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In the news: NVidia and Valve Collaborate to Bring DLSS to Linux; Kali Linux 2021.2 Official Release Now Available; Entroware Unleashes a Beast of a Linux Laptop; System76 Unveils Its "Launch" Keyboard; CloudLinux Launches TuxCare; and AlmaLinux Releases 8.4

NVidia and Valve Collaborate to Bring DLSS to Linux

DLSS stands for Deep Learning Super Sampling and is a temporal image upscaling technology developed by NVidia for NVidia graphics cards. This technology makes it possible to upscale lower-resolution images into higher-resolution images so they can be better displayed on higher-resolution displays.

This technology would greatly enhance the Linux gaming experience but isn't available yet for the open source platform. Both NVidia and Valve are working to change that. By using Tensor Cores on RTX GPUs to accelerate performance for supported games, NVidia is making an effort to bring DLSS to Steam Proton on Linux. This means games such as Call of Duty, Cyberpunk 2077, Fortnite, and Rainbow Six Siege could soon be playable on Linux, via Steam.

This technology will require supported graphics cards, such as the GeForce RTX 3080 and the upcoming NVidia 470 (which will also have Wayland support).

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