DSR Nvidia is a new Nvidia DSR custom resolution utility that includes some additional features not available in the official Nvidia version.

DSR-Nvidia Features

Height/Width Scaling: This allows you to scale the height of a resolution, this is useful for increasing vertical FOV in widescreen resolutions. For example, 21:9 2560x1080 users can now make full use of the monitor's native 2560 pixels height. This is also helpful for those games that do not support widescreen resolutions, as you can increase the FOV by scaling up your resolution with DSR.

 

Scaling Quality: You have control over the scaling algorithm with this software, it has three different options available that control how smooth and crisp the edges are when being upscaled. The options are Low, Medium, and High. It is recommended to leave this set on high unless you notice some unwanted artifacts in certain games or applications.

 

Dynamic Super Resolution allows you to calculate the picture in games at a higher resolution, and then scales the result to the resolution of your monitor, providing graphics in 4K on the HD screen.

 

It does not work in SLI mode.

 

Nvidia DSR supports custom resolutions, with this software you can add additional ones that the official version does not support (for example 21:9). You can save them to your profile and easily switch between them when playing different games or applications.

 

The recommended resolution is calculated based on your system specs, so most users will find themselves sticking to the automatic setting. That said if your monitor's native resolution is different than your selected game's resolution you should manually enter it here for the best possible quality. This option also allows you to define refresh rates up to 240Hz which is great if your monitor supports it.

HOW DOES DSR WORK?

 

Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) is a technique introduced by Nvidia, it works by calculating the resolutions of games at a higher internal rendering resolution and then scaling it down to your selected monitor's resolution. The amount of detail that can be packed into an image depends on the number of pixels wide an image is. This method will increase quality at any given resolution because we are using 1920x1080 images to create 78% larger 2560x1440 images (resulting in 77% more total detail).

 

An example: If there was only one texture map for skin and you could see 64 people simultaneously, DSR would show an equivalent of 128 people as compared with just 64 shown without DSR.

Setting up DSR

To enable DSR technology:

  • Install GeForce Driver version 344.48 WHQL or higher (see instructions here). Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and click the "3D Control Panel" tab. Then set the necessary scaling factor (DSR - Factors) and Gaussian filter smoothness (DSR - Smoothness). After making all the settings, click the Apply button.
  • Compare the available screen resolution selections in the Game Client settings before and after you enable DSR.
  • Seven new screen resolutions were previously unavailable.
  • Each new resolution corresponds to the scaling factor selected in the driver settings. In this case, seven scaling factors were activated (the number of scaling factors may vary depending on the version of the driver used).

Conclusions

 

With DSR enabled, some games will display higher-quality images on your screen. For some games, you may not notice too many changes using this feature, but for others the improvement is amazing. This video shows some before and after examples of what can be achieved with Dynamic Super Resolution set too high in several titles.

Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) technology delivers 4K fidelity for 1080p displays at a fraction of the performance cost of traditional 4K rendering. In this video, we demonstrate DSR versus native 4K rendering at 60 FPS as well as showing off additional advanced PC features!