Does using Nvidia’s DLSS require a better CPU? | Ask an expert

The answer depends on if we’re talking theory or real-world circumstances.

Q: If you want to use DLSS to make a game run faster, does it need a better CPU since the GPU is utilized less?

A: Great question. To bring everyone on the same page, let’s recap first what DLSS is. Deep Learning Super Sampling, or DLSS, is Nvidia’s proprietary technology that uses machine learning and dedicated hardware on the company’s RTX cards to internally render games at a lower resolution, then upscale and output it to the desired resolution.

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