AMD to launch NVIDIA DLSS rival this Spring?

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 09 2021 @ 12:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
We know AMD is working on a rival to NVIDIA's DLSS technology. The latter was introduced over two years ago yet AMD still doesn't have its own version of this machine learning-based technique that boosts performance. The first version of NVIDIA's DLSS was sometimes ridiculed because of a noticeable impact on visual quality -- but the second version is a lot better and offers a huge performance boost for an almost indistinguishable image quality.

VideoCardz picked up news that AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution technology may finally be ready this Spring. The feature could be part of the firm's big annual driver update, which will also introduce a new version of Radeon Boost. Not a lot is known about FidelityFX Super Resolution, it could either be a proprietary technology or an implementation of Microsoft's DirectML.
According to Prohardver, AMD now plans to launch its big driver update somewhere in this spring. This means that at the earliest we might hear more about the FFSS in March. The report claims that the big driver update would provide an update on two of the resolution-based technologies: FidelityFX SR and Radeon Boost.

AMD Radeon Boost does not utilize machine learning algorithms to boost framerate. Instead, the technology dynamically changes the resolution during faster-paced gameplay. What this means is that when there is a lot of movement the resolution will be adjusted and the performance will improve. This technology is relatively an easy way to increase framerate, but at the same time, it may lead to inconsistent performance during gameplay.

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