Re: NVIDIA RTX 4090 Boosts Up to 2.8 GHz at Stock Playing Cyberpunk 2077
The one thing I personally don't like is we keep hearing "DLSS 3" which is a feature only on this series so far and the entry gate to have DLSS 3 would be $999 at least right now. To me it's about the game list to make DLSS 3.0 really a thing that developers are supporting. At this point AMD FidelityFX is open source so it works on NVIDIA cards and also PS5 and Xbox Series X so of course games are going to support that since it will make the games run better on consoles. On the other hand DLSS 3.0 has no development benefit to console and probably well under 1% of PC gamers will be able to use the feature. Right now the 3080, 3080Ti and 3090 make up about 1.5% of gamers in the Steam survey combined and that 3080 isn't a $999 card or at least the MSRP wasn't.
I should say that this could change at any time and NVIDIA could release a 4060 for $350 that could support DLSS 3.0 but for right now if prices of cards remain high I am not sure it's a feature that will get a lot of support after launch when they display it as a major feature with a lot of tests. I really want to point that out since when the NDA lifts and reviews can be published it will be interesting to see if reviewers focus on games that now have DLSS 3.0 modes and are required to benchmark that mode enabled vs. off. I personally am not sure it's a feature to count on support.
The other thing that could impact this thought is if DLSS 3.0 has a feature to work with older generations in a DLSS 2.0 method. If that was to be the case that it's just new features that would require the new hardware to get the most out of DLSS being enabled then I could see it being good to support since the 3060 even supports DLSS.