Nvidia DLSS is coming to boost frame rates for Linux gamers this month

Three companies making DLSS possible on Linux OS
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Computex 2021 has been full of exciting announcements to heighten our gaming experiences, including AMD's sneak preview of FidelityFX Super Resolution, coming June 22. The tech looks set to rival Nvidia's AI-powered upscaling DLSS tech, but the competition refuses to be overshadowed. Nvidia had some announcements on the resolution upscaling front, too, in that it's now partnering with Valve to bring DLSS to Linux gamers. 

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Through the magic of Steam Proton software (Steam Play), which allows Linux-based gamers to play Microsoft Windows games without a hassle, Linux gamers will soon be able to get in on the Deep Learning Super Sampling love.

It would be a mistake to marginalise Linux-based gamers from this fancy new tech, it's what they live for. Much like it would be a crime to keep an artificially intelligent image quality enhancer as a Windows exclusive feature. 

Support will be rolling out soon, though there's no official games list available yet.

Steam Play and DLSS supported games will hopefully get the same boost as Windows users once the partnership reaches fruition. And it won't be long according to Nvidia. DLSS Steam Play support for Vulkan titles is coming later this month, which shouldn't be too much trouble to get working, and DirectX support will also hit the Linux gaming crowd by autumn this year. 

Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for three years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.