AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.2: What’s New and Why You Should Care
If you are a gamer who wants to enjoy high-resolution gaming with smooth framerates, you might have heard of AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), AMD’s advanced cross-platform temporal upscaling technology that boosts performance and image quality in supported games12. But did you know that AMD has recently released FSR 2.2, the latest update to this technology, which brings further quality enhancements and wider adoption? Here’s what you need to know about FSR 2.2 and why you should care.
What is FSR 2.2?
FSR 2.2 is the latest update to AMD’s FSR technology, which was first launched in June 2021 with FSR 1.03. FSR is a type of rendering technique that looks to boost framerates in games and enable quality high-resolution gaming by rendering at a lower resolution and then using a spatial upscaling filter to reconstruct a higher-resolution image4. It’s also a rival to Nvidia’s DLSS, though the two differ quite a bit in how they function.
FSR Improvements overtime
FSR 2.0 was released in October 2021 with improved image quality and performance over FSR 1.0.
FSR 2.0 introduced a new temporal feedback pass that leverages information from previous frames to reduce aliasing and artifacts. It also added support for HDR10 displays and variable refresh rate monitors.
FSR 2.1 was released in December 2021 with further image quality improvements over FSR 2.0.
FSR 2.1 added an adaptive sharpening filter that adjusts the amount of sharpening based on the content of each frame. It also reduced ghosting on fast-moving objects by using motion vectors to track their movement across frames.
FSR 2.2 is the latest update to FSR technology, which was announced on February 21, 2023 by AMD at its Radeon Technology Showcase event. FSR 2.2 builds upon the improved upscaling image quality provided by FSR 2.1, delivering further quality enhancements to alleviate ghosting on fast-moving objects by using more accurate motion vectors and applying temporal feedback only when needed.
Why should you care about FSR 2.2?
FSR 2.2 is designed to deliver incredible image quality and help boost framerates in supported games by intelligently upscaling lower-resolution images to higher resolutions without sacrificing detail or clarity.
Along with that, it is compatible with a wide range of graphics cards, including AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs with AMD Smart Access Memory technology enabled for even better performance, and it also works with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series GPUs and above, so you can enjoy this technology regardless of your GPU brand.
But what’s new in FSR 2.2? And why should gamers care? Here are some of the key features and benefits of FSR 2.2:
- Improved image quality: FSR 2.2 upgrades the already improved upscaling image quality of FSR 2.1 with further enhancements such as reduced ghosting artifacts, improved edge reconstruction, better handling of high-contrast scenes, and more. These improvements result in sharper and more natural-looking images that are closer to native resolution quality.
- More supported games: FSR 2.0 launched with support for seven games back in June 2021, but since then it has expanded to over 50 supported games as of December 2021. Some of the latest additions include DEATHLOOP, Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, Resident Evil Village, Far Cry 6, Battlefield 2042, and more! You can find the full list of supported games in AMD’s website.
- More developer tools: AMD has also released new developer tools to help game developers integrate FSR into their games more easily and efficiently. These tools include an updated version of GPUOpen’s open-source library that implements FSR functionality, a new Unreal Engine plugin that simplifies adding FSR support to Unreal Engine projects, a new Unity plugin that enables adding FSR support to Unity projects, and a new Godot plugin that allows adding FSR support to Godot projects.
AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 is an amazing technology that can enhance your gaming experience with stunning graphics and smooth performance across a wide range of games and graphics cards.
If you want to try it out for yourself, you can download the latest AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver from here: https://www.amd.com/en/support