AMD’s aiming to make Starfield their debut FSR 3 game

AMD's aiming to make Starfield their debut FSR 3 game

AMD’s hoping to launch FSR 3 with their next wave of RDNA 3 graphics cards

When Nvidia launched their RTX 40 series of graphics cards, they revealed DLSS 3, a new version of their Deep Learning Super Sampling technology that adds DLSS Frame Generation into Nvidia’s suite of AI game enhancement technologies. DLSS Frame Generation uses AI and other custom RTX 40 series GPU add-on to create additional game frames, which in best case scenarios can effectively double the framerates of PC games. 

Shortly after Nvidia’s reveal of DLSS 3, AMD confirmed that FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 (FSR 3) was in development, a new technology from AMD that could also deliver up to 2x framerate improvements to games, and rumour has it that AMD’s first FSR 3 games could launch as early as September. 

According to Moore’s Law is Dead, AMD are planning to launch their first FSR 3 titles in time for their Navi 32 GPU launches. This likely means that AMD will be releasing FSR 3 alongside their Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT graphics cards. There are also rumours that AMD has been working to make Bethesda’s Starfield one of their FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 launch titles.

How does FSR 3 work?

AMD has been tight lipped about their planned FSR 3 technology. AMD has briefly showcased FSR 3 in action using Unreal Engine 5’s City tech demo, and AMD has stated that the technology uses “Fluid Motion Frames”, which suggests that FSR 3 uses generated frames alongside traditionally rendered frames. At this time it is unknown if FSR 3 will utilise the new AI accelerators that are found in RDNA 3 graphics cards, or if FSR 3 will be supported across a broader range of graphics cards. 

AMD's aiming to make Starfield their debut FSR 3 game

Nvidia has been marketing their DLSS 3 technology heavily in recent months, and AMD’s FSR 3 technology has the potential to undermine these efforts. Should AMD’s FSR 3 technology provide similar performance benefits and image quality levels as Nvidia’s DLSS 3 technology, AMD’s graphics cards will immediately become a lot more attractive to customers, especially if AMD prices their RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT GPUs aggressively.

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