AMD unveils FidelityFX Super Resolution, its answer to NVIDIA’s DLSS
AMD shared the first details about FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) during Computex 2021, as well as announcing the new Ryzen 5000G and the new Radeon 6000M. Technology increases frame rates and gameplay resolution without requiring people to change their equipment. In many ways, this is AMD’s answer to NVIDIA’s DLSS.
The FSR is an image scale-up technology. Depending on the game, the technology can improve the performance of the native resolution by up to three times. The FSR has four standard settings: Ultra Quality, Quality, Balanced and Performance. At the moment, 10 game studios and engines support FSR, but AMD says it will have new followers in the future.
A video about the new technology in action:
The biggest difference between FSR and DLSS is the amount of video cards that support their technologies. Unlike NVIDIA’s DLSS, which requires an RTX card, AMD’s FSR works with a wide variety of video cards. The FSR is supported by all AMD cards from the RX 500 line to the RX 6000 series. It is also supported by Vega cards and all Radeon processors. The FSR works even with some NVIDIA GeForce cards, including the GTX 10 line. In amd testing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 showed a 41% improvement while running Godfall at 1440p. The FSR will be released on June 22, 2021.