Nvidia is working on a new AI based image quality and scaling technology. Its upcoming driver, scheduled for release on January 14th, includes what Nvidia calls DLDSR (Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution). It’s quite different from Nvidia's current and quite popular scaling solution, DLSS. DLDSR renders a game at higher and therefore more detailed resolution using the Tensor cores of an RTX GPU before scaling back down to the resolution of your monitor. This means you’ll get enhanced image quality with higher detail and smoother edges.
Nvidia released a screenshot showing three side by side images, one at native 1080p, one using DSR at 4K>1080p and one using DLDSR at 1620p>1080p. Looking at the image, the boxes with Petersons written on them look sharper in the DSR image and better again on the DLDSR image. And at 145 FPS for the native shot vs 143 for the DLDSR shot, the performance impact is negligible.
As this is a driver level tech, Nvidia say it ‘works in most games’ and any RTX GPU with Tensor cores will support DLDSR.