How is the state of DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) in 2020 with the newly-updated Wolfenstein: Youngblood? Great. You will need, at a minimum, a GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER because it has 8GB of framebuffer -- something that's required to drive DLSS and its higher performance, especially at higher resolutions.
The game itself looks great with RT and DLSS technologies enabled, and thanks to receiving additional performance, I don't know why you would run it without RT and DLSS enabled. I'll have a follow-up piece in a few days that looks at Wolfenstein: Youngblood performance without RT and DLSS enabled, something where I've got a bunch of AMD Radeon graphics cards (Polaris, Vega, and Navi).
Wolfenstein: Youngblood can be run at 1080p with both RT and DLSS enabled, and DLSS set to Quality for the best-looking experience at 1080p on just a GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER at 125FPS average. You don't even need a flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to enjoy 1080p 120FPS which is pretty damn good, but if you do have the RTX 2080 Ti you will enjoy a blistering 177FPS average.
At 1440p, if you wanted to maintain 120FPS average then you'll need the beefier GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card which hits 115FPS average while the flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti manages 137FPS average. The GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER hits 88FPS which is still a gigantic effort for the slowest RTX SUPER graphics card.
Cranking everything up to 4K leaves no prisoners, where even the $2499 graphics card in the TITAN RTX can't breach 100FPS with DLSS set to Quality, hitting 'just' 87FPS average. The flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti manages 84FPS average, while the slowest RTX SUPER card in the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER scrapes by with 50FPS average.
DLSS does some magical things at lower resolutions, providing stellar performance on cards that aren't the flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti -- all while looking great with RT technologies turned on, too. Hell, you can use a GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER for 4K with RT + DLSS (and at Quality) and hit 60FPS.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood looks great with the bells and whistles enabled, showcasing the id Tech 6 engine in all its glory. It makes me look forward to see what the team at id Software can pull off with id Tech 7 powering DOOM Eternal right around the corner, which will be getting some post-release RTX goodness.
For now, the state of DLSS is great in Wolfenstein: Youngblood and in a few days I'll follow-up with the non-RTX/DLSS benchmark article covering the game with Radeon graphics cards, too.
Last updated: Feb 22, 2020 at 03:13 pm CST