Rust with NVIDIA DLSS Out Now: Boost Performance By Up To 50% at 4K

By Andrew Burnes on July 01, 2021 | Featured Stories GeForce RTX GPUs NVIDIA DLSS

Rust’s high-stakes, heart-pounding gameplay has made it a permanent fixture on Steam’s Top 10 Most-Played Games list. Your sole aim is to survive Facepunch Studios’ brutal world, where hunger, thirst, cold and wildlife are as dangerous as other players. Build bases, scavenge the world, and team up with others to increase your odds of survival.

Today, Rust receives its latest round of content and feature enhancements, which continue to make the game better and better. And included with the update is the introduction of NVIDIA DLSS, which’ll boost system performance by up to 50%, while maintaining comparable image quality to native resolution rendering. In fact, in many instances, DLSS improves upon Rust’s previous anti-aliasing options, with reduced temporal aliasing, superior detail in the distance, and improved anti-aliasing on the game’s massive amount of foliage. Take a look in our new Rust NVIDIA DLSS video:


If you’re unfamiliar with NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), it’s a groundbreaking AI rendering technology that increases graphics performance using dedicated Tensor Core AI processors on GeForce RTX GPUs. To enable DLSS in Rust, download and install our latest Game Ready Driver, download the Rust update when released at 7pm BST / 8pm CET, then adjust settings in the Options > Graphics menu.

In our testing, frame rates increased by up to 50% at 4K with DLSS. Faster performance gives you smoother gameplay, or if you love eye candy, the headroom to crank up detail levels and rendering resolutions.

Also, be sure to enable NVIDIA Reflex in the options menu, if it isn’t already activated. NVIDIA Reflex reduces latency by up to 38% in Rust, whilst maintaining your frame rate, so whenever it’s available it’s always beneficial to enable. Lower latency reduces the delay between a mouse click and a weapon firing in-game, reduces peeker’s advantage, and increases your chance at victory, giving you a more responsive experience that’ll make you more competitive online. 


With the availability of both NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Reflex in Rust, players with GeForce RTX GPUs can get the definitive experience, with faster performance and optimized system latency.

To learn about all the other games that have recently added NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, and ray tracing, head to