DEATH STRANDING For PC Out Now, Featuring NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 For Fast, Max Setting Gameplay

By Andrew Burnes on July 14, 2020 | Featured Stories Death Stranding GeForce RTX GPUs NVIDIA DLSS

Hideo Kojima and KOJIMA PRODUCTIONSDEATH STRANDING is out now on PC, and is currently bundled with participating GeForce RTX GPUs, laptops and desktops! Featuring stunning visuals and a raft of PC features, this enhanced release is further improved through the addition of NVIDIA DLSS 2.0, that enables gamers to achieve 100+ FPS with maximum settings at 2560x1440 on all GeForce RTX GPUs. And for those who want the ultimate cinematic experience, DLSS 2.0 enables players to enjoy the critically acclaimed game at 4K, at over 60 FPS, with all settings maxed out.


DLSS 2.0 is a deep learning neural network, powered by dedicated AI processors (Tensor Cores) in GeForce RTX GPUs, which boosts frame rates while generating beautiful, crisp game images. It gives gamers the performance headroom to maximize game settings and increase output resolutions, for a superior, higher-fidelity experience. For all the details, check out this article.

In DEATH STRANDING, NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 delivers performance improvements of up to 48% in Quality Mode in our testing. And improvements of up to 90% in Performance Mode, enabling the GeForce RTX 2060 to run at over 60 FPS at 4K, at max settings on our test bench, in a gameplay-representative benchmark from Order #229, which requests a delicious case of Timefall Porter.

As you can see in the charts below, DLSS 2.0 delivers significant performance boosts to all GeForce RTX GPUs, giving DEATH STRANDING PC players a superior experience.

DEATH STRANDING NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 “Quality Mode” GeForce RTX GPU benchmark results

DEATH STRANDING NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 “Performance Mode” GeForce RTX GPU benchmark results

DEATH STRANDING already has the reputation of being a visual stunner, but NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 helps make the PC debut something special. The extra performance NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 delivers in DEATH STRANDING allows gamers to unlock the vast graphical potential of the PC platform by increasing the graphics settings and resolution, delivering on the vision we have for the game.” - Akio Sakamoto, CTO KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS.


In-game, DLSS 2.0 maintains a high level of image quality whilst increasing performance, and in some instances can sharpen detail, smooth aliased edges, and boost clarity. For a few examples, check out the comparisons below, captured at 4K in DEATH STRANDING with max settings, using NVIDIA DLSS 2.0’s Quality Mode:


Close inspection of the thin “V” shaped bars shows that DLSS 2.0 can help to smooth out the edges, and on the gate’s texture clarity is noticeably improved (click to load a fullscreen comparison)


DLSS 2.0 maintains a high level of detail while boosting performance (click to load a fullscreen comparison)


The edges of the bricks are better defined with DLSS 2.0, as is much of DEATH STRANDING’s world (click to load a fullscreen comparison)


DLSS 2.0 maintains a high level of detail while boosting performance (click to load a fullscreen comparison)

Play Death Stranding with DLSS In The Cloud On GeForce NOW

GeForce NOW is NVIDIA's game streaming service that taps into the thriving PC ecosystem by delivering real-time gameplay from world-class NVIDIA GPUs in the cloud. And with the launch of DEATH STRANDING, the game is available to play on GeForce NOW with support for DLSS 2.0.

Playing PC games on GeForce NOW provides members with instant access, and the latest Game Ready Drivers for the best performance. And since you’re playing on high-performance GPUs in the cloud, even gamers on low-powered hardware can now play at amazing levels of fidelity.

Using the GeForce NOW app on PC, Mac, SHIELD TV, and Android devices, gamers can play their favorite PC titles already purchased from popular digital stores like Steam, Epic Games Store and Uplay. And because these are real PC games, GeForce NOW members experience their titles the way you intended, with and against millions of other PC players, at 1080p 60 FPS.

For further details about GeForce NOW, or to sign-up for a Free or limited-time-only Founders account, head here. Stay tuned to the GeForce NOW social pages to learn about other great new games coming to the service.

DEATH STRANDING Game Ready Driver: Download Now

For the optimal DEATH STRANDING experience, be sure to download and install our DEATH STRANDING Game Ready Driver, available from GeForce Experience and our website.

DEATH STRANDING Bundle: Available Until July 29th

If you lack a GeForce RTX GPU, to take advantage of DLSS 2.0 in DEATH STRANDING and other excellent games, select GeForce RTX graphics cards, laptops and desktops are currently bundled with a copy of the game until July 29th.


For a list of participating retailers and etailers, and links to participating products and partners, head on over to our DEATH STRANDING Embark On Your Journey bundle homepage.

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