AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) ready for a June launch?

Posted on Friday, May 07 2021 @ 10:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Will we see the launch of AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) sooner than expected? A lot of folks assumed FSR was still far from production-ready -- with a launch not expected until late this year, at the earliest.

Coreteks: AMD FSR is coming next month

Now there is a rumor from Coreteks that AMD's FSR has already been distributed to game developers. The YouTube channel, a known source of AMD leaks, claims various developers, including a smaller studio, have received FSR code from AMD. Interestingly, various versions are being distributed to game developers, so it appears AMD has yet to pick a final version of FSR.

While NVIDIA DLSS uses AI-based training, AMD's FSR will allegedly be an algorithmic super sampling technology that upscales with minimal overhead. It's implemented early in the graphics pipeline and requires no training.

Coreteks says AMD's FSR is even compatible with NVIDIA GPUs. Performance is described as "looking good" but there are no concrete numbers versus NVIDIA's DLSS.
AMD FSR is officially part of the FidelityFX toolkit, which means it will be officially supported by AMD GPUs. Yet, Coreteks claims that FSR would be compatible with NVIDIA GPUs, which is quite surprising, to say the least. While it may work in its current state, it does not mean that AMD will allow NVIDIA GPUs to benefit from the technology. After all, the manufacturer has no reason to boost performance on competitor’s GPUs. -- VideoCardz
If Coreteks is correct, we may see the launch of FSR in June.

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