AMD has unveiled the upgraded version of their image upscaling technology, FidelityFX Super Resolution 3.0 (FSR 3.0), which is an enhancement from FSR 2.0 that was announced earlier in 2022. One of the new features in FSR 3.0 is the AMD Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF) technique, which utilizes data from games such as motion vectors to create additional frames, resulting in even higher frame rates compared to FSR 2.0. The design of FSR 3.0 allows for the creation of frames without affecting the game’s UI, eliminating any potential issues of creating new frames that might distort the UI.
AMD has demonstrated the performance numbers of Forspoken running at 4K on a Radeon 7900 XTX, their top-of-the-line graphics card. Without FSR 3.0, the game achieved a frame rate of only 53 FPS, but with FSR enabled in Quality mode, the frame rate increased to 137 FPS. And if FSR is enabled in Performance mode, the frame rate can reach up to 175 FPS, a maximum increase of 3.3x.
In addition to the default Quality mode, the second new feature is the Native Anti-Aliasing (Native AA) mode, which does not upscale the image but uses high-quality AA techniques to enhance the image’s sharpness. When AMD tested Native AA + Frame Generation, the frame rate achieved was 85 FPS compared to only 49 FPS when using Native AA alone.
The third new feature in FSR 3.0 is the AMD Radeon Anti-Lag+, which reduces latency and improves game responsiveness. The Radeon 7000 series graphics cards will benefit from the enhanced version of Anti-Lag, while older cards like the Radeon RX 6000 series will have the standard Anti-Lag feature.
Unlike NVIDIA’s DLSS, AMD’s FSR technique does not require hardware machine learning, making it compatible with graphics cards from all manufacturers. According to AMD, if you only want to upscale the image, a Radeon RX 590 or GeForce GTX 10 series graphics card is sufficient. But if you want to upscale and generate frames, a Radeon RX 5700 or GeForce RTX 20 series graphics card is recommended.
The first two games to support FSR 3.0 are Forspoken and Immortals of Aveum, which will be playable in the early autumn season. Other games that have been announced to support FSR 3.0 include Cyberpunk 2077, Avatar Frontiers of Pandora, Frostpunk 2, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and more.