AMD's Super Resolution FidelityFX is expanding significantly starting today. In addition to being added to Resident Evil Village sometime next week, the source code for the Radeon team’s space expansion technology has just been made available to everyone via GPUOpen platform.
Perhaps most importantly for a wider future implementation of scaling technology, today it has been released, via a beta branch, for the Unity game engine, and also as a patch for registered developers of Unreal Engine. With effectively native support for FSR now integrated into two of the largest third-party game development engines, there’s almost no reason for any games to be built from them. no to incorporate the performance blow function.
We have been impressed with what we have seen of FidelityFX Super Resolution so far. Of course, it won’t offer the kind of frame rate adjustment you’ll experience with Nvidia’s more AI-focused Deep Learning Super Sampling feature, but it’s free, open to just about every modern GPU, and just works.
Neither has it been that widely available. But AMD announces four more titles today, bringing the total to 12. While it’s also worth mentioning that only Resident Evil Village stands out as a particularly important game to benefit from the FSR update, with Necromunda: Hired Gun, Arcadegeddon and Edge of Eternity after the horror.
However, with FSR on two of the larger game engines, you'll only find it on the larger game setup screens.
If you want to get an idea of what FidelityFX Super Resolution looks like on your own system, especially if you don't have one of the few current games with support, AMD has also released a handy little sampler.
It’s a unique demo scene that anyone can download from the GPUOpen site and run it on their machine to see what the different FSR levels are like. You can change the settings on the fly, compare it to the traditional bilinear scale, and there’s even a handy magnifying glass tool to give you a detailed, personal view of the pixels as they change.
FSR sampling offers a fascinating look at the technology itself, so it’s worth checking out. You can download the demo directly from this link.