Nvidia DLSS 2 crushes AMD FSR 2 in 26-game comparative test
DLSS 2 smashes AMD’s FSR 2 technology in 26-game “ultimate analysis”
Hardware Unboxed has recently released a video that compares AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution technology to Nvidia’s DLSS 2 upscaler across 26 games, creating what they call the “Ultimate Analysis” of both technologies.
By conducting this analysis Hardware Unboxed compared the quality of both DLSS 2 and FSR 2 and rated each game at 4K and 1440p resolutions across each game’s Quality and Performance upscaling settings. There were no games where AMD’s FSR 2 technology was found to deliver superior levels of image quality to DLSS, though there are titles where both technologies tie at 4K.
Below is the rating scale that Hardware Unboxed used to compare DLSS 2 and FSR 2, allowing them to highlight where either technology is slightly better than the other, moderately better than the other, or significantly better than the other.
Overall, DLSS 2 won stronger victories over FSR 2 when used at 1440p, and when DLSS’s performance mode is used at 4K and 1440p. This suggests that DLSS handles lower resolution inputs better than FSR 2, with FSR 2 tying with DLSS most often at 4K resolutions with quality mode enabled.
Below we can see Hardware Unboxed’s overall findings, which show that there are no cases where AMD’s FSR 2 technology delivers better results than Nvidia’s DLSS technology. This means that users of Nvidia RTX graphics card should almost always use Nvidia’s DLSS 2 upscaler over AMD’s FSR 2 upscaler, and that AMD’s upscaling technology has clear room for improvement.
DLSS is currently one of Nvidia’s strongest GPU performance and marketing tools, enabling high quality upscaling to give gamers a huge performance boost. Add on Nvidia’s DLSS Frame Generation technology, and it is clear why DLSS is Nvidia’s most heavily marketed technologies, and why their competitors are creating similar techniques.