AMD’s FSR 3 Has Feature Previously Only On Nvidia’s Priciest GPUs

In an exciting announcement, AMD has unveiled the next generation of FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). FSR 3 includes a frame-generation technique similar to Nvidia’s DLSS 3, but with a twist. Unlike Nvidia’s method, which requires specific hardware, AMD’s FSR 3 leverages software to generate frames, making it accessible to a wider range of GPUs.

However, it’s important to note that FSR 3’s effectiveness heavily relies on the underlying game’s performance. Attempting to use frame generation on struggling games with low frame rates may introduce stutter and latency. AMD recommends that the game should already be running at around 60fps before applying frame generation.

In addition to frame generation, FSR 3 also introduces the same upscaling techniques from FSR 2, along with Native AA (anti-aliasing). Native AA applies anti-aliasing methods to the game’s native resolution, helping overcome games with poorly performing anti-aliasing options. While Native AA may not improve performance on its own, when combined with frame generation, it can deliver a higher quality image with a higher framerate overall.

AMD plans to gradually roll out FSR 3 support, with games like Forspoken and Immortals of Aveum being the first to feature the suite of options later this year. The company has announced a list of 10 games, such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, that will support FSR 3 in the near future. Additionally, AMD has partnered with several developers, including Square Enix, Ubisoft Massive, and CD Projekt Red, to support FSR 3 in their future titles.

FSR 3 is supported on AMD’s latest generation of GPUs, including the RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT. It’s also supported on AMD Radeon cards from the RX 5700 and above, as well as Nvidia’s RTX cards from the 20-series and up. For older cards, AMD provides support for super resolution on Radeon RX 590 and better, while Nvidia support extends back to the GTX 10-series of cards.

Overall, FSR 3 brings exciting advancements in frame generation and upscaling techniques, providing gamers with the opportunity to enhance their gameplay experience.