Finally, we see some positivity surrounding AMD’s alternative to NVIDIA’s DLSS, which has now added over 50 games to its library already. For the last couple of months, we are only hearing that AMD will soon launch FidelityFX Super Resolution and will be platform independent.
While the last leak suggests that it will eventually launch in June itself, which already stunned us because AMD’s Scott Herkelman previously said that it will be released this year without specifying any solid timeline.
However, it seems like the June announcement could be true because the new patent signifies that AMD had finally chosen the technology behind FSR. Also, this patent could be one of the many patents that AMD will submit to USTPO, so FSR could still use different technology as well.
In the patent it is stated:
A processing device is provided which improves processing performance. The method includes receiving an input image having the first resolution, generating linear down-sampled versions of the input image by down-sampling the input image via a linear upscaling network and generating non-linear down-sampled versions of the input image by down-sampling the input image via a non-linear upscaling network. The method also includes converting the down-sampled versions of the input image into pixels of an output image having a second resolution higher than the first resolution and providing the output image for display.
As the description states, and what AMD said previously, this approach of upscaling images will work on a variety of processing units, including CPUs or GPUs or clusters of each. AMD’s solution states that using linear and non-linear upscaling technology that will preserve and improve the fidelity of the image and will “create high-quality image approximations and achieve high framerates”.
So, as previously Coreteks said AMD’s tech is irrespective of the device itself can render images on any GPU, CPU or device even on consoles or handheld device or smartphones. Originally submitted in November 2019, the patent was only made available today and it makes things more exciting as AMD’s tech is more generalized.