DLSS 3 is exclusive to the RTX 40 series, but older GPUs still benefit

When Nvidia announced the GeForce RTX 4090 on October 12, Nvidia’s DLSS 3 looked like it was weaving some serious magic into frame rates.I’ve covered the performance gains we can expect (opens in new tab) See when it arrives in the Overdrive rendering path for the Cyberpunk 2077 update (opens in new tab) when it is released. And Nvidia promises DLSS 3 support in impressive fashion 35 matches (opens in new tab), things look good to technology. It looks very important to the RTX Racer as shown in the picture above.

The only thing is that DLSS 3 is exclusive to the RTX 40 series. This inevitably leads to a question: what does this mean for existing card owners? It’s nice that Nvidia is pushing frame rate-boosting AI-powered tech, but there must be too many RTX 30-series and RTX 20-series cards that are suddenly being ignored. must?