Tuesday, June 8, 2021 09:30 PM
FidelityFX Super Resolution is a long-awaited technology that could shake things up on the upgrade front for both AMD and Nvidia, and as it’s said to deliver up to twice the performance in 4K games with ray tracing enabled, it stands a chance of challenging Nvidia’s DLSS.
FSR rebuilds the image to make it appear that it is being viewed at a higher resolution. This might make a game that was 1080p look 1440p. According to AMD, FidelityFX is a spatial upscaling technology that doesn’t rely on motion vectors or log buffers.
FSR is designed to be a competitor to Nvidia’s DLSS, but it doesn’t work the same way. Nvidia’s technology is based on artificial intelligence, but FSR does not use any machine learning, however AMD revealed that FSR will use a combination of linear and nonlinear scaling instead of Nvidia’s rigorous deep learning approach.
AMD’s new ray tracing solution will be completely open source. The company has previously talked about the benefits of switching to open source as well as across vendors, and has promised that FSR will work even on non-AMD graphics cards. However, it appears that this promise will not become a reality until Nvidia realizes itself.
Scott Herkelmann, vice president and general manager of Radeon, announced on Twitter that the new technology won’t be available to Nvidia users, explaining, “Just to be clear – we’re not optimizing it for GeForce, that will be up to them to do the work on behalf of their gaming community.” – We just proved that it works.”
This may come as a disappointment to some users who do not own a Radeon card. A collaboration between the two brands may occur, but is certainly not a guarantee. The ball is in Nvidia’s court and the company may not want to provide the resources to improve FidelityFX to work on GeForce GPUs.
FSR is an interesting solution that could get rid of DLSS at some point, however, as of now, Nvidia will likely maintain the upper hand due to the performance differences between the two, with FidelityFX Super Resolution launching on June 22, we’ll just have to wait for Nvidia’s response to see if it does. FSR will come to GeForce cards.