Unable to activate RTX ray tracing and DLSS

Hey everyone,
I have recently started gaming on my machine, and everything is running great thanks to Proton. I have been able to boot and play Cyberpunk with no issues, however, I noticed while poking around in the graphics setting in the game that RTX ray tracing and DLSS are unable to be turned on. After some research, it seems like it might just not be possible to activate them on Linux because of stuff on Nvidia's end and possible communication issues with Proton, but I wanted to ask the community here if there was something I am missing that will let me activate them. I realize they are ultimately unnecessary, but it feels like wasted potential on my machine's part. After all, making things aggressively pretty is half the point of gaming on a PC right?

As a side note, if anyone has a good option for controlling what the GPU does, I would love some advice. Only thing I was able to use in the past was the GreenWithEnvy program, but now that doesn't launch. I know Nvidia has a native program (GeForce) but that seems to only work on windows. I found I can monitor the GPU just fine from System Monitor, but I can't find a good way to actually manipulate settings. Only thing that comes close is the Nvidia X Server Settings, but that is pretty limited.

Feel free to link me anything. I am as green as they come. Any and all advice is appreciated, and happy holidays from the States!

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Thanks to the Linus Tech Tipps and their Linux Challenge i heard that DLSS will come to Linux too. With NVIDIA and STEAM together they will bring it to LinuxGaming.

As Phoronix reports (via Tom’s Hardware), Proton 6.3-8 is the first stable release to include support for DLSS, after the feature previously hit experimental builds in October, though it appears you’ll still need to set PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI=1 and dxgi.nvapiHack = False to turn it on. DLSS won’t come to the AMD-powered Steam Deck, of course, since it requires proprietary Nvidia machine learning silicon, but we recently learned the Steam Deck will support AMD’s arguably much less capable FSR.