced the hand-tuned denoisers that most developers use and have replaced them with an AI neural network. This neural network more intelligently deals with ray tracing data, delivering more accurate ray tracing results in the process. A side bonus of this is that it helps increase the quality of images using DLSS Super Resolution, as more high frequency details are preserved for the upscaling process.
In Alan Wake 2’s PC version, DLSS Ray Reconstruction improved the quality of ray traced reflections, shadows and other ray tracing effects. When path tracing is used, it can also increase the overall sharpness of Alan Wake 2, which can be seen in the hair on the above image.
DLSS Ray Reconstruction’s Performance Impact
Another benefit of Nvidia’s DLSS Ray Reconstruction technology is that it can run faster than traditional ray tracing denoisers. This means that DLSS Ray Reconstruction can help games with ray tracing look better and run faster on Nvidia’s RTX hardware.