AMD brings Fluid Motion Frames to its Radeon GPU drivers with version 24.1.1
AMD Software 24.1.1 delivers major feature improvements for Radeon Users
As promised, AMD’s Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF) technology has exited beta with the release of AMD Software Adrenalin Edition 24.1.1. With this new driver update, AMD has delivered several new features to Radeon GPU users, including AMD Video Upscaling, improved video decoding, and more.
This new driver from AMD also supports the company’s new Radeon RX 7600 XT graphics card, and adds game-specific optimisations for Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and TEKKEN 8.
What is AMD Fluid Motion Frames?
With Fluid Motion Frames, AMD will be utilising their AMD Software driver stack to bring Frame Generation to all DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games. This driver-level option is something that none of their competitors currently offer, making this technology an AMD-only feature. This technology requires no developer support, though there will be games where the technology may not work correctly.
AMD’s AFMF technology is a driver-level feature. As such, it does not have direct access to game data. FidelityFX Super Resolution 3.0’s direct integration into games gives it access to more game data. This additional data allows FSR 3 to generate more accurate frames. This makes FSR 3’s Frame Generation preferrable to AMD’s Fluid Motion Frames technique.
The advantage of AMD’s AFMF technology is that it supports all DirectX 11 and all DirectX 12 games. Game developers don’t need to do anything to support AMD’s Fluid Motion Frames tech. This allows AMD’s AFMF technology to be used in older games, and in games where official FSR 3 patches are unlikely. However, the downside is that AFMF may not work well with all PC games, given its driver-based nature with limited access to game data.
New Feature Highlights
- New Game Support
- Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth
- TEKKEN 8
- New Product Support
- AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT
- AMD Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF) – Boost FPS up to 97% for a smoother gaming experience by adding frame generation technology to any DirectX 11 and 12 game.
- AFMF improves performance by adding frame generation technology to AMD Radeon 700M, RX 6000, and RX 7000 series GPUs for notebook and desktop platforms.
- Up to 97% average increase in performance across select titles at 1080p resolution when AMD Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF) is ON and upscaled with FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 (FSR 2) at Quality Mode, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 24.1.1 on the Radeon RX 7600XT GPU, versus when AFMF and FSR 2 upscaling are OFF.
- Up to 103% average increase in performance across select titles at 1440p resolution when AMD Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF) is ON and upscaled with FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 (FSR 2) at Quality Mode, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 24.1.1 on the Radeon RX 7600XT GPU, versus when AFMF and FSR 2 upscaling are OFF.
- AFMF preserves image quality by dynamically disabling frame generation during fast visual motion.
- AMD Video Upscaling – Advanced video upscale algorithm to improve video playback image quality for AMD Radeon RX 7000 desktop series GPUs.
- AMD Video Upscaling can be enabled within the Graphics tab to enjoy improved sharpness and clarity, for DirectX 11 applications such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Media Player, with resolution support up to 4K.
- For more instructions on how to enable upscaling, please ensure that your version of AMD Software is up to date, and learn more HERE!
- Additional Video Improvements
- Content Adaptive Machine Learning (CAML) text detection has been updated to support up to 4K gaming for even greater clarity.
- Various encoding support within AMD Software including AVC, HEVC and AV1 codecs have undergone additional optimizations to improve video encode quality.
- AMD continues to work with partners to implement video enhancements into 3rd party apps; more updates to follow in upcoming drivers.
- AMD Smart Technology Tab – Access the suite of great A+A features from one convenient location to maximize the power of your AMD-powered system.
- AMD Assistant – Automatically enable or disable AMD Software features based on various situations for improved performance or battery life.
- Additional OS Feature Support
- Support for Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling has been expanded to Radeon RX 7600 series GPUs on Windows 11 version 22H2 and newer. Click HERE for more information.
What to Know
- AMD Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF)
- AFMF can be enabled for any DirectX 11 and 12 title using HYPR-RX.
- AFMF may introduce additional latency to games and may not offer the optimal experience for fast-paced competitive titles. AFMF is recommended to be combined with AMD Radeon Anti-Lag to reduce in-game latency while maintaining a minimum in-game fps of 60.
- Due to the potential latency impact of AFMF, it must be manually enabled in the per-game settings for certain fast-paced competitive titles, even if AFMF wasÂ already enabled globally. GamersÂ are free to enable AFMF in these titles based on their preference and gameplay style, however, they may not experience optimal performanceÂ â specifically at lower frame rates.
- AFMF may be enabled or disabled on the fly using the default hotkey of Alt-Shift-G.
- AFMF currently requires the game to be played in fullscreen mode with VSYNC disabled.
- For better compatibility with borderless-fullscreen titles, Windows 11 users can enable “Optimizations for windowed games”.
- For a better visual experience, AFMF is recommended to be used with variable refresh rate enabled.
- Users can check AFMF’s frame generation status using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition’s in-game overlay.
- AFMF adds frame generation technology to boost FPS outside the gameâs engine. Users can use AMD Software Performance Metrics Overlay to see the resulting FPS.
- Support for third-party performance monitoring tools is not available at this moment.
- For systems setup using Hybrid Graphics (such as laptops featuring an integrated and discrete GPU), AFMF must be supported on the displaying GPU to be activated.
- Stay tuned for future enhancements and innovations coming to HYPR-RX with AFMF, focusing on elevating image quality, smoothness, and latency. Enjoy gaming with HYPR-RX.
AMD Video Upscaling
- AMD Video Upscaling can be enabled for most DirectX 11 applications to improve image quality. However, certain applications such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge may require an additional step to activate AMD Video Upscaling.
- For Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, ‘Media Foundation for Clear’ must be enabled. This setting can be configured in the browser settings accessed through chrome://flags/ or edge://flags/.
- Users have the flexibility to adjust the level of sharpness added by AMD Video Upscaling using the slider located within the Graphics tab.
- AMD Technical Preview Driver
- Users had the opportunity to get an early look of AFMF through the AMD Technical Preview Drivers and provide their feedback to build and refine the feature. The feedback received through our online communities and AMD Bug Report Tool helped create a more stable experience for AFMF in AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 24.1.1.
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- Performance drop may be observed in some DirectML workloads.
- Intermittent grey screen after driver upgrade with certain monitors (such as Nixeus NX-EDG274K) on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
- Graphics API metric may show as N/A in certain UWP applications.
- Heavy stuttering may be experienced while playing Warframe and loading into a new area or starting a mission.
- Black artifacts may be observed in smoke effects while playing Call of DutyÂ®: Modern WarfareÂ® III.
- Black texture flickering may be observed while playing Starfield on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon RX 5600 XT.
- Intermittent install failure may be observed when using the factory reset setting.
- Deathloop may experience extended loading times on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon RX 6900 XT. [Resolution targeted for 24.2.1]
- Dead Space may experience an application crash after enabling RTAO on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon RX 6800.
- Excessive stuttering may be experienced when first playing a match in Overwatch 2. [Resolution targeted for 24.2.1]
- Audio may intermittently become out of sync with the video when recording from AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition using AV1 codec. [Resolution targeted for Q2]
- Oculus Rift S may display with a green tint on AMD Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
- After a system reboot, Parsec host application may experience a crash on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon RX 7900 XTX. [Resolution targeted for 24.2.1]
- During Microsoft Teams meetings, the camera may intermittently display looped footage on some AMD Products, such as the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U Processor.
AMD Software GPU support
AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 24.1.1 supports graphics cards as far back as AMDâs Radeon RX 5000 series. This driver only supports RDNA based Radeon graphics cards.
PC gamers can download AMD’s 24.1.1 GPU driver for RDNA and newer GPUs here.
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