AMD confirms FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 (FSR3) will be open source

Published: Mar 24th 2023, 18:20 GMT   Comments

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 gets a GDC 2023 tease

At Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2023, the AMD software engineering team is sharing the first details on the next upscaling technology.

The AMD GDC briefing on FSR3 does not give all the answers yet. The technology is still under active development and there is not even a release date when it might become officially available. Nevertheless, the successor to FSR2 and highly anticipated competitor to DLSS3 might be the most important technology AMD will release this year.

Despite the announcement nearly 4 months ago, it is clear that AMD still has a long way before it can ship the technology that relies on frame interpolation, just like NVIDIA DLSS3. However, AMD might have an ace up their sleeve and that’s support for more than just one GPU architecture. This was indicated by Azor Frank in November last year, but the GDC update provided no further comments on this subject.

Instead, gamers and game developers can learn that the AMD software team is aiming at 2x performance compared to FSR 2.0. Such a boost would be possible thanks to a higher number of pixels generated through interpolated frames.

AMD FSR 3 at GDC2023, Source: AMD

AMD expects FSR 3.0 gameplay to be a smoother experience over FSR 2.0. The company is putting great effort on reducing latency, which is the key in achieving the best gaming experience. Furthermore, AMD wants to make the FSR2 to FSR3 upgrade path as easy as possible. This would undoubtedly have a considerable impact on how quickly the third gen FSR is adopted.

More importantly, AMD confirms that FSR 3 will be open source through the MIT license. This means that third upscaling tech from AMD will be free to grab and easily editable by anyone. Once FSR3 is ready, the company is likely to release samples and full documentation. Once this happens, NVIDIA DLSS3 games may quickly start seeing FSR3 mods, just like they did with DLSS2/FSR2.

FSR 3 will be available to developers under an open-source MIT license to provide optimal integration and flexibility.


AMD FSR 3 at GDC2023, Source: AMD

Source: GPUOpen via Phoronix, TechPowerUP

Comment Policy
  1. Comments must be written in English and should not exceed 1000 characters.
  2. Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic. Discussions about politics are not allowed on this website.
  3. Comments and usernames containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
  4. Comments complaining about the post subject or its source will be removed.
  5. A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban. In addition, please note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will result in a ban without warning.
  6. VideoCardz has never been sponsored by AMD, Intel, or NVIDIA. Users claiming otherwise will be banned.
  7. VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  8. If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
Hide Comment Policy