Nvidia DLSS makes Skyrim VR smoother and more beautiful
This Skyrim mod makes the game look sharper without lowering the frame rate, a way to make the experience more immersive.
Skyrim VR is one of the most modded, open-world ports ever made for virtual reality and now you can add Nvidia DLSS support thanks to the kind help of a generous developer.
The Skyrim Upscaler mod was developed by PureDark and is available to download from NexusMods. It was recently highlighted by Flat2VR and shared via a tweet, noting that AMD's FSR2 and Intel's XeSS are also supported. The download is free but there's a Ko-Fi donation button on the mod's page to support future efforts like this.
Nvidia DLSS reduces PC VR gaming requirements
Super sampling technology has been available for quite some time, but it advanced greatly in 2019 when Nvidia introduced Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). Using machine learning to fill in additional details from a low-resolution render takes the burden off of a GPU that's processing a rich environment like Skyrim. AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) and Intel's Xe Super Sampling use a similar approach.
With this one Skyrim VR mod, all three GPU manufacturers are supported. PureDark noted that with 150% super sampling, the Scenery ENB mod could be used while lowering graphics frame time from 16ms to 10ms. Playing at 100% super sampling, the drop is from 12ms to 10ms, so it's possible to play with heavier graphics settings.
Skyrim Upscaler in action
If you want to see the mod in action before downloading, Cangar uploaded a YouTube video showing how it works.
The Upscaling Mod is a useful addition to Skyrim VR that can make an already impressive VR experience even better. It's definitely worth a look if you play Skyrim VR and have a GPU compatible with the mod.