NVIDIA ACE for Games Sparks Life Into Virtual Characters With Generative AI
NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE) for Games, a custom AI model foundry service that aims to transform games by bringing intelligence to non-playable characters (NPCs) through AI-powered natural language interactions. Developers of middleware, tools and games can use ACE for Games to build and deploy customized speech, conversation, and animation AI models in their software and games.
“Generative AI has the potential to revolutionize the interactivity players can have with game characters and dramatically increase immersion in games. Building on our expertise in AI and decades of experience working with game developers, NVIDIA is spearheading the use of generative AI in games,” says John Spitzer, Vice President of Developer and Performance Technology at NVIDIA.
Ushering in the Generative AI Era
Generative AI — like ACE for Games, ChatGPT, Adobe Firefly and even DLSS 3 Frame Generation — is everywhere. GeForce RTX and NVIDIA RTX GPUs are ready with fourth-generation Tensor Cores.
Soon, NVIDIA will introduce new Max-Q low-power inferencing for AI-only workloads on RTX laptops and mobile workstations including new ultraportable, ultra performance 14” models. Optimizing Tensor Core performance while keeping the power consumption of the GPU as low as possible will extend battery life while maintaining a cool and quiet system. The GPU can then dynamically scale up for maximum AI performance when the workload demands it. Microsoft, Adobe and top OEMs are firmly following NVIDIA.
“AI will be the single largest driver of innovation for Windows customers in the coming years. By working in concert with NVIDIA on hardware and software optimizations, we’re equipping developers with a transformative, high-performance, easy-to-deploy experience,” says Pavan Davuluri, Corporate Vice President of Windows Silicon and System Integration at Microsoft
G-SYNC Ultra Low Motion Blur 2 Available Now
Since 2015, Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) has delivered extra motion clarity for competitive gamers. At Computex, NVIDIA launched G-SYNC Ultra Low Motion Blur 2 (ULMB 2), with over 1000 Hz of effective motion clarity for the best motion blur reduction for competitive gamers. Compared to the original, ULMB 2 delivers full refresh rate backlight strobing, nearly 2x higher brightness, and has practically zero crosstalk.
DLSS Momentum continues to Roll with more games
Adoption of DLSS is faster than ever, and after passing 250 supported, released games and apps in January, DLSS games support has now surpassed 300 five months later!
Diablo IV officially launches June 6th with DLSS 3, though Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Edition buyers can begin playing up to four days early. DLSS 3 helps GeForce RTX 40 Series gamers multiply performance by an average of 2.5X at 4K and play at over 170 frames per second at 2560 x 1440 on the GeForce RTX 4070.
DLSS Gaming updates coming out of Computex this week include:
- Diablo IV (June 6th with DLSS 3 and Reflex)
- System Shock (available today with DLSS 2)
- Honor of Kings: World (DLSS 3 and ray tracing at launch)
- Ash Echoes (DLSS 3 and ray tracing at launch)
- Legend of Ymir (DLSS 3 and ray tracing at launch)
- Party Animals (DLSS 2 and Reflex at launch)
Diablo IV & Other New Games Are More Responsive With NVIDIA Reflex
NVIDIA Reflex is a must-have in games, reducing system latency so actions occur quicker, giving gamers a competitive edge in multiplayer matches, and making single-player titles more responsive and enjoyable.
Here are the most recent Reflex games:
- Redfall (available now with Reflex & DLSS 3)
- Returnal, (available now with Reflex & DLSS 3) Reflex reduces latency by up to 52%
- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum™ (available now with Reflex, DLSS 3 & DLAA). Reflex reduces latency by up to 56%
- Diablo IV (launching June 6th with Reflex & DLSS 3) Reflex reduces latency by up to 67%
- Metal: Hellsinger (update coming soon with Reflex) Reflex reduces latency by up to 27%
Reflex is available in many single-player games, along with the most popular multiplayer and esports games, is supported on GeForce graphics cards dating back to the 900 Series, and only takes a single click to enable. NVIDIA Reflex is now used by over 50 million players each month, is available in 9 of the top 10 competitive shooters, including the Counter-Strike 2 beta, and is activated by 90% of GeForce gamers in 70+ supported titles.
New Game Ready Driver Released For Diablo IV & System Shock
NVIDIA also released anew GeForce Game Ready Driver for the long-awaited, much anticipated Diablo IV, which launches June 6th with day-1 support for NVIDIA DLSS 3 and NVIDIA Reflex, as well as the DLSS 2-enhanced remake of System Shock.