I'm just using it for the first time on Control. It definitely improved a lot. Very sharp and not smudgy. The dark haloing is still evident, but it's so much cleaner looking, I'd put it down on the level of artifacting you expect from any moderate or heavy AA. Edges are distinctly darker. No ghosting/flickering or anything like that, though. Things like film grain and motion blur still goof it up, you'll start to see the trails in screen space stuff and 'film grain ray confusion' going on. No biggie. This game already has so much temporal aliasing and volumetric light clumping artifacts, film grain has always been the last thing it needed.
I'm impressed. The performance at 1080p is amazing. My 2060 has struggled to hold 60 below native in certain areas, with any RTX effects on. Old DLSS would let me enable a few, but had a lot of fringing, moire, vanishing lines, so on. It just didn't look the best. It could be okay, but you have too many '...ugh' moments. I'm seeing... well I haven't noticed any yet! I'm sure it's there and I haven't seen the right thing. But before, I would try to turn it on and go back to running at 768p and letting the MSAA pick up the slack. It ran better and looked at least more consistent. That no longer looks as good. I swear, it's pulling a little extra detail out of some images over say, native 1080p with no RTX enabled and maxed settings. Certain textures and details in the edges just pop better. And the performance and appearance of traditionally-processed native res is now surpassed by the DLSS 2.0 in some ways. It's going to be a give and take. I prefer it with the DLSS. Especially with the RT in the mix. That makes it totally worth it. Man.
I mean, really... the main visual benefit is that I now run ALL of the RTX goodness with my settings almost maxed. And my FPS doesn't go below 70 for the most part. I'm running a 165hz monitor at half sync. So I cap out at 82/3 FPS, which is where it tends to stay outside of the absolute heavy zones. The mailroom area is one... with RTX effects it just munches frames ruthlessly. Used to be a 40-50 FPS type of spot for me. Now it's more like 80! What? It will dip as low as 70 at times. But I'm not concerned about that because I have an inkling that frametimes are massively better overall. 1% lows have to be looking good, because even as I'm watching the frame rates fluctuate on the counter, the images remain VERY smooth. Used to be there would be stutter I could see and even feel, even holding flat numbers. But with DLSS 2.0 I'm staying over the waterline and it seems to be keeping the loads consistent enough to avoid stutter, even with 3-7FPS jumps happening.
So yeah... this is pretty great. It's amazing how far this stuff has come. For all of Nvidia's crap, this 2060 keeps on chuggin in my 1080p setup. I'm pleased with this. Metro should be interesting. Apparently this is kind of a big deal lol.