AMD FSR has been revealed as a new tech that could compete with Nvidia's DLSS, and it could one day bring some serious competition to games on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Computex 2021 kicked off yesterday, debuting a bunch of cool new tech for PC enthusiasts and gamers alike. This trade show largely focuses on the information and communication technology industry, but we'll occasionally learn about some neat new stuff in the gaming world — and that's exactly what happened. Aside from the reveal of the new AMD RX 6000M chips, we've also learned a bit more about the rumored AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution technology.
Will AMD FSR Come to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S?
Let's get the big bugbear out of the way: AMD FSR has not yet been officially announced for consoles. That said, it doesn't look like there's anything stopping it from launching on that platform eventually, and that could mean that Nvidia DLSS is going to be getting some competition.
"[...] AMD has delivered another amazing platform-agnostic feature that’s easy for developers to implement and provides the Godfall community with higher performance at higher resolutions with all of the bells and whistles, including raytracing, cranked way up." – Keith Lee, CEO of Godfall developer Counterplay Games
As part of the Computex presentation, AMD had a short segment about how AMD FSR can improve performance in games on the same hardware. It began with showing off a 59% improvement in framerate for Godfall on an AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, jumping from 49 FPS to 78FPS through the use of AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution tech. What was a bit more surprising, however, is that AMD also showed off the tech working on a competitor's card — it boosted Godfall's framerate by 41%, from 27 FPS to 38 FPS.
Aside from working on the competitor's card, there's a good chance that this tech could make its way to consoles. As Bloomberg reports, the anticipated new Nintendo Switch will feature Nvidia chips capable of supporting Nvidia's competing FPS-boosting tech DLSS. This is, after all, specialized software that utilizes modern hardware to squeeze more power out of your graphics card — there's no reason it can't come to consoles. Adding to the possibility is a rather important fact: AMD makes the chips for both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X|S.
So, will we see AMD FSR on consoles? There's no official nod just yet, but it's certainly an exciting possibility for making next-gen games look even better. AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution will officially launch on June 22, 2021; you can read more about this interesting new technology on its official website.
Do you think AMD FSR can compete with Nvidia's DLSS? What console games do you think need a boost in graphics performance? Let us know in the comments below!