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FSR 2.0: New Radeon driver with significantly better performance






With its new Radeon driver, the manufacturer AMD promises a significant increase in gaming performance.

Usually, new graphics card drivers only provide general support for new games or fix bugs in earlier versions. However, the manufacturer AMD also promises a significantly increased performance in games for its upcoming Radeon driver. With the same resolution, players should get more frames per second without the image quality becoming visibly worse. Nvidia has already shown with its DLSS 2.0 technology that such a performance boost is possible with a driver.

Fidelity FX Super Resolution 2.0

AMD has a very similar technique called FSR (Fidelity FX Super Resolution) up its sleeve that is set to be updated to version 2.0 in the upcoming driver. FSR ensures that the image is calculated in a lower resolution and then scaled up. As a result, less computing power is required, but the image quality should hardly suffer visibly.

Details tomorrow

According to Videocardz, AMD wants to introduce the new version 2.0 of FSR tomorrow. AMD shares in the meantime

on twitter
announced that the new driver would “change the nature of the game”. At the Game Developers Conference 2022, which starts on March 23, AMD could then present the technology in more detail. According to an internal slide, FSR 2.0 should deliver similar or even better image quality. Compared to the FSR 1.0, the image quality is better at all resolutions and quality settings. Dedicated machine learning hardware is not necessary for this. Nvidia, on the other hand, requires a Geforce graphics card from the RTX 2000 series for DLSS. However, like DLSS, FSR must be supported by the respective game.

AMD FSR and Nvidia DLSS in direct performance and quality comparison

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