AMD teases FSR 3, arrives in 2023 to allegedly double 4K frame rates

Daniel Sims

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Something to look forward to: FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) is AMD's solution for upscaling games to improve performance on a wide range of graphics cards. Team Red didn't say much about the future of the feature at its RDNA 3 presentation this week, but it confirmed that the next stage of FSR's evolution is on the way.

During the Radeon 7000 series graphics card reveal, AMD briefly mentioned FSR 3, the successor to its temporal resolution upscaling technique. Details are scarce, but the update will arrive in 2023.

While the presentation showed plenty of games running with FSR 2, it only teased FSR 3 with an Unreal Engine 5 demo. The third generation of FSR could offer double the 4K frame rates of its predecessor using a feature called Fluid Motion Frames. The name brings to mind Nvidia's DLSS Frame Generation, an advanced motion interpolation technique the company revealed with DLSS 3 in September.

Exclusive to Nvidia's new RTX 4000 series graphics cards, Frame Generation uses proprietary Optical Flow Accelerators to create new frames in-between traditionally rendered frames. Tests show that the feature can dramatically increase framerates in certain situations but also increases input latency. Fluid Motion Frames could work similarly, but the company didn't say whether its new technique needs special hardware.

When discussing FSR during the presentation, AMD repeatedly mentioned the technology's openness which lets it run on all modern GPUs. In contrast, DLSS only runs on Nvidia's RTX 2000, 3000, and 4000 cards. Team Red might maintain its current stance by making FSR 3 compatible with non-AMD GPUs.

Something not mentioned in the presentation was machine learning — DLSS's main advantage over FSR. In June, leaked Github repository patches suggested that AMD might be developing its response to the Tensor Cores that DLSS machine learning depends on, which could feature in the Radeon 7000 and FSR 3.

The repository patches could also have been referring to another new RDNA feature AMD announced this week — AI accelerators. The AI accelerators are supposed to improve performance, but the company didn't say whether they work through resolution upscaling like Nvidia's Tensor Cores.

Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT cards launch on December 13 for $999 and $899, respectively.

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Thatsdisgusting

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Response as bad as DLSS3? Cause I wish I could see response as good as DLSS2, but doubt they could manage to do better without tensors.
 

Puiu

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I'm more interested in FSR 2.2 which they also talked about in this presentation. They mentioned improvements for ghosting (don't remember if he mentioned other specific things beyond general image quality improvements).
 

Puiu

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So fake frame generation is now a thing. Damn. Hope tech sites never use them to measure 'performance'.
Let's see how the latency is for this. maybe they are doing something different. But realistically, I don't expect AMD to do better than Nvidia on that front.
 

Beerfloat

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AMD's now familiar strategy of reliably bringing us 'Nvidia features, later and only slightly worse'(tm) is really taking the wind out of the sails of the fans who keep testifying loudly about how they do not care about said features.
 

BSim500

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So fake frame generation is now a thing. Damn. Hope tech sites never use them to measure 'performance'.
Personally I hope they do. That way I can buy a cheap GTX 1050Ti on Ebay, plug it into my TV, switch on "480Hz frame interpolation" then brag about "480fps frame-rates in benchmarks" and if anyone complains I'll call them a dirty peasant for not using DTFG (Dynamic Televisual Frame Generation) and FTSR (Fidelity Televisual Super Resolution). I knew I should have worked in marketing... ;)
 

kira setsu

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I still don't understand touting skyhigh framerates if you reach them with trickery.

both amd and nvidia without this frame magic just have great 4k cards, why cant they just admit that? maybe its the downer part of my mind but I just see a future where janky graphics heavy games are released but they'll get a pass because you can flip on acronym mode 3 and get a playable game.

sucks, all these years I've been ignoring my samsungs auto motion mode like a fool apparently?
 

poltevo

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AMD's now familiar strategy of reliably bringing us 'Nvidia features, later and only slightly worse'(tm) is really taking the wind out of the sails of the fans who keep testifying loudly about how they do not care about said features.

Fans produce their own wind haha. They will never stop hyping their favourite billion dollar corp regardless of reality. FSR3 will be “better” because it’s open or more widely supported, even when it’s worse quality and/or higher latency. Or maybe quality and latency no longer matter! We will see what they come up with;)