Wolfenstein: Youngblood Benchmarked: NVIDIA DLSS & Ray Tracing Tested (Page 2)

| Feb 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm CST

Graphics Settings

For the purposes of this benchmark with Wolfenstein: Youngblood, I cranked up virtually all settings and only disabled anti-aliasing and motion blur. I've also disabled vertical sync, too. In my follow-up article, I'll adjust these settings to enable DLSS and ray tracing -- but all tests including the ones in this article are with the 'Mein leben!' preset which is above Uber (there's Low, Medium, High, Ultra, Uber, and Mein leben! for reference).

DLSS: Deep Learning Super Sampling

This is probably the most impressive addition to Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and is absolutely awesome in the game. It's probably the very best implementation of DLSS thus far, and something worthy of its own article -- hence, this benchmarking article that will give you a better look at the performance of our graphics cards.

The above embedded video by Digital Foundry deep dives into the ray tracing / VRS / DLSS technologies in Wolfenstein: Youngblood, where you can get a step-by-side and side-by-side change between the NVIDIA technologies being enabled and disabled. It's a great video.

You will get additional performance enabling DLSS, something that is just freaking awesome -- free performance is always the best. DLSS continues to improve thanks to the power of AI, as DLSS is constantly learning and improving -- something very visible here in Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

Not only is there additional performance up for grabs with DLSS enabled, but the visuals improve, too.

RT: Ray Traced Reflections

The ray tracing side of things sees RT-based reflections, and while it's a small touch, it's an important one. Some of the reflections like on metal railing and poles with light reflected off them add to the immersion of the world in Wolfenstein: Youngblood in a really, really big way.

Graphics Card Drivers Used

I'm using NVIDIA's latest GeForce Game Ready 442.19 WHQL drivers -- you can download those here.

Last updated: Feb 22, 2020 at 03:13 pm CST

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