AMD ups its Fidelity Super Resolution by 0.1

The popular scaler now running in 60 games.

Jon Peddie

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 (FSR 3) is AMD’s latest open-source upscaling technology, featuring frame generation for higher frame rates and a new Native AA-quality mode for improved visuals. Compatible with various graphics cards, it has been integrated into AAA titles since autumn 2023, including Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Starfield. AMD announced FSR 3.1 at GDC 2024, promising enhancements. FSR 3.1 is now available in games like Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, expanding its support to 60 games.

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AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 (FSR 3) represents the latest advancement in AMD’s open-source upscaling technology. This iteration introduces frame generation technology aimed at boosting frame rates in supported games, along with a new Native AA-quality mode to enhance image fidelity. Being open-source, it boasts compatibility with a wide array of graphics AIBs, encompassing offerings from both AMD and other manufacturers.

Since its debut in autumn 2023, AMD FSR 3 has been integrated into numerous AAA titles such as Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Starfield, and The Last of Us Part I.

At AMD’s FSR 3 developer session during GDC 2024, the company unveiled plans for AMD FSR 3.1, scheduled for release in Q2, promising exciting enhancements and additional capabilities.

AMD FSR 3.1 is available now in five additional games, including Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Additionally, it will soon be supported in God of War Ragnarök. With the release, AMD claims FSR 3 is now part of 60 current and upcoming games.

AMD’s FSR 3.1 improvements, new features, and new capabilities include:

  • Upscaling image quality improvements including improved temporal stability, reducing flickering and shimmering, in addition to enhanced ghosting reduction and better detail preservation.
  • Enhanced frame generation including decoupled frame generation technology that works seamlessly with other upscaling solutions.
  • Upgradable FSR API encompassing simplified upgrades for developers to future versions of FSR.
  • Developer support for Vulkan and Xbox Game Development Kit (GDK).

Recent testing (by AMD) shows that average frame rates can be boosted by 3.3× on AMD Radeon RX 7000-series graphics AIBs when gaming at 4K or 1440p. The following chart shows a breakdown of performance improvements across a dozen games.

AMD’s comparison of FSR 3 when turned off and when engaged.

AMD says its FSR 3, with the 3.1 update, provides an improved upscaling image quality and performance boosts across a wide range of hardware.

AMD has a video that offers more technical details from their GDC FSR 3 presentation.

The updated AMD FSR 3.1 SDK will be available for developers on GPUOpen in July 2024.