AMD Launches FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR)
The wait is over for those seeking higher frame rates from their Radeon graphics cards, at least if you happen to play one of the seven day-one titles with FSR support. Yes, FidelityFX Super Resolution is here, and the source code will be coming to GPUOpen in mid-July. AMD states that “more than 40 developers have pledged to support and integrate FSR into their top titles and game engines, with more expected to sign on by the end of the year and beyond.”
From the AMD press release:
AMD FSR is an open-source, cross-platform technology designed to boost framerates and deliver high-quality, high-resolution gaming experiences. More than 40 game developers announced support for FSR in their games and/or game engines, and today seven games are adding support for FSR – 22 Racing Series, Anno 1800, Evil Genius 2, Godfall, Kingshunt, Terminator: Resistance and The Riftbreaker – with more expected by the end of this year, including DOTA 2, Far Cry 6 and Resident Evil Village.
Offering broad support on more than 100 AMD processors and GPUs, FSR delivers 2.4X higher performance on average in “Performance” mode at 4K across select titles compared to native resolution2. The spatial upscaling technology utilizes an advanced edge reconstruction algorithm to analyze features in the source image and recreate them at a higher target resolution, followed by a sharpening pass to further improve quality by enhancing texture details. The result is an image with super high-quality edges and distinctive pixel detail when compared to basic upscaling methods.
AMD provides this chart to showcase performance improvements via FSR
Looking at the list of games supported on day one mentioned above, this feels a bit more like a technical showcase than a mainstream launch – though some very notable games are expected by year’s end. Here again is the current list (quoted above), this time in bullet format:
- 22 Racing Series
- Anno 1800
- Evil Genius 2
- Terminator: Resistance
- The Riftbreaker
Godfall is an AMD favorite, but these are not exactly the most popular titles. However, the list of three games “expected by the end of this year” is much more exciting:
- DOTA 2
- Far Cry 6
- Resident Evil Village
That’s better! Here’s hoping we see all of the most popular games gain FSR support by the end of the year, along with this trio.
AMD has announced that more than 40 game developers will be supporting FSR
You can check out AMD’s blog post about FidelityFX Super Resolution here, and GPUOpen’s page is here.