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Old 22-06-21, 03:12 PM
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AMD gives gamers everywhere a performance boost with FidelityFX Super Resolution

Radeon has brought cutting-edge upscaling to the masses with FSR.



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Old 22-06-21, 09:38 PM
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I tested it in Godfall, used ultra quality, couldn't tell the difference but i sure saw higher fps. With some time and more game support this is working very well. For this being day one of it's launch it sure has me intrested for the future really well done AMD
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Old 22-06-21, 10:29 PM
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I tested it in Godfall, used ultra quality, couldn't tell the difference but i sure saw higher fps. With some time and more game support this is working very well. For this being day one of it's launch it sure has me intrested for the future really well done AMD

Considering this is the first iteration, It's a hell of a lot more polished compared to the 1st iteration of DLSS.
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Old 23-06-21, 07:38 PM
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I tested it in Godfall, used ultra quality, couldn't tell the difference but i sure saw higher fps. With some time and more game support this is working very well. For this being day one of it's launch it sure has me intrested for the future really well done AMD
I just tested it with my 2080ti. My setting in Godfall to ultraquality, I gained 50 fps, but my god, the picture quality was atrociously bad.


edit* Not as bad as I made it out to be. Had a weird bug where gfx settings seem to change when I enabled FSR.
Still a decline in quality which I can compare to DLSS 1.0 Metro Exodus days ( for those who saw that disaster) but im very VERY impressed with the fps gain.

Godfall is very well optimised. I had Raytracing on, and steady 150fps with FSR off. Enabled FSR and saw graphics decline but peaked at 205 fps at times in my mission room.

That said, Guru3D made some good comments on this new feature. Its not something that will last long. AMD need to get in on the deep learning asap.

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Considering this is the first iteration, It's a hell of a lot more polished compared to the 1st iteration of DLSS.
Viewing Godfall through my monitor with HDR etc etc, its at times comparable to DLSS 1.0 sadly. But FSR does give a much better FPS boost than DLSS 1.0 did.


That said... im doing this with an Nvidia GPU so my opinion probably counts for very little here.
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Old 23-06-21, 09:53 PM
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I just tested it with my 2080ti. My setting in Godfall to ultraquality, I gained 50 fps, but my god, the picture quality was atrociously bad.


edit* Not as bad as I made it out to be. Had a weird bug where gfx settings seem to change when I enabled FSR.
Still a decline in quality which I can compare to DLSS 1.0 Metro Exodus days ( for those who saw that disaster) but im very VERY impressed with the fps gain.

Godfall is very well optimised. I had Raytracing on, and steady 150fps with FSR off. Enabled FSR and saw graphics decline but peaked at 205 fps at times in my mission room.

That said, Guru3D made some good comments on this new feature. Its not something that will last long. AMD need to get in on the deep learning asap.



Viewing Godfall through my monitor with HDR etc etc, its at times comparable to DLSS 1.0 sadly. But FSR does give a much better FPS boost than DLSS 1.0 did.


That said... im doing this with an Nvidia GPU so my opinion probably counts for very little here.
I have to strongly disagree on this being temporary. Why would we ever go back to giving up this free performance? When the tech will only get closer to the native thing for a lower cost as the techniques are adjusted (AMD has left a lot on the table by going for maximum generational cross-compatibility with their current approach) and where applicable NN models get more mature. It's a way to significantly increase efficiency with regards to power consumption, memory requirements, transistor budget, ect, it's essentially an extra layer of near-lossless full graphics pipeline compression, reducing the requirements of every stage and then expanding out at the end. Surely the more likely route is this becomes heavily integrated at a hardware level, and becomes ubiquitous in laptops and consoles.

This tech will also of course have a direct impact on lowering the cost of entry for GPUs and PC gaming, which would be indefinite, in the future, surely almost all low end gaming will use NN-upscailing, and with enough time it will surely become the sensible option in terms of graphics trade offs for everyone but those with the very top tier card of a generation, as this tech becoming the standard means devs can push games harder in other what will by then be more noticeable ways (More raytracing and so on)
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Old 23-06-21, 10:18 PM
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As much as it can work on Nvidia it's unfair to expect it to work as well as on AMD.

My CPU holds my card back a fair bit atm, but i gained 60fps over 1440p at max settings with DXR, really can't tell the difference at all. It needs more games and support but i feel it will spread faster than dlss did least in my view.

I would expect AMD to build on it going forward but for a first day it's really good and i'm not even a big fan of upscaling, but ultra quality is kinda a no brainer really turn it on and forget like most settings.

I'd say where dlss is better by a fair way is on the lower end of the settings like performance mode dlss does have the upper hand slightly there, the only real issue for AMD is that Nvidia have money and will throw it at devs to get exclusive dlss into games faster.

The only thing for me while the fps boost is nice and the render isn't noticable i actually get good fps anyways so it's not a huge need, but maybe further into my 6800XT's life span this can drag it out a fair bit longer if it's in enough games.
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Old 24-06-21, 07:02 AM
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I have to strongly disagree on this being temporary. Why would we ever go back to giving up this free performance? When the tech will only get closer to the native thing for a lower cost as the techniques are adjusted (AMD has left a lot on the table by going for maximum generational cross-compatibility with their current approach) and where applicable NN models get more mature. It's a way to significantly increase efficiency with regards to power consumption, memory requirements, transistor budget, ect, it's essentially an extra layer of near-lossless full graphics pipeline compression, reducing the requirements of every stage and then expanding out at the end. Surely the more likely route is this becomes heavily integrated at a hardware level, and becomes ubiquitous in laptops and consoles.

This tech will also of course have a direct impact on lowering the cost of entry for GPUs and PC gaming, which would be indefinite, in the future, surely almost all low end gaming will use NN-upscailing, and with enough time it will surely become the sensible option in terms of graphics trade offs for everyone but those with the very top tier card of a generation, as this tech becoming the standard means devs can push games harder in other what will by then be more noticeable ways (More raytracing and so on)
Because its temporary until AMD improve with a new feature. Free performance at the cost of graphical fidelity is not "that" appealing to me. I do favour FPS over fidelity, but from what I see so far, (not just my nvidia card but youtube comments and other reviews) the drop in visuals is extreme.

JohnnyGuru said it well

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We don't have to write pages full on AMD's new feature, FSR as a technology works. If you need faster framerates and apply it, this will absolutely help you boost your framerates. However it's a temporal scaler, and these have been around for years. These have built a reputation with compromises on image quality at some point in games. The tricky thing here is; some people will hate that, others would never even notice it. We feel the quality and Ultra quality modes are acceptable enough to use and read this line well. The performance and balanced modes are a downright offense to PC gamers.
This is why. It will serve as a feature until AMD get their hands on proper Deep learning. Once they have it, I think FSR will disappear from games and we will have AMD DL pushed to the masses as we did with DLSS.

Physx was once the next big thing pushed to many games and we all loved it, but hated its performance hit. Where is it now? Technology features evolve and things need to turn to legacy and then get dropped. That is where I see FSR going but only if AMD can find an answer to DLSS which is succeeding very well thanks to RTX Tensor cores.

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The only thing for me while the fps boost is nice and the render isn't noticable i actually get good fps anyways so it's not a huge need, but maybe further into my 6800XT's life span this can drag it out a fair bit longer if it's in enough games.
And this is what AMD/Nvidia dont really want. They need you to upgrade. Adding a feature that benefits the last 3 generations of GPUs allowing you to wait another 2 years before purchase doesn't help AMD very much.
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Warchild, PhysX is integrated into many game engines as there physics pipeline, to be fair. It's evolved a lot. I don't think it's a good comparison, though doesn't invalidate your opinion.

AMD just needed to say they had a competitive answer even though it's not ideal. It's just a marketing ploy while they work on something better.
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Warchild, PhysX is integrated into many game engines as there physics pipeline, to be fair. It's evolved a lot. I don't think it's a good comparison, though doesn't invalidate your opinion.

AMD just needed to say they had a competitive answer even though it's not ideal. It's just a marketing ploy while they work on something better.

Yes so PhysX turned into legacy tech in the background that we have no control over. Think back to Batman (Arkham asylum i think?) we had control over PhysX quality or even to turn it off. I think Havok (may it R.I.P) handled PhsyX extremely well as it as a puff piece for the tech feature. Maybe I just worded things badly. Point I was trying to make is that FSR is just an old feature redeployed to show AMD that they are making an effort to answer to DLSS and that it is not really something they want to heavily invest into. Deep learning AI is where it is at.

That said though, the FPS increase is a whopping value. If you consider my Godfall test was on Max settings and raytracing to full. Jumping an extra 50fps is an achievement. The downside is the whopping drop in graphical quality at times. And do not even think about running performance FSR. You might as well have 20/20 vision and borrow someones long sighted glasses and look at the game through those lens, that is how it looks.
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Because its temporary until AMD improve with a new feature. Free performance at the cost of graphical fidelity is not "that" appealing to me. I do favour FPS over fidelity, but from what I see so far, (not just my nvidia card but youtube comments and other reviews) the drop in visuals is extreme.

JohnnyGuru said it well



This is why. It will serve as a feature until AMD get their hands on proper Deep learning. Once they have it, I think FSR will disappear from games and we will have AMD DL pushed to the masses as we did with DLSS.

Physx was once the next big thing pushed to many games and we all loved it, but hated its performance hit. Where is it now? Technology features evolve and things need to turn to legacy and then get dropped. That is where I see FSR going but only if AMD can find an answer to DLSS which is succeeding very well thanks to RTX Tensor cores.



And this is what AMD/Nvidia dont really want. They need you to upgrade. Adding a feature that benefits the last 3 generations of GPUs allowing you to wait another 2 years before purchase doesn't help AMD very much.
AMDs current technique specifically avoided "proper" deep learning as a key to its success. Maybe eventually they will make version using neural nets for limited scenarios, but that wouldn't have met their design goals for FSR at all. AMD managing to make FSR run entirely as a shader is why it has insane cross compatibility, and is so simple to implement, and why those of us with NVidia GPUs might soon frequently find FSR to be our only available option in many titles that would otherwise never be able to or find it cost effective to implement DLSS.

The issue of FSR is not whether it looks as good as native, its whether it looks better than using a scaled down resolution normally, as this is the scenario it will be deployed most heavily, running high res/framerates with low end cards.
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