AMD presenting its latest research results for image upscaling for games
At Game Developer Conference 2022, AMD will be hosting a series of sponsored sessions covering various topic of graphics in games.
During one of the sessions titled “Next-Generation Image Upscaling for Games” will present AMD’s latest research results in image upscaling technology and explain how this improves gaming experience. It should be noted though, that nowhere does AMD mention FSR or machine learning.
Update: as it turns out, AMD Is indeed showcasing FSR 2.0 at GDC 2022.
Those expecting demos or even teasers of the FSR 2.0 (FidelityFX Super Resolution) should probably lower their expectations. While AMD did mention that FSR will evolve and at some point we should expect a new version, we are now half-a-year away from AMD RDNA3 launch. This architecture should have dedicated GPU units for more sophisticated image upscaling acceleration.
AMD FSR 1.0 launch was rather successful and has seen implementation in a large number of games, mainly because AMD open-sourced the code for all game developers to use. However, AMD now feels pressure not only from NVIDIA whose AI-based DLSS 2.0 is still better at lower resolutions, but also from Intel who are to launch its XeSS upscaling later this year.
AMD Next-Generation Image Upscaling for Games, Source: GDC
Furthermore, AMD is yet to launch its Radeon Super Resolution technology, basically FSR but for all games on a driver-level. Despite January announcement, AMD has not yet confirmed when RSR will become available.
|AMD GDC 2022 Sponsored Sessions|
|A Guided Tour of Blackreef: Rendering Technologies in Deathloop||Lou Kramer (AMD), Gilles Marion (Arkane Lyon)||March 23rd|
|Next-Generation Image Upscaling for Games||Thomas Arcila (AMD), Colin Riley (AMD)||March 23rd|
|Performant Reflective Beauty: Hybrid Raytracing with Far Cry 6||Stephanie Brenham (Ubisoft), Ihor Szlachtycz (AMD)||March 23rd|
|Ray Tracing Performance Revealed. How to optimize your game with the Radeon™ Developer Tool Suite||Chris Hesik (AMD), Can Alper (AMD)||March 23rd|
|AMD Ryzen™ Processor Software Optimization||Ken Mitchell (AMD)||March 23rd|
|Breaking Down the World of Athia: The Technologies of Forspoken||Aurelien Serandour (AMD), Teppei Ono (Luminous Productions)||March 23rd|