After it was revealed that AMD’s competitor to Nvidia’s DLSS technology would arrive on the company’s PC graphics cards later this month via a software update, it has now been confirmed that the company The company’s graphics-enhancing technology will also appear on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. Called FidelityFX Super Resolution, the technology can deliver better GPU performance, frame rates, and more. improved images and even better resolution capabilities.
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed IGN that FidelityFX Super Resolution is coming to Xbox, recognizing the potential of AMD technology to increase frame rates and resolutions. However, the company did not provide specific information on when the update will arrive for console gamers.
Neither AMD nor Microsoft have published detailed benchmarks of the effects or performance improvements that FidelityFX will deliver on the Xbox Series X and S platforms.
Like Nvidia DLSS, AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution is a supersampling technology that promises to deliver better picture quality when playing video games without significantly reducing frame rate performance. On Nvidia’s second-generation RTX platform, ray tracing performance has been significantly improved with DLSS enabled.
“AMD FidelityFX is our open source collection of optimized visual technologies that make it easy for developers to implement high-quality effects and optimizations that make games look great while providing best balance of performance and visual fidelity,” AMD said of its technology in a blog post.
FidelityFX will come with four image enhancement modes, including Ultra Quality, Quality, Balanced and Performance. AMD is making FidelityFX Super Resolution an open source technology so it will be compatible with the company’s Radeon GPUs as well as cards from rival Nvidia.
The news of FidelityFX Super Resolution coming to Microsoft’s gaming console is an exciting one, as AMD is expanding its RDNA 2 architecture to more platforms. In addition to being supported on the latest Radeon RX 6000 series PC cards and Microsoft consoles, the graphics microarchitecture is also found on Sony’s PlayStation 5. It’s unclear if FidelityFX will be coming to consoles. Sony when and when.
More recently, AMD confirmed that its graphics architecture will power Tesla’s infotainment system, and it will head to mobile later this year through a partnership. with Samsung. This means that Samsung’s new Exynos Arm-based processor will come with integrated RDNA 2 graphics, a move that could allow the company’s PC, smartphone and tablet products to better compete with Apple’s Arm-based processors, like the M1 CPU on the Mac.
The main difference between Nvidia DLSS and AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution is that the former requires machine learning and the use of artificial intelligence to enhance images in video game scenes, making lower resolution graphics more visible. more detailed. Nvidia’s reliance on AI means little GPU power is needed to achieve this magic.
AMD’s solution, on the other hand, requires no machine learning and is open source to work with more graphics cards. FidelityFX will support variable-scale shading, contrast-adaptive sharpening, blurring, and parallelization to improve image quality. FidelityFX will be supported in 35 games at launch, the company said.