Using DLSSG without IDXGISwapChain::Present()


I was pleased to see the DLSSG SDK released, however it looks like Nvidia only released it via Streamline and did not include the source for the DLSSG plugin.

Reading through the SL documentation:

Streamline/ at main · NVIDIAGameWorks/Streamline (

DLSS-G intercepts IDXGISwapChain::Present and when using Vulkan vkQueuePresentKHR and vkAcquireNextImageKHR calls and executes them asynchronously.

While this is neat, for my application, I would like to explore using DLSSG without going through IDXGISwapChain::Present(), so I can control other processing and how the interpolated frame is presented.

I was hoping to be able to use DLSSG in a way where I submit all the required bits (color buffer, depth buffer, MV, etc) and can just “evaluate features” and either wait or retrieve the interpolated image as a texture.

I suspect this might be possible if using the DLSSG SDK directly, but it does not look like this is available. I tried looking into some of the strings/symbols in the DLL, an I can see things like DLSSG.OutputInterpolated, which I suspect would be an NGX_Parameter where one could specify a destination texture for the interpolated output…

I also suspect there might be a way to Detour IDXGISwapChain::Present() and somehow readback from the swapchain the interpolated texture before it’s been presented… but this sounds a little tedious to do.

Perhaps I am missing something fundamental here. but otherwise do you have plans to make this scenario possible (meaning more friendly) and/or release a lower level DLSSG SDK?

Thank you!

Hi @mbucchia, great to hear that you are interested in DLSS with Frame Generation!

You are correct, for the time being the Frame Generation part of DLSS is only part of Streamline.

But there are plans to add this as part of the DLSS plugin for Unreal as well as possibly integrate it fully with our Path-Tracing SDK.

But I cannot share any time-line or further details on this at this time.


Thank you for the reply @MarkusHoHo, however this does not answer my question at all. Will I be able to use DLSS Frame Generation without being forced to use an IDXGISwapChain? You mentioned Unreal and Path-Tracing, neither of which will solve my problem. I am looking for the traditional SDK, ie the counterpart of NVIDIA/DLSS ( but for DLSSG.

Thank you.

Hi again.

Right now Streamline is the only way to use DLSS Frame Generation.
The Path-Tracing SDK is an accumulation of the most relevant DL and ray-Tracing SDKs NVIDIA has to offer, including DLSS. That means once DLSS Frame Generation is released apart from Streamline, you will find it there as well.

At what time that will happen as well as how the implementation details will look like (e.g. whether you will still need to go through IDXGISwapChain or not) is something I cannot tell you more about at this time.

Please be a little bit more patient and watch our technical blog or the DLSS pages for further details and announcements.