Radeon Super Resolution Tested - Is this AMD's new Killer Feature?

RSR Tested - RSR Upscaled 4K VS Native 4K

Radeon Super Resolution Tested - Is this AMD's new Killer Feature?

RSR 1440p-to-4K VS Native 4K  

When comparing a 1440p to 4K upscale to native 4K using RSR in Total War Warhammer III, it was legitimately hard to tell the difference between both images. Yes, native 4K looks a little clearer in some spots and some more details in others, but when the game is in motion, the higher framerate that RSR delivers is more than worth the minor quality trade-off.

At 4K, Total War Warhammer III is an incredibly demanding game. Our RX 6800 can be pushed into the mid-20 FPS territory at 4K Ultra settings. To say the least, moving to RSR 1440p delivers us a major performance boost.  

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 In our second example, our 1440p-to-4K RSR upscale delivers great results once again. That said, we do see some blur in our Legendary Lord's dragon banner, and minor blur in some other areas of the map. Even so, the visual quality difference is minor, and the performance gains are huge. 

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RSR 1080p-to-4K VS Native 4K

When upscaling 1080p to 4K, a clear difference in image quality is visible. At 1080p, some LOD values are decreased, giving us a lower quality image to upscale. This can be seen most clearly on Kislev's buildings. That said, a 1080p to 4K upscale still delivers decent results, which may be worth it if you need a large performance boost. 

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Again we can see a 1080p to 4K upscale with RSR delivering decent results, but nothing that is close to a native 4K. That said, upscaling is primarily about performance, and in this regard, RSR delivers. When compared to screen-based upscaling or Total War Warhammer III's built-in upscaler, RSR offers better results.   

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17-03-2022, 14:44:38

NeverBackDown
Very impressive. Wonder how the results would compare for 1440p native users who choose 1080p to upscale.Quote

17-03-2022, 21:21:23

Pathstrider
Just emphasises that Warhammer would really benefit from some sort of upscaler.

Given it’s intel sponsored, I’m hoping it’ll get XeSS somewhere down the line.Quote

17-03-2022, 21:22:32

NeverBackDown
I think Warhammer could benefit from another major performance optimization pass just in general Quote

17-03-2022, 21:22:43

Pathstrider
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Very impressive. Wonder how the results would compare for 1440p native users who choose 1080p to upscale.
I tried 1080p => 1440p with a 6700xt in warhammer 3. Wasn’t as good as native but it was definitely acceptable.Quote

17-03-2022, 22:44:54

KingNosser
I ran a few benches on stuff it's not bad 20-35% uplift generally.

1080>1440 6800XT R1700 all games max settings and DXR

Assassins creed valhalla off 92 on 116avg
Metro Exodus Enhanced off 46 on 62avg
Watch Dogs Legion off 44 on 53avg
Shadow of the Tomb Raider off 62 on 79avg

I also tested Red Dead Online and Crysis Remaster but wasn't able to log the fps but i couldn't see any difference myself in all of them thou the odd shimmering like FSR but overall if the game doesn't have FSR then it seems with these few worth using.

My Ryzen 1700 is the main culprit for my generally lower fps overall, but it's still a difference

One game that now runs far far better is Control butter smooth no little lags anymore for me, so i can see myself using this a lot if the game doesn't have FSR built in.

Elden Ring has zero hicups doesn't look any different but plays nice and smoothly so this RSR stuff is really rather good Quote
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