One of the big perks of AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) feature is that it’s open source, and modders have taken advantage of that. By using an FSR config file from another game, a fan can add FSR to Grand Theft Auto V, and the results are impressive.
Redditor and modder NarutoUA1337 showed off their work on an AMD subreddit. The video above shows the difference in quality between the different modes, but doesn’t show any difference in performance. Video looks great, but high-resolution screenshots comparing the quality modes show a big loss in image quality, which is typical of FSRs in more extreme modes.
Alternative mods car theft 5internal upgrade tool with FSR. While it’s not quite as impressive as games that support FSR, the mod shows a lot of promise for the future. FSR uses spatial upscaling to increase performance in games running at high resolutions. It’s similar to Nvidia’s DLSS upscaling, although DLSS uses AI to enhance the image.
FSR is open source, unlike DLSS. AMD has yet to release this feature through its Open GPU platform. AMD says it will launch mid-July. Instead, the modder borrowed precompiled shaders from another FSR-enabled title and used them to implement the feature in Car theft 5.
The mod is available on Github, although we recommend caution if you choose to download it. In addition to the security risk, some users have reported issues on certain hardware. As always with mods, this implementation has not been endorsed or verified by AMD or Rockstar Games.
However, it shows a promising future for FSR. The fact that a modder can easily add it to a game before Open source is already available say volume. In the future, we might see a list of community-provided FSR implementations alongside AMD’s official list, and that’s interesting.
However, going down this rabbit hole can cause more problems with the FSR. As the comparison screenshot shows, this fan implementation isn’t as polished as games with native support. Open source software is great for bringing features to the masses, but it doesn’t always come with the same oversight as a proprietary tool.