Hot on the heels of God of War, Farming Simulator 22 and Deathloop, a further 16 titles have been added to the budding list of games touting full support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 (FSR 2.0) upscaling technology.
Following the launch of FSR 2.0 on Arkane Studios’ Deathloop, AMD was keen to point out the performance benefits of its DLSS-rivalling tech in both God of War and Farming Simulator 22. The list of supported titles has now grown to include the likes of Abyss World, Hitman 3, Super People, and The Callisto Protocol, all of which should benefit from close-to-native image quality while maintaining a higher performance level.
For existing FSR 2.0 games, AMD reports the following improvements:
- In God of War using an RX 6950 XT at 4K Ultra settings plus FSR 2.0 Quality mode, average FPS improved by 25 per cent (from 66 to 83 FPS). While in Performance mode, FPS improved by 45 per cent (from 66 to 96 FPS).
- In God of War using an RX 6750 XT at 4K Ultra settings plus FSR 2.0 Quality mode, average FPS improved by 28 per cent (from 42 to 54 FPS). While in Performance mode, FPS improved by 50 per cent (from 42 to 63 FPS).
- In Farming Simulator 22 using an RX 6750 XT at 4K Very-High settings plus FSR 2.0 Quality mode, average FPS improved by 15 per cent (from 107 to 124 FPS). While in Performance mode, FPS improved by 36 per cent (from 107 to 146 FPS).
- In Farming Simulator 22 using an RX 6650 XT at 4K Very-High settings plus FSR 2.0 Quality mode, average FPS improved by 10 per cent (from 85 to 94 FPS). While in Performance mode, FPS improved by 35 per cent (from 85 to 115 FPS).
Besides Deathloop, God of War and Farming Simulator 22, the full list of games integrating FSR 2.0 now includes 16 further titles; Abyss World, Asterigos, Delysium, EVE Online, Forspoken, Grounded, Hitman 3, Microsoft Flight Simulator, NiShuiHan, Overprime, Perfect World Remake, Rescue Party: Live!, Super People, Swordsman Remake, The Callisto Protocol, and Unknown 9: Awakening.
For those who only have FSR 1.0 compatible GPUs, AMD has updated the supported game list which now includes Arma Reforger, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dolmen, Hitman 3, iRacing, Project Xandata, Raji: An Ancient Epic Enhanced Edition, Sniper Elite 5, The Elder Scrolls Online, and V Rising.
AMD FSR and Nvidia DLSS image upscaling technologies aim to improve performance by rendering games at lower resolutions before reconstructing each frame to the native resolution. While faster to implement, FSR 1.0 only uses data from the present frame which may cause artefacts (like ghosting) when moving in game. FSR 2.0 on the other hand (like DLSS) uses temporal data plus motion vectors to rebuild an image with much higher quality and stability (less flickering) without needing AI.
Needless to say that for games supporting both FSR technologies such as Hitman 3, users should opt for the newer FSR 2.0 to get the best image quality.
As time goes by it is hoped more developers will choose FSR thanks to its wider compatibility and ease of integration in game engines compared to DLSS, which remains exclusive to Nvidia GPUs. The upscaling wars are only getting started, mind, and we’ve yet to see how Intel’s take on upscaling pans out.