AMD will be releasing its new FidelityFX Super Resolution technology this month. The technology is the answer to Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), an upscaling technology that improves gaming performance. Although AMD has made FSR open source and cross-vendor, the vice president of Radeon explains that the feature is not optimized for Nvidia cards.
FidelityFX Super Resolution is a highly anticipated technology that could shake things up on the upscaling front for AMD and Nvidia. Since it’s supposed to offer up to twice as much performance when playing games in 4K with ray tracing enabled, it has a chance to challenge Nvidia’s DLSS.
FSR reconstructs the image so that it looks like it is being rendered at a higher resolution. This could cause a game that was originally 1080p to appear as 1440p. According to AMD, FidelityFX is a spatial upscaling technique that does not rely on motion vectors or history buffers.
Although FSR was designed as a competitor to Nvidia’s DLSS, it doesn’t work in the same way. Nvidia’s technology is based on artificial intelligence, but FSR does not use machine learning. However, AMD announced that FSR will use a combination of linear and non-linear upscaling as opposed to Nvidia’s pure deep learning approach.
The new ray tracing solution from AMD will be completely open source. The company previously discussed the benefits of an open-source, cross-vendor move, and promised that FSR would work on non-AMD graphics cards as well. However, it seems that this promise won’t become a reality until Nvidia turns it into reality itself.
Scott Herkelman, Vice President and General Manager of Radeon, announced on Twitter that the new technology will not be available to Nvidia users. He explained this by saying, “Just to be clear – we’re not optimizing it for GeForce. It’s up to them to do the job on behalf of their gaming community – we’ve just proven it works. “
This may be disappointing for some users who do not own a Radeon card. Cooperation between the two brands can occur, but it is definitely not a guarantee. The ball lies with Nvidia, and the company may not be willing to waste resources optimizing FidelityFX to work with GeForce GPUs.
FSR is an interesting solution that DLSS could eventually dethrone. For now, however, Nvidia is likely to have the upper hand due to the performance differences between the two. With the launch of FidelityFX Super Resolution on June 22nd, we willYou just have to wait for Nvidia’s answer to see if FSR will make it onto GeForce cards.