AMD has officially unveiled its FidelityFX Super Resolution technology, which is the red company’s answer to Nvidia’s DLSS.
AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution is announced with a performance increase of up to 150%
At the time of the launch of FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), there are 7 video games that support it: 22 Racing Series, Anno 1800, Evil Genius 2, Godfall, Kingshunt, Terminator: Resistance, and The Riftbreaker, but there are 12 other video games that are confirmed to implement this technology, such as Resident Evil Village or Far Cry 6. AMD claims that there are about 40 video game developers that are already working on implementing FSR in their games.
The principle of FidelityFX Super Resolution is the same principle that Nvidia uses in DLSS. It reduces the game’s rendering resolution and then scales the lower resolution input back to the target resolution. This is a performance gain at the expense of some loss of image sharpness.
AMD offers 4 presets that let you adjust the FSR level, from the most aggressive for the best performance (Performance) to the “softest” (Ultra Quality) so you don’t lose as much image quality, the latter mode not giving as much performance gain but prioritizing quality.
AMD states exactly what these 4 presets are based on. In performance mode, the image scaling would be 2X, meaning that if the resolution is 1080p (1920 x 1080), the game will render at 720p (1280 x 720).
Performance increase with FSR
Below we see the performance increase in tests with different AMD graphics cards and in different video games. With an RX 6900 XT in 4K resolution, the performance increase can average 150%. FSR seems to work best with RDNA graphics cards, but with older graphics cards like the RX 580, the performance gain varies between 50-90% at 1080p resolution.
Since FidelityFX Super Resolution is an open standard, it can work with Nvidia graphics cards. AMD has tested FSR with a GTX 1060 and the performance improvements vary between 50% and 90% depending on the game, much like the RX 580.
This is very good news, not only for new generation graphics cards but also for those that are a few years old, which can enjoy this technology to improve performance and give them a second life.
AMD’s move with FidelityFX Super Resolution and the ability to use it with any graphics card is a big plus for gamers who no longer have to rely solely on Nvidia’s RTX graphics to enjoy something similar. You can check out more information at this link.