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AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.2 Racing into More Games and Upcoming 3DMark FSR Feature test

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Upsize Performance. Maximize Fidelity.


Since we released our AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution (FSR) 2 (1) technology in May 2021, the adoption of our next-generation temporal upscaling has rapidly accelerated, and we’ve already hit several major milestones for FSR this year. In June we celebrated the first anniversary of FSR, and then in September, only 4 months after our initial 2.0 release, we updated to FSR 2.1, which delivered enhanced upscaling image quality to supported games.

FSR 2.1 has been very successful, with more than half of the games available with FSR 2 are already using v2.1 (or higher). But here at AMD our pace of development never slows down, and we recently announced FSR 2.2 at our AMD Radeon™ RX 7900 Series graphics launch on November 3. This new version provides additional quality enhancements over FSR 2.1, especially in high-speed games such as the first game to get it, Forza Horizon 5, updated with FSR 2.2 on November 8, 2022.

Now today we’re excited to announce that two more high-speed games have and will be getting FSR 2.2. The first game is Need for Speed™ Unbound, which was released on December 2, 2022. The second is F1® 22, which will be updated with FSR 2.2 in January 2023. Along with these new FSR 2.2 games, we’re also thrilled to announce that an upcoming update to 3DMark will add an FSR Feature Test that will use FSR 2.2.

Read on in this blog to learn more about FSR 2.2 and the games that support it, along with the latest updates on how many games support FSR 2 -- 97 available and upcoming as of when this blog was posted. You can also learn about some of the latest games with support/getting support for FSR 2 like Cyberpunk 2077, The Callisto Protocol, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next-gen Update.


High-Speed Enhancements with FSR 2.2

AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution 2.2 is the latest update to our open-source and cross-platform temporal upscaling technology that has been built to deliver incredible image quality and help boost framerates in supported games. FSR 2.2 upgrades the already improved upscaling image quality of FSR 2.1 (learn more in this blog) with further quality enhancements to alleviate ghosting on fast-moving objects, such as the cars found in the three games that currently support FSR 2.2.

Forza Horizon 5 by Playground Games and Xbox Game Studios was the first game to get FSR 2.2 in an update released on November 8, 2022. You can now race through the vibrant and ever-evolving open-world landscapes of Mexico with FSR 2 helping deliver stunning visual quality at incredible framerates even with the newly added in-game ray tracing effects enabled. You can see in the comparison video below how FSR 2.2 boosts performance to over 100 FPS in 4K on the AMD Radeon™ RX 6950 XT using the “Extreme” graphics preset with the “Extreme” ray tracing setting (2).


The next game to get FSR 2.2 was Need for Speed™ Unbound from Electronic Arts and Criterion Games, the latest game in this long-running and hugely popular street racing franchise. Using FSR 2.2, you can experience the game’s new signature art style that blends street art with the most realistic-looking cars in Need for Speed history at higher framerates with incredible image quality, immersing you deeper than ever before into your very own street race fantasy.

Need for Speed™ Unbound launched with FSR 2.2 on December 2, 2022. Additionally, EA Play members have access to a 10-hour trial version and EA Play Pro members can dive into the full Palace Edition of the game. You can check out some 4K screenshots of the game with FSR 2.2 enabled below.

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The third game that is getting FSR 2.2 is F1® 22 from Electronic Arts and Codemasters. With FSR 2.2, you’ll be able to take your virtual F1® racing experience to the next level with amazing framerates at high resolutions with ray tracing on and even in VR! There is already support for FSR 1 in the game today and the update with FSR 2.2 will be available in January 2023.


Evaluate FSR 2 with 3DMark

3DMark by UL Solutions is “the world’s most popular benchmark” and we’re delighted to announce that an upcoming update will be adding an FSR Feature Test. This test will use FSR 2.2 and will help you compare the performance and image quality of FSR 2 at the different quality mode setting on your graphics card.

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Screenshots from pre-release version of FSR feature test

The test will also include a built-in frame inspector tool to compare FSR 2.2 image quality with an interactive side-by-side comparison. As FSR is a cross-platform solution, this new feature test can be used with any supported GPU from AMD, Intel, and Nvidia. Stay tuned to AMD’s and UL Solutions’ channels for more information as to when the feature test will be available.

FSR 2 in Even More Games, 54 Available Now

Not only is the continued development of our FSR technology not slowing down, but the adoption rate of FSR in games has also skyrocketed in 2022. It was only in June of this year, the first anniversary of FSR, that we announced that over 110 available and upcoming games support FSR. Then at our AMD Radeon™ RX 7900 Series graphics launch on November 3, we told you that FSR is supported in 216 games, and now, just over a month later, that number has grown to 226!

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Significantly, even though it only launched earlier this year, of that 226 games a large portion of them now support or will support FSR 2 – there are 97 available or upcoming games with support for FSR 2, and 54 of those games are available now for you to play, with the majority of them supporting FSR 2.1 or higher. See the table below for a complete list of games that support FSR 2 today.

54 Available FSR 2 Games*

Asterigos
(FSR 2.1)

Evil Reap
(FSR 2.1)

Judgment
(FSR 2.1)

Saints Row
(FSR 2.1)

The Riftbreaker
(FSR 2.1)

Cepheus Protocol
(FSR 2.1)

Farming Simulator 22
(FSR 2.1)

Lost Judgment
(FSR 2.1)

Scathe
(FSR 2.0)

There Won't be Light
(FSR 2.1)

Chernobylite
(FSR 2.1)

Forza Horizon 5
(FSR 2.2)

Kingshunt
(FSR 2.0)

Scorn
(FSR 2.1)

Thymesia
(FSR 2.0)

Cyberpunk 2077
(FSR 2.1)

Genshin Impact
(FSR 2.0)

Martha Is Dead
(FSR 2.1)

SCUM
(FSR 2.0)

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
(FSR 2.0)

Deathloop
(FSR 2.0)

Ghostwire: Tokyo
(FSR 2.1)

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
(FSR 2.1)

SCP: Pandemic
(FSR 2.1)

UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection
(FSR 2.1)

DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT
(FSR 2.0)

God of War
(FSR 2.0)

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
(FSR 2.1)

Shibainu - VR Katana Simulator
(FSR 2.0)

VAIL VR
(FSR 2.1)

Deep Rock Galactic
(FSR 2.0)

Gotham Knights
(FSR 2.1)

Microsoft Flight Simulator
(FSR 2.1)

Swordsman HD
(FSR 2.0)

VALHALL: Harbinger
(FSR 2.0)

Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed
(FSR 2.0)

Gungrave G.O.R.E
(FSR 2.0)

Need for Speed Unbound
(FSR 2.2)

The Bridge Curse Road to Salvation
(FSR 2.0)

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt
(FSR 2.0)

Dying Light 2 Stay Human
(FSR 2.0)

Highline Volleyball VR
(FSR 2.0)

No Man's Sky
(FSR 2.0)

The Callisto Protocol
(FSR 2.1)

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
(FSR 2.0)

Edge of the Abyss Awaken
(FSR 2.0)

Hitman 3
(FSR 2.1)

Red Dead Redemption 2
(FSR 2.0)

The Chant
(FSR 2.1)

Will To Live Online
(FSR 2.1)

EVERSPACE 2
(FSR 2.1)

Hoiwa Hub
(FSR 2.1)

Remnants
(FSR 2.1)

The Eternal Cylinder
(FSR 2.0)

 

*As of December 2, 2022

Some of the latest games in the list above to get FSR 2 include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Everspace 2, Saints Row, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, and The Callisto Protocol.

Another big game that recently got FSR 2 was Cyberpunk 2077® by CD PROJEKT RED®, updated with FSR 2.1 in the 1.61 patch released in early November for both PC and next-gen consoles. With FSR 2 enabled you can enjoy Night City with incredible image quality at higher framerates in higher resolutions. Using the “Ultra” graphics preset at 4K, FSR 2.1 in “performance” mode can boost FPS by up to 1.7x at 4K on the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (3), and when using the “Ray Tracing: Ultra“ preset at 1440p by up to 2.5x (4). You can check out FSR 2 and the additional performance it delivers in Cyberpunk 2077 in the video below.


As for upcoming FSR 2 games, there are 43, and some of the key games that will be getting our temporal upscaling technology in 2023 include Forspoken, Like a Dragon: Ishin!, Skull and Bones, and Dead Island 2. But before then, the next big game to get FSR 2 will be The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt Next-gen Update by CD PROJEKT RED®, which is launching next week on December 14. You can check out some 1080p screenshots from the update below.

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Screenshots from pre-release version of the game without FSR 2 enabled

For a complete list of available and upcoming FSR 2 games that is updated on a frequent basis, you can check out our AMD Red Team Community post.

Get the Latest News About FSR

For Gamers: Check out the AMD Community gaming blogs, the AMD Red Team Community, AMD Radeon™ social media channels on Twitter and Facebook, and the FSR web page.

For Developers: Stay tuned to the GPUOpen news and FSR 2 pages for the latest information.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FSR 2

LEARN MORE ABOUT FSR 2 FOR DEVELOPERS

LATEST FSR 2 SUPPORTED GAMES LIST


Alexander Blake-Davies
is a Software Product Marketing Specialist for Radeon™ Software for Developers at AMD.

 

DISCLAIMERS AND FOOTNOTES

Links to third-party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.

  1. AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) versions 1 and 2 are available on select games which require game developer integration and is supported on select AMD products. AMD does not provide technical or warranty support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution enablement on other vendors' graphics cards. See https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/fidelityfx-super-resolution for additional information. GD-187
  2. Testing by AMD as of Oct 10, 2022, on an AMD Radeon™ RX 6950 XT graphics card with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition™ 22.10.3 driver, AMD Smart Access Memory™ technology, and AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution 2.2 technology “Performance” mode enabled, on a test system configured with an AMD Ryzen™ 9 7900X CPU, 32GB DDR5-6000 RAM, MSI X670E Ace motherboard, and Windows® 11 Pro 2022 Update, using the Forza Horizon 5 built-in benchmark test at 3840 x 2160, “Extreme” preset + ray tracing “Extreme”, and DirectX® 12. Performance may vary and is dependent on the FSR 2 quality mode selected. FSR 2 requires developer integration and is available in select games only. RS-513
  3. Testing by AMD as of Nov 25, 2022, on an AMD Radeon™ RX 6950 XT graphics card with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition™ 22.10.3 driver, AMD Smart Access Memory™ technology, and AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution 2.1 technology “Performance” mode enabled, on a test system configured with an AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X CPU, 32GB DDR4-3700 RAM, ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) motherboard, and Windows® 10 Pro 2022 Update, using the  Cyberpunk 2077 built-in benchmark test, 3840 x 2160, “Ultra” preset, and DirectX® 12. Performance may vary and is dependent on the FSR 2 quality mode selected. FSR 2 requires developer integration and is available in select games only. RS-515
  4. Testing by AMD as of Nov 25, 2022, on an AMD Radeon™ RX 6950 XT graphics card with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition™ 22.10.3 driver, AMD Smart Access Memory™ technology, and AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution 2.1 technology “Performance” mode enabled, on a test system configured with an AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X CPU, 32GB DDR4-3700 RAM, ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) motherboard, and Windows® 10 Pro 2022 Update, using the  Cyberpunk 2077 built-in benchmark test, 2560 x 1440, “ Ray Tracing: Ultra” preset, and DirectX® 12. Performance may vary and is dependent on the FSR 2 quality mode selected. FSR 2 requires developer integration and is available in select games only. RS-516

ATTRIBUTIONS

3DMark © 2022 UL LLC. All rights reserved.

CD PROJEKT®, CD PROJEKT RED®, the CD PROJEKT RED® logo, Cyberpunk®, Cyberpunk 2077®, and the Cyberpunk 2077® logo are registered trademarks of CD PROJEKT S.A. © 2020 CD PROJEKT S.A. All rights reserved.

CD PROJEKT®, The Witcher® are registered trademarks of CD PROJEKT Capital Group. The Witcher game © CD PROJEKT S.A. Developed by CD PROJEKT S.A. All rights reserved. The Witcher game is set in the universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski in his series of books.

The Everspace and ROCKFISH Games logo are registered trademarks of ROCKFISH Games GmbH © 2015 – 2022. EVERSPACE™ 2 uses the Unreal® Engine. Unreal® is a trademark or registered trademark of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere.

F1® 22 Game - an official product of the FIA Formula One World Championship. © 2022 Electronic Arts Inc. EA, EA SPORTS, the EA SPORTS logo, Codemasters, EGO and the Codemasters logo are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.

Forza Horizon 5 © 2022 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales © 2022 MARVEL. © 2022 Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. Created and developed by Insomniac Games, Inc. PC version by Nixxes Software BV.

Need for Speed™ Unbound © 2022 Electronic Arts Inc.

Saints Row © 2022 and published by Deep Silver, a division of Koch Media GmbH, Austria. Developed by Deep Silver Volition LLC. Deep Silver, Saints Row, Volition and their respective logos are trademarks of Koch Media GmbH. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.

The Callisto Protocol © 2022 Striking Distance Studios, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. STRIKING DISTANCE STUDIOS and THE CALLISTO PROTOCOL are trademarks or service marks of Striking Distance Studios, Inc. KRAFTON is a registered trademark or service mark of KRAFTON, Inc.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2022. Darktide, the Darktide logo, GW, Games Workshop, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likeness thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world, and used under license. All rights reserved to their respective owners.

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