Playing in 8K resolution is possible thanks to NVIDIA DLSS 2.0

NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 technology makes a big difference, of that there is no doubt, but can we play in 8K resolution smoothly thanks to it? It’s a very interesting question, especially now that 4K has become into something increasingly accessible, and thanks to the comparison that they have published in TweakTown we can answer it realistically.

First of all we must make numbers to understand the difference between each type of resolution and see the total number of pixels that are used. It is essential, as it will help us understand why playing in 8K resolution is a huge challenge. Without further ado, we enter into:

  • 1080p resolution: they are 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, and are displayed on the screen 2,073,600 pixels.
  • 2160p resolution: also known as 4K, they are 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, and are displayed on the screen 8,294,400 pixels.
  • 4320p resolution: also known as 8K, they are 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, and are displayed on the screen 33,177,600 pixels.

The numbers speak for themselves. When playing in 8K resolution they are displayed on the screen almost four times more pixels than when playing in 4K. This explains in a clear and simple way why the requirements at the level of graphic power increase in such an exaggerated way, and it will also help you understand why we have said on many occasions that thinking about a PS5 or Xbox Series X capable of moving 8K games was crazy nonsense.

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Play Death Stranding in 8K resolution and maximum quality with DLSS 2.0

Moving more than 33 million pixels is crazy, and if we use the maximum quality setting the thing is already unraveled. However, NVIDIA’s DLSS 2.0 technology makes what seemed impossible come true, playing a game of the current generation at the Death Stranding level in 8K resolution, and with more than good fluidity.

In the accompanying graph we can see that the performance of the RTX 2070 Super, RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Super, RTX 2080 Ti and TITAN RTX moving Death Stranding in resolution 8K and top quality with and without DLSS 2.0. Without such technology, only the TITAN RTX achieves 25 FPS averages, and the rest of the models end up at unacceptable levels.

However, when we activate DLSS 2.0 technology we see that playing in 8K resolution is no longer a dream, an impossible, and becomes a reality. The RTX 2070 Super achieves 30 FPS averages and 24 FPS lows, and the RTX 2080 Ti achieves 50 FPS averages and 42 FPS lows, all with the maximum quality settings. Awesome.

I know what you are thinking, that playing in 8K resolution with smart rescaling is not the same as playing in native resolution, and yes, it is true, but the end result that DLSS 2.0 technology achieves is so good who has little to envy you. As those responsible for this test say, this technology is capable of “magic.”

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