AMD officially confirms VSR support for Radeon R9 300 and R7 300 graphics cards

Published: Jun 8th 2015, 19:05 GMT

AMD Virtual Super Resolution May 2015 Radeon 300

AMD officially confirms in the latest presentation for its partners that Radeon R9 390(X), R9 380, R7 370 and Radeon R7 360 will support VSR.

AMD Virtual Super Resolution to be supported by R9 300 and R7 300 Radeon series

The technology that is either called Virtual Screen Resolution or Virtual Super Resolution will soon be supported across (almost) the whole Radeon 300 series. All cards except entry-level GPUs will support VSR.

The technology that was first turned by NVIDIA from the 3rd party modifications into new product, will soon became mainstream feature for almost all current graphics cards from both manufactures.

AMD had to step in with the support for more models, as NVIDIA’s DSR is already widely supported feature (list of supported GPUs). Although AMD quickly copied the idea of virtual oversampling, it would only be supported by Radeon R9 290 and R9 285 series at the time. Those two graphics processors will also be used in Radeon 300 series, so seeing Radeon R9 390 and R9 380 on support list is not surprising.

What is also not surprising, but definitely interesting, is that AMD managed to include Bonaire and Pitcairn-based Radeon R7 360 and R7 370 series to this list. VSR is without a doubt much easier to implement than all in-house features like FreeSync or TrueAudio, so I wouldn’t see this as an indicator for other technology to be ported into new series, but hopefully I’m wrong.

What I expect to see is wider virtual resolution support for Hawaii-based products. Right now only R9 285 supports virtual 4k rendering:

VSR support

Current VSR support

AMD Virtual Screen Resolution May 2015 Radeon 300

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