Posted on Friday, Jun 04 2021 @ 09:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Details about AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) will be revealed on June 22, but in the meantime, the firm is already sharing some tidbits here and there. The new upsampling technology will not be limited to the latest hardware. AMD confirmed FSR will also work on Polaris-based video cards like the Radeon RX 470 and Radeon RX 480. Other supported cards include the Radeon RX 6000, RX 5000, RX 500, and RX Vega graphics.
I just wanted to pass on the news that we are updating the list of compatible AMD graphics for FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) to include Radeon RX 470 and RX 480.
We expect the website to be updated with this information sometime soon and we wanted to make sure you were aware.
Looking forward to having you all try FSR out on the 22nd. ??
— Mickey Molad, AMD Community Manager
VideoCardz notes it will be interesting
to see if AMD manages to deliver a good alternative to NVIDIA's DLSS 2.0. The first-generation of NVIDIA's DLSS technology was pretty poor, but the current implementation works very well in a lot of use cases. There are some doubts whether AMD will be able to deliver a high enough visual quality, as analysis of video footage released by AMD shows there's quite significant graphics quality degradation when FSR is switched on:
The discussion on AMD FSR is ongoing. Some editors raise concerns that FSR will not live to the hype it generated over the past few months. While official videos and images do show that there is visibly lower image quality with FSR enabled we do not know how will FSR work within each game engine, each GPU architecture, and with combination AMD’s own image improving techniques such as Radeon Image Sharpening.