Intel Video Super Resolution
The Super Resolution tech not just for GeForce RTX graphics.
Intel is also working on their own super resolution tech for video in Chromium browsers. We have already seen traces of such technology being referenced by Intel engineers for Chromium development, but it wasn’t exactly clear how and if it even works.
As it turns out, the technology is already enabled for certain Intel GPUs, but it is not officially supported yet and requires a manual change to be enabled. That said, there is no magic switch in the Intel graphics control panel, but a command that can be input for Chrome.
The technology support will depend on the architecture, but it is reportedly enabled for 10th Gen Core and newer integrated GPUs. Moreover, it also works for Intel Arc, so the quality and performance will likely depend on the hardware. As for requirements, Chrome needs to be at least of a version 109 (so older than what is required for NVIDIA), hardware acceleration has to be enabled for Chrome and a compatible GPU must be present. Then a special command needs to be added to the app shortcut:
We had no success enabling this on Tiger Lake iGPU, but other users were more lucky. Here are some examples of Intel VSR working for various video sources (Twitch, Bilibili):
The results may vary depending on a video source and GPU processing power. Thus far, VSR technology for video shows visible power increase for GPUs, so it may not always justify the use.
It is important to remember that VSR is not officially supported by Intel, and therefore we strongly recommend waiting for official support. As a matter of fact, the company has not even confirmed that such a feature is planned.