NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution: upscaling made smarter and faster with RTX GPUs

NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution
NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution

At NVIDIA, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of graphics technology to enable new and more immersive experiences for gamers, creators, and professionals.

One of the most exciting areas of innovation in recent years has been the development of deep learning algorithms that can enhance the quality and resolution of digital images and videos, even from low-resolution or compressed sources.

We are proud to introduce NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution, a new feature that leverages the power of our RTX GPUs to provide real-time upscaling of video content with stunning clarity and detail.

What is video super-resolution and why is it important?

Video super-resolution is a type of image processing technique that aims to increase the resolution, quality, and visual fidelity of a video, by extrapolating missing pixels and details based on statistical patterns and contextual information.

Traditional upscaling methods, such as the nearest neighbor, bicubic, or Lanczos, use fixed and simplistic rules to interpolate pixels, resulting in blurry, jagged, or noisy images that lack sharpness and realism.

In contrast, deep learning models can learn from millions of examples and patterns to generate more accurate and adaptive predictions of missing information, while also preserving the natural texture, color, and structure of the original content.

Video super-resolution is essential for many reasons. First, it can help to enhance the viewing experience of users who want to enjoy high-quality content on different devices and platforms, without sacrificing the fidelity and immersion of the original source.

Second, it can reduce the storage and bandwidth requirements of video content, by compressing the data in a more efficient and lossless way, without compromising the visual quality.

Third, it can enable new use cases and applications that require higher resolution and precision, such as surveillance, medical imaging, or scientific research.

How does NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution work?

NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution is based on a deep neural network that has been trained on millions of pairs of low- and high-resolution video frames, using a technique called supervised learning.

The network consists of multiple layers of neurons that can extract and combine different features and patterns from the input frames, and then use them to generate a high-resolution output frame that matches the spatial and temporal characteristics of the input sequence.

The network is optimized to minimize the difference between the generated and ground-truth frames, using a loss function that measures the pixel-wise error or similarity between them.

To enable real-time performance and low-latency processing, NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution uses the dedicated hardware and software features of our RTX GPUs, such as the Tensor Cores, the RT Cores, and the CUDA programming model.

The Tensor Cores are specialized units that can accelerate the matrix computations and convolutions that are required for deep learning, by performing hundreds of gigaflops of operations per second.

The RT Cores are specialized units that can accelerate the ray tracing and geometry processing that is required for rendering, by performing intersection tests and shading operations at high speed.

The CUDA programming model is a flexible and efficient way to harness the parallelism and scalability of the GPU, by dividing the workload into multiple threads and blocks that can run in parallel.

What are the benefits of NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution?

NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution offers several benefits over traditional upscaling methods and other video super-resolution algorithms.

First, it can provide up to 4 times the resolution of the original content, with improved sharpness, clarity, and detail.

Second, it can reduce the artifacts and distortions common in other upscaling methods, such as haloing, ringing, or color bleeding.

Third, it can preserve the natural texture and style of the original content, without introducing artificial smoothing or blurring.

Fourth, it can enable real-time upscaling of video content, with minimal latency and stuttering, even for 4K or higher resolutions.

Fifth, it can be used for a wide range of applications and use cases, including gaming, streaming, video editing, and more.

How to use NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution?

Using NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution is easy and straightforward, especially if you have a compatible RTX GPU and the latest drivers installed. Here are the general steps you need to follow:

  1. Make sure your RTX GPU is compatible with NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution. You can check the list of supported GPUs on our website or in the driver release notes.
  2. Download and install the latest NVIDIA GeForce Experience or NVIDIA Studio drivers, depending on your needs and preferences. These drivers include the NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution feature, as well as other optimizations and enhancements for your GPU.
  3. Open your favorite video player or editor that supports NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution, such as VLC, MPC-HC, or Adobe Premiere Pro. Some applications may require additional configuration or settings to enable the feature, so check their documentation or forums for more information.
  4. Start playing or editing your video content as usual, and look for the NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution option or button in the interface. Depending on the application, the feature may be called different names, such as “AI upscaling”, “Super-resolution”, or “Deep learning”.
  5. Enable the NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution feature and choose the desired output resolution and quality settings. You may also have some additional options or sliders to fine-tune the processing, such as noise reduction, sharpness, or denoising.
  6. Enjoy your upscaled video content with improved quality and fidelity, and share it with your friends, family, or audience. You can also compare the before-and-after results to see the difference that NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution can make.


NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution is a powerful and innovative feature that can help to enhance the quality and resolution of your video content, with minimal effort and maximum impact.

By leveraging the deep learning algorithms and hardware acceleration of our RTX GPUs, you can enjoy real-time upscaling of your favorite movies, games, or videos, with stunning clarity, sharpness, and detail.

Whether you are a gamer, creator, or professional, NVIDIA RTX video super-resolution can make a difference in your workflow and experience. Try it out today and see for yourself what the hype is all about.

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