Enhancing PC Game Graphics with Nvidia’s DLAA: Minimal Impact on Performance

With DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing), Nvidia launched a technology intended to offer gamers an even more intense gaming experience. This sister feature to Nvidia’s vaunted DLSS using the same underlying technology to improve the visuals in games that support it. DLAA uses machine learning to effectively smooth images and eliminate unsightly “staircase” effects, similar to traditional anti-aliasing technologies. The difference to the already familiar DLSS technique: DLAA does not rely on a change in resolution. Only select games support it, like Baldur’s Gate 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Diablo IV, Spider-Man, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. The option to activate DLAA is found in the graphics settings of the game, and the game must actively support DLAA and a user must be using an Nvidia GeForce graphics card from the RTX 20-series or newer. The decision whether to use DLSS or DLAA depends largely on the performance of the graphics card and the requirements of the game in question. In situations with a lot of movement, there may be a clear difference between the two techniques, with DLAA often providing the sharper image.