Bethesda Finally Gives Fans What They Want: DLSS Support for Starfield

AMD made up a partnership with Starfield so that it can hold onto PC games that are using Nvidia graphics cards. But, recently, Bethesda made a deal with AMD, which can prove to be beneficial in providing support to AMD and, in return, holding back features that are specific to Nvidia in the Starfield. 

The most talked about technology is DLSS upscaling which has the potential to increase the frame rates dramatically. At present, Starfield does not support DLSS, according to AMD, but after its partnership with Bethesda, it won’t reject the technology implemented by Nvidia, according to the gaming head of AMD. Instead, the partnered developers are asked to give priority to AMD’s scaling FSR. So, if Bethesda someday decides to put DLSS into the Starfield game, AMD will not go against it.

Let’s walk you through a more detailed discussion about Bethesda, DLSS, and AMD.

Who are the gaming partners of AMD?

There are many other gaming partners of AMD other than Starfield, such as Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which has also rejected the DLSS support. However, Immortals of Aveum, which is another partner game of AMD, supports DLSS. Till now, Bethesda has been a constant supporter of AMD and is primarily focusing on FSR.

What is the benefit of optimizing Starfield for AMD?

When Starfield is optimized for AMD hardware, it aligns with PC and console performance as both Xbox series X and S and PlayStation 5 use AMD GPU. So, if you are still using Nvidia AMD, then you might take advantage of FSR. It is true that Nvidia GPUs are compatible with DLSS, but any GPU can also get the benefits out of FSR. On the other side, Nvidia users are not quite satisfied with its AI tech designs and are still depending on AMD to incorporate major changes in the game.

What games support DLSS?

Recent games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Diablo 4, Forza Horizon 5, and many other big games support DLSS.

Will Startfield get DLSS?

Starfield will get an official Nvidia DLSS support, straight from the Bethesda website. It is also stated that DLSS will be available for PC gamers, and amid this, AMD is not blocking DLSS but rather focusing on FSR.

Why is DLSS not supported by all games?

DLSS needs to be implemented at the engine level to make it work. Thus, it requires information from the gaming engine about the 3D space of objects that are in the render view.

What is the minimum system requirement for Starfield?

The minimum system requirement for Starfield is as follows:

  • OS: Windows 10 version 21H1 (10.0.19043)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, Intel Core i7-6800K.
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700, NVIDIA GeForce 1070 Ti.
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM.
  • Additional: SSD Required.
  • DirectX: Version 12.
  • Storage: 125 GB available space.

Will Starfield function better with AMD or Nvidia?

According to the latest investigation, Starfield is optimized for AMD systems, but it does not mean it won’t work for Intel or Nvidia. However, the amount of benefits that you would experience on AMD is far better than on Nvidia.

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