NVIDIA announced on Computex 2021 that it will cooperate with Valve to introduce DLSS technology to the Linux operating system through Steam Proton. For those gamers who use Linux systems, NVIDIA graphics cards can be better used in the future, of course, including the latest GeForce RTX 3080 Ti / RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards.
DLSS was originally launched in September 2018, and version 2.0 was released in 2020, but it is limited to GeForce RTX series graphics cards on Windows operating systems. NVIDIA officially stated that this time it will cooperate with Valve and the Linux gaming community to introduce NVIDIA DLSS to Proton, so that gamers using Linux operating systems will be able to use GeForce RTX series graphics cards to increase frame rates, just like the performance of games on Windows operating systems.
Proton is an open-source tool of Valve. It can be used with the Steam client to allow Windows operating system games to run on Linux operating system. As described on GitHub, Proton got some help from Wine. In the past, Linux users have relied on Wine to run Windows operating system applications. Valve said that Proton will be built into the beta version of the Steam client for the Linux operating system. This open-source project is to give users more choices in their experience. According to TomsHardware, a beta version supporting DLSS will come soon, and DLSS will be an optional feature.