Performance is not Anthem's biggest problem (constant reading screens and errors are more common criticisms), but Nvidia does not want to leave well enough alone. If you happen to own Anthem as well as one of Nvidia's GPU's from the RTX series, the GPU maker has some good news for you today: using DLSS you can now claim to enjoy a free performance increase of "up to 40 percent".
Apparently, these benefits will only be noticeable when your GPU really gets through its steps. As such, the DLSS setting will be locked unless you play Anthem on 2560×1440 or 3840×2160. According to Nvidia's own benchmarks, the RTX 2080 Ti could go from an average of 51.8 FPS pre-DLSS to 69.9 FPS post-DLSS. RTX 2080, 2070 and 2060 saw similar impressive performance gains.
With that said, we have taken DLSS for a spin more than once in games that support the function as Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Metro Exodus, and from what we have seen, we do not believe that DLSS does something that another subsampling technique cannot achieve.
With Battlefield V, the feature blows image quality so it doesn't work as well as downscaling techniques. With Metro Exodus, it's right to say that DLSS works. It's a simple click button, it improves performance, and the battle for visual quality is less. Although image quality is not as good as native reproduction, we believe that many people will be more satisfied with playing the game with DLSS enabled at a higher level of performance than driving with slightly better sharpness at lower performance.
In SoTR, DLSS is not as good as the implementation in Metro Exodus, but better than the Battlefield V. DLSS is certainly not as sharp as the initial presentation, it is blurry in some areas and does not provide it fine structure work in the game shine.
If you give Anthem's DLSS implementation a try, tell us your results, and as we have said in our studies, we hope that it will improve in the end.
RTX GPU owners can try Anthem's new DLSS Support right now, provided you have downloaded your card's latest drivers and Windows 10's October 2018 update (version 1809 or later). If you have crossed both of these boxes, simply open Anthems Display Settings and turn on DLSS.