As video game graphics continue to advance, so do the demands on hardware. The latest and greatest games require powerful computers with the most up-to-date graphics cards to deliver the best possible experience. However, not everyone can afford to upgrade their computer hardware regularly. Fortunately, there is another way to achieve better performance without breaking the bank. AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.2 is an upscaling algorithm that allows gamers to improve their gaming experience without purchasing new hardware.
FSR 2.2 is now available to game developers, and they can integrate it into their games to offer improved performance to their players. The API and source code are available on AMD’s GPUOpen website, which makes it easier for developers to access and integrate the technology. This should pave the way for more games to offer this impressive upscaling technology in 2023.
One of the benefits of FSR 2.2 is its universal upscaling algorithm that works on any graphics card, providing an increase in performance with minimal impact on overall image quality. FSR 2.2 brings improvements to the “High-Velocity Ghosting” issue, which was most prevalent in racing games. Forza Horizon 5, F1 22, and Need for Speed Unbound are among the first three games that have implemented FSR 2.2.
FSR 2.2 also brings with it all the benefits of FSR 2.0, such as a new temporal algorithm that eliminates the need for TAA. When FSR 2.2 was tested in F1 22, there was an 11% increase in performance compared to the same run with FSR 1.0 enabled, and minor improvements were made to the game’s looks. This shows the potential for FSR 2.2 to improve the gaming experience for players.
The availability of an easily accessible API means that more game developers can integrate FSR into their games, making it more widely supported. While integrating this kind of functionality into a game still takes time and effort, FSR’s availability as a tool with lots of information on how to get it working properly will encourage developers to take a look. Modders can also take advantage of these free FSR files to improve game performance.
As more game developers begin to support FSR, it is expected that more games will launch with FSR 2.2 support. AMD has said that it has 250 available or upcoming games with FSR, and there is even a list of all the FSR 2 games. This growing support is good news for gamers who are looking for a way to improve their gaming experience without having to purchase new hardware.
In conclusion, FSR 2.2 is an impressive technology that game developers can use to improve the gaming experience for their players. As more game developers begin to support it, FSR will become more widely available and more accessible to gamers. With FSR, gamers can expect better performance without breaking the bank.