DLSS 3 Out Today in Forza Horizon 5

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DLSS 3 Out Today in Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5, the popular open-world racing game launched in late 2021, has received a major update that introduces NVIDIA DLSS 3, the latest version of NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Super Sampling technology. DLSS 3 is designed to improve gaming performance by using artificial intelligence to generate new frames that are then upscaled to a higher resolution, resulting in smoother gameplay and higher frame rates.

The introduction of DLSS 3 marks the third major upgrade to the game’s graphics technology since its launch. Previously, Forza Horizon 5 had only offered Temporal Antialiasing (TAA) as a form of anti-aliasing, but in November 2021, NVIDIA DLSS 2 (now called Super Resolution) and AMD FSR 2 support were added. These features extended the game’s ray-traced reflections to the actual races and improved performance by upscaling frames to a higher resolution.

However, DLSS 2 and FSR 2 have limitations when it comes to open-world games that often run into CPU limitations. That’s where DLSS 3 comes in, generating entirely new frames that are independent of the CPU. This can greatly improve gaming performance and result in higher frame rates.

NVIDIA has released official benchmarks for DLSS 3, showing that all GeForce RTX 40 GPUs can break 120 frames per second on average with a resolution of 4K and DLSS Super Resolution set to Performance Mode. Specifically, the RTX 4070Ti measures 125 FPS, the RTX 4080 is nearly 148 FPS, and the RTX 4090 runs almost at 190 FPS.

The availability of DLSS 3 in Forza Horizon 5 is particularly exciting as it coincides with the release of the game’s Rally Adventure expansion. With the addition of DLSS 3, players can expect smoother and more immersive gameplay, with improved frame rates and higher resolutions. Overall, the introduction of DLSS 3 is a welcome upgrade that cements Forza Horizon 5’s place as one of the best-looking and most technically advanced racing games on the market.

At 1440p, with DLSS 3 on and Super Resolution set to Quality, the RTX 4070Ti averages 175 FPS, while the RTX 4080 breaks the 200 FPS threshold, and the RTX 4090 isn’t far from averaging 240 FPS. Obviously, these results were grabbed at max settings and with ray traced reflections set to extreme.

Even if you prefer to avoid the slight increase in latency caused by Frame Generation, the DLSS 3 update still has something to offer. The update includes Reflex as a separate option, which can help reduce latency and improve overall performance in games. In fact, for the optimal experience, you can use a combination of DLSS 2 (Super Resolution) and Reflex.

By using DLSS 2 and Reflex together, you can achieve the best of both worlds – improved graphics with reduced lag. This can be especially important in fast-paced games where split-second reactions can mean the difference between victory and defeat. So even if you were hesitant to use DLSS before, it’s worth considering now that Reflex is available as an option.

Of course, to take advantage of these features, you’ll need to download the optimized Game Ready driver (version 531.41). This driver has been specifically designed to work with DLSS and Reflex, ensuring that you get the best possible performance in your favorite games. So if you’re looking to improve your gaming experience, it’s definitely worth checking out DLSS 3 and Reflex, along with the latest Game Ready driver.


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