Through the use of Radeon Super Resolution, your Radeon RDNA GPU is now capable of upscale virtually any game to a higher resolution. Radeon Super Resolution is now available with the most recent AMD Software Adrenalin Edition drivers, allowing you to enjoy its benefits. An entirely new set of driver features for AMD’s AMD Radeon Software or, to be more accurate, the AMD Software, as it is now referred to has been made available for the company’s graphics processing unit.
After concluding that the application and driver bundle is intended to be used by more than just AMD’s graphics products, AMD has decided to remove the Radeon component from the package temporarily. While the Adrenalin Edition has been in existence since 2017, it continues to be referred to as such. However, this is a moot point given that it has been the Adrenalin Edition since 2017.
When it comes to this new driver package, though, there’s something much more exciting to discuss: In a first for the graphics card industry, AMD has fully incorporated Radeon Super Resolution (RSR) into its drivers, which is a first for the company. A new generation of FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology, which AMD is now rolling out to give broad compatibility for a wide range of games, is intended to complement existing FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology, which is more focused and game-specific.
RSR, in its most basic form, makes an attempt to improve the visual aspect of your game based on the information you offer it. Like any other upscaling method, the key to getting the best performance out of it is to lower the resolution of your game in order to increase frame rates, and then to make that lower resolution image appear better than it would otherwise be feasible.
As a result, sustaining performance and quality involves a delicate balancing act on a regular basis.
When it comes to RSR, however, the option on whether to favor performance above quality or the other way around is mostly up to the individual. All you have to do is enable RSR in the latest Radeon drivers (under Settings, then Graphics), drop your in-game resolution to a level lower than your native monitor resolution, and then sit back and let RSR take care of the rest!
It is possible to tell if RSR is operational by looking for a small green tick to the right of the relevant option in the AMD Software application. When you make a change to the resolution in-game, a little pop-up notice will display to alert you that the adjustment is currently in effect. It is, however, only present for a brief amount of time before disappearing.
AMD claims that RSR is compatible with “thousands of games” because it is not a game-specific algorithm. AMD asserts that RSR is not a game-specific algorithm. If, like me, your current favorite game does not support any form of upscaling technology, having this feature is a very helpful feature to have available.
A caution should be noted, however: RSR is only supported on graphics cards from the RX 5000 series or newer. For the purposes of determining the amount of quality we’re dealing with, I put the feature through its paces in Hunt: Showdown, and I have to say that it’s rather pleasant if you don’t push it too hard in terms of performance.
Despite the fact that it appears to be best in motion, I snapped a few screenshots at various resolutions with and without RSR enabled to give you a better idea of what you might expect to see. A great deal of sharpening has definitely been done to give the impression of clean lines and to remove some of the awful blurriness that comes with moving around at a resolution that is significantly lower than the native resolution. You’ll have to take your time to truly appreciate it, as you will with the previous two.
Performance-wise, as you might anticipate, the downscale to 1440p results in a considerable increase in frame rates above native 4K, by around 48 percent, compared to the original resolution. The performance of your computer will improve by around 31% when you choose 1800p.
AMD has disclosed the results of their testing with the RX 6800 XT, and the company estimates that you can expect a 15–30 percent increase in frame rate when moving from 4K to 1800p resolution while using the card. It’s vital to remember that there’s more to choosing the lowest feasible resolution than simply selecting the lowest available.
I wouldn’t normally drop my resolution to 1440p on a daily basis, and I certainly wouldn’t do it on a laptop. The very least I’ll do for Hunt: Showdown is experiment with 3200 x 1800 resolution to see how it works (and this may differ from game-to-game). This, in my opinion, is the optimal compromise between quality and performance.
Although AMD no longer recommends that you use FSR whenever it is available in compatible games in order to have the best possible experience, this is still the case even if you are using an Nvidia graphics card to play games on your computer. As an AMD-only solution, RSR is implemented as a driver-based solution; however, FSR is embedded within the game and maybe activated on nearly any contemporary GPU, regardless of manufacturer.
In the case of an Nvidia card, if you don’t have access to FSR or Deep Learning Super Sampling (Nvidia’s proprietary upscaler), you could always enable Nvidia Image Scaling (NIS), which is similar to RSR, or Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution (DLDSR), which is only available on RTX cards, in the GeForce drivers.
Out of consideration for the fact that there are so many initialisms being thrown around these days, the advantage of employing RSR is that you can just leave it turned on and only activate it when you require that extra boost in performance. To accomplish this, you just lower your screen resolution, which effectively eliminates some of the disadvantages of doing so while maintaining others. It is appealing to me to come up with such a basic solution.
If you have an AMD graphics card, you may start testing RSR right away by obtaining the most recent AMD Software drivers from the AMD website. If you don’t have an AMD graphics card, you can download the most recent AMD Software drivers from the AMD website. Version 22.3.1 is the one you’re looking for, according to the documentation. The support for RSR is part of a larger package of advancements that AMD has been working on for some time.
Thanks to the new AMD Link technology, you can now play with more of your pals because it now supports both Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. Additionally, a new and improved notification system, as well as an upgraded user interface, are included. There have been a few new menus and buttons added here and there, despite the fact that the graphics have not altered significantly.