AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) arrives today with Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 update

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Finally, today you will get to experience AMD’s new FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology with the new Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 driver. AMD originally announced this upscaling technique at Computex 2021, and it is true that at launch, it is only limited to 7 games.

Obviously, it is not as great as DLSS but is easy to implement, and if it can give some boost without having to upgrade to an expensive RTX card, then a lot of gamers could be happy with it. AMD confirmed using a spatial upscaling technique to generate a “super-resolution” image from every input frame. 

This is a unique approach and can help all gamers without depending on the platform you are gaming or the hardware you are using. So, the tech does not depend on history buffers or motion vectors, neither does it require any pre-game training. 

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Here are the key changes you expect from the new AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.6.1 update that weighs 467MB:

Support For

  • AMD Radeon™ RX 6800M Graphics
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance™
  • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) support for select titles.
    • Learn more from AMD here.

Fixed Issues

  • Radeon FreeSync™ may intermittently become locked while on desktop after performing task switching between extended and primary displays upon closing a game, causing poor performance or stuttering.
  • Anno 1800™ may crash upon launching this game when running DirectX®12.
  • AMD cleanup utility may clean up chipset/RAID installer related folders/registries from the system.
  • Some Radeon Graphics products may experience lower than expected performance in Destiny 2™ when compared to previous Radeon Software versions.
  • Upon joining the AMD User Experience Program, the AMD User Experience Program Master service may have higher than expected CPU utilization.
  • Enabling Ray Tracing while running Ring of Elysium™ on DirectX®12 may cause this game to crash.

Known Issues

  • Resident Evil Village™ may experience an intermittent application hang or TDR on AMD Radeon VII graphics products in the first mission of the game.
  • Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
  • Connecting two displays with large differences in resolution/refresh rates may cause flickering on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
  • An Oculus service error may be received on Radeon RX 5000 & 6000 series graphics products which prevents the Oculus Link setup software from running.
  • Radeon performance metrics and logging features may intermittently report extremely high and incorrect memory clock values.
  • If Ryzen Master is not detected in Adrenalin software after installation, a system restart may be required.
  • If Blue or Black screen is observed in mobile systems, temporarily disable Enhanced sign-in
  • A driver mismatch error may appear when two versions of Radeon software (Windows Store & AMD Support versions) are installed on your system. As a temporary workaround, launch the Windows Store version of Radeon software.
  • AMD is investigating an issue that may cause a small impact to battery life on AMD Ryzen 5000 notebooks.
  • A Blue or Black screen may be observed after updating to the latest Radeon Software. A workaround is to disable core isolation.
  • AMD is investigating a D3 error code that may be seen in some motherboard after updating to the latest Radeon Software.
  • Lower than expected performance may be observed on select AMD Athlon™ mobile systems.

AMD Link for Windows Known Issues

  • Intermittent grey frame corruption might be observed when streaming with HEVC on certain configurations via an Internet connection. A workaround is to use the AVC encoding setting instead.

Soon we will give a try to the new AMD FSR and make a dedicated article about it, so, stay tuned!

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