NVIDIA Reflex, the latency-lowering technology launched a few months ago, is rapidly being adopted by game developers.
After Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Warzone, CRSED FOAD, Destiny 2, Enlisted, Fortnite, Mordhau, Rainbow Six: Siege, Valorant and Warface, the tech has now reaches the live Overwatch servers after a short period on the Public Test Region (PTR) server.
Besides, NVIDIA yesterday disclosed two games that will soon get NVIDIA Reflex. The first is Rust, Facepunch’s sandbox survival game. Helk, Rust’s project leader, designer and programmer, stated:
I am delighted that NVIDIA Reflex has been integrated into Rust. In Rust everyone wants you dead, reduced latency with Reflex keeps you ahead of the competition. It’s as easy as enabling Reflex from the options menu.
Perhaps more interesting is the addition of NVIDIA Reflex to Ghostrunner. That’s because the game released by Polish studio One More Level at the end of last year is a single-player title, unlike any other title that supports NVIDIA Reflex so far. That said, it’s a quirky game that favors speed running. Those interested in that aspect of Ghostrunner will appreciate the reduced latency.
That’s not all, as NVIDIA wants to further refine the technology. In fact, the ‘Boost Mode’ has received further improvements that have already resulted in a lower latency (up to 15-16%) in games like Fortnite and Valorant, as shown below.
Boost mode increases GPU clock speeds in CPU bound scenarios, allowing the GPU to send frames to the screen faster, improving the effectiveness of Reflex.
With a new NVIDIA Reflex SDK update, Boost mode further reduces system latency in certain CPU bound scenarios where the render submission thread is the limiting factor. These kinds of CPU-bound scenarios can occur when there are many objects to be displayed on the screen at the same time.
Boost optimization is now available in Fortnite, and gamers in these CPU-bound situations can see a 16% lag. ValorantBoost optimization is coming in a future patch. Based on pre-release testing, gamers could see up to 15% lower latency in these CPU bound scenarios.
NVIDIA is also working with partners to provide additional hardware that is compatible with the NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer tool. The following gaming mouse devices will do the trick: AOPEN Fire Legend GM310, Acer Predator Cestus 350, Razer Deathadder v2 Pro, Asus ROG Keris Wired, Asus ROG Keris Wireless, Corsair Saber Pro Champion Series, Corsair Saber RGB Pro Champion Series.
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