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AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin adds features, but not Super Resolution

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Graphics have taken a big step forward in this generation in more ways than traditional raster enhancements. In addition to the improved performance of the hardware itself, the software is making remarkable progress in delivering better experiences. Nvidia’s machine learning-based DLSS is hands down the best example right now. This is due to the huge frame rate increases it offers without affecting visual quality (when implemented correctly). AMD has wanted to offer its own improved version of resolution upscaling with FidelityFX Super Resolution, but has yet to detail how exactly the feature will work or when it will be ready for its Radeon GPUs.

AMD released an update to its Radeon Software Adrenalin application this week. It added features like remote gaming functionality, an improved UX layout, and more customization options, but nothing was said about FidelityFX Super Resolution. Just last week, Adrian Castello, AMD’s senior product manager, declined to comment on the feature, instead stating that “when the time is right and the time is right,” AMD will provide more information. Needless to say, Radeon users are disappointed in the lack of support for the DLSS-like feature given the time that has passed since the Big Navi GPUs were released.

The company initially started talking about Super Resolution when it started toying with its marketing for the Radeon RX 6000 series. AMD knew it had to say something about its competitor DLSS, but it seems that the marketing got a bit ahead of the engineers on this one. case. More than six months later, we still haven’t seen or heard anything noteworthy about it.

What is FidelityFX Super Resolution?

Aside from AMD’s early feedback on the feature, we know that FidelityFX Super Resolution will not require machine learning to work. We speculate that it will at least offer some kind of improved sharpening effect for lower resolution games, but the rest is still up in the air. The strangest thing of all is that AMD doesn’t seem to know exactly how it will implement the feature. According to Scott Herkelman (via PC World), CVP, and AMD Radeon GM, the team is still trying to decide which techniques to implement to get the best results. With that in mind, it doesn’t look like we’re going to see a spring release like the one previously rumored.

Amd Radeon Software Fidelityfx Super Resolution Update

The company now has the hardware, but it needs the software to back it up soon.

With graphics cards likely not remaining in stock for the foreseeable future, AMD seems to be seizing the opportunity to make FidelityFX Super Resolution the best it can be. In normal times, many consumers are likely to prefer Nvidia over AMD due to the additional features. DLSS is definitely an excellent feature at the moment. However, the competition is a bit out of control due to supply shortages, so AMD is not facing the pressure it would normally face to launch the feature.

Time will tell what comes with FidelityFX Super Resolution, but AMD will need it to be successful if it wants to compete with Nvidia on things like ray tracing and high-update games. DLSS should eventually become a common working feature in games. That will be a big problem for AMD, despite its recent success with the Radeon RX 6000 series.

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