AMD released a new featurette this week to show off its new Radeon RX and Ryzen hardware while running Far Cry 6 to demonstrate the performance of its new AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), and the results have been quite impressive.
Granted, the video was specially crafted to show FSR at its best, but the video showed its real-time ray tracing chops, as well as a 40-45% fps improvement with FSR on, which didn’t is certainly not the case. nothing.
AMD and Nvidia are increasingly fighting over which supersampling technology has better performance, better third-party support, etc. The company’s technology has come a long way after it had to catch up in the last generation when Nvidia deployed Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) ray tracing and resolution upscaling with its Turing GPUs to which AMD didn’t really have an answer to.
Whether FSR can consistently improve performance north of 40% remains to be seen, and we certainly have those bubbles of doubt floating above our heads. This marketing feature needs to be taken with a bit of salt, as AMD isn’t about to show off a sizzling reel with choppy frame rates and mediocre performance, which it could have gotten behind the scenes.
That said, reports have been generally positive about AMD’s FSR, both from developers and gamers who have tried it, so you should still see an improvement. When Far Cry 6 launches on October 7, we will be able to see for ourselves how well AMD’s FSR technology performs in one of the most anticipated and demanding AAA releases of the year.
Analysis: Super sampling technology is the best we have for a while
Since most consumer graphics cards do not yet support supersampling technology, and may not get a GPU that does, these comparisons at the upper echelons of graphics capacity might not even apply to the majority of users. PC gamers – but it’s still worth paying. Pay attention to.
Nvidia’s DLSS is chained to its RTX cards, so the GTX 1060, currently the most popular graphics card in use according to the latest Steam Hardware Survey from August 2021, has kind of been left on the vine.
Gamers, builders, and enthusiasts who had been waiting for the upgrade until the new Nvidia Ampere and AMD RDNA 2 were released have spent the last year trying to find a card, any card they want. might upgrade because the stock just hasn’t kept pace with demand – not to mention all the bots and cryptomining operations soaking up huge chunks of supply.
But while Nvidia’s DLSS is only for RTX cards, AMD promises that its FSR technology will be accessible not only on cards from the previous generation, but even on some older cards from archirival Nvidia, like the GTX 1060.
For many gamers, AMD’s FSR might be the only supersampling technology in town, and at least there will be some ability to improve gaming performance. As the online and offline inventory drops continue. line is becoming downright Sisyphean, we may need to improve our performance where we can get it.
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