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News video games 22 January 2023, 19:49

author: Kamil Kleszyk

Cyberpunk 2077 and RDR2 Get Visual Boost With DLSS 2.5.1

With the release of the DLSS update 2.5.1, games supported by Nvidia's technology have gained in graphics quality. See how the new version presents itself in Cyberpunk 2077 and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Although DLSS 3 (reserved only for modern GeForce RTX 40-series GPUs) was unveiled some time ago, Nvidia has not forgotten to support older versions of its technology. As reported by DSOGaming, the company has released DLSS version 2.5.1, which is expected to significantly improve graphics quality in some games.

One of them is Cyberpunk 2077. According to the information provided, the improved technology should significantly reduce visual artifacts and ghosting, as well as smoothen edges in high-contrast scenery. If you are curious to see how the described changes perform in practice, we provide sample comparison video below.

Another game that has benefited from DLSS 2.5.1 is Red Dead Redemption 2. This should reduce the effect of flickering objects when moving the camera.

DLSS 2.5.1 - how to install?

It is worth noting in passing that to see the above changes, you need to copy the DLSS file (which you will download here) to the game that supports it on your own. Fortunately, this is not a complicated operation. Just find the file named nvngx_dlss.dll in the folder of a given game and replace it with the one you downloaded. Before we do this, let's remember to make a backup first.

Let's also add that there are games protected by Easy Anti-Cheat (e.g. Battlefield 2042), for which, unfortunately, we will not be able to manually upload the new DLSS - in this case, you have to wait for official integration with a patch released by the developer. Also Red Dead Redemption 2's version from Rockstar Games Launcher does not have the possibility to change the files due to the verification process before launching the game. In contrast, the Steam version of RDR2 has no such problem.

DLSS version 2.5.1 may be especially tempting for PC gamers in the context of the upcoming expansion for Cyberpunk 2077. A few days ago we mentioned that Phantom Liberty - because that is the name of the aforementioned DLC - will be the largest DLC in terms of budget in the history of CD Projekt Red.

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