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

RSR Performance Tested - Huge Performance Gains!

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

RSR Performance Impact

When testing Radeon Super Resolution, we decided to look at a game that does not feature a great image upscaling solution out of the gate. Today, we are looking at Total War Warhammer III. In these tests, we used AMD's RX 6800 graphics card. 

Total War Warhammer III is an incredibly demanding game, giving us an average framerate of 31.4 FPS at 4K Ultra settings within the game's battle benchmark. Using RSR to upscale 1440p to 4K, framerates jumped to an average of 61.5 FPS. That's a near 2x jump in performance, and the image quality loss was minimal. 

When compared to Total War Warhammer III's built-in upscaling solution, RSR delivers higher levels of image quality and higher performance levels. It's just better. Look at our image comparisons on page 3 to see for yourself. RSR is a godsend for players of Total War Warhammer III. 

Looking at native 1440p performance, we can see that RSR has a minor performance impact. AMD's upscaling solution has a performance cost, but it is not large enough to be worth thinking about too much. Using RSR using a game resolution of 1440p on a 4K screen can deliver great results. We are very happy with how RSR performs here. 

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Most Recent Comments

17-03-2022, 14:44:38

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

17-03-2022, 21:21:23

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

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

17-03-2022, 21:22:43

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

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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