AMD’s Fidelity FX Super Resolution has been here in the market for a month now, but we didn’t have a game that supports both the upscaling techniques from NVIDIA and AMD. The Necromunda Hired Gun is the first game that offers support for NVIDIA DLSS as well as AMD FSR.
This fast-paced first-person shooter was used to compare both technologies side by side by Back4BuckPC Gamer at 4K resolution, and it seems good for AMD at best quality profiles. However, things don’t look good at lower resolutions for AMD’s FSR as it is where the machine learning upscaling algorithms show their true potential.
NVIDIA’s DLSS technology is the best for reconstructing images from much fewer pixels but it is the 2.2 version while AMD’s open-source technique is still in its initial stage, so expecting more at lower resolution doesn’t seem fair enough.
Why AMD’s FSR is better at 4K? It is because the NVIDIA DLSS Quality preset uses machine learning to upscale the output image from 1440p resolution while AMD’s FSR Ultra Quality uses 1662p resolution. NVIDIA is also set to introduce an Ultra Quality preset in the coming days to counter this soon as per leaks.
As we see both the techniques compared side by side by Back4BuckPC Gamer in Necromunda Hired Gun:
Using RTX 3090, the AMD’s FSR looks and performs better at 4K resolution using the best quality presets. It seems that Bang4BuckPC Gamer also suggests that FSR is a very compelling alternative to DLSS at 4K and at the highest quality settings as here the least amount of upscaling is required.
Coming another new game that supports both AMD FSR and NVIDIA DLSS is Marvel’s Avengers and @KanaSaber on Twitter has shared Screenshots showing both technologies side-by-side at 1080p and 1440p resolutions.
We see that KanaSaber is using FSR Quality mode here and not the Ultra Quality like in the comparison above and in AMD’s FSR there are some problems reconstructing the cables supporting the bridges, doesn’t look great at all.
Now at 4K quality DLSS preset and AMD FSR Quality looks the same as both the techniques to upscale 1440p resolutions.