AMD adds image sharpening to Radeon VII, RX Vega GPUs

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What you need to know

  • Radeon Image Sharpening is now available on RX Vega and Radeon VII GPUs.
  • The feature improves the clarity and crispness of games without killing performance.
  • The feature comes with the latest Radeon Adrenaline Software 19.9.3 update.

Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) is now rolling out for AMD's Vega VII and RX Vega 56 and 64 GPUs. The feature, which improves image clarity without punishing performance, firs rolled out earlier in September for select Radeon RX 500 and 400 series GPUs.

First pitched as a feature that could bring better looking games to budget-friendly cards, RIS targets areas of an image that have been softened by post-process effects. RIS will sharpen those areas of the image with "virtually no impact on performance," AMD says. From AMD:

RIS delivers new levels of crispness and clarity to in-game visuals that have been softened by upscaling and post-process effects. When paired with Radeon GPU upscaling, RIS enables sharp visuals and fluid frame rates for DX12 and Vulkan titles on very high-resolution displays – with virtually no impact on gaming performance.

RIS is rolling out to RX Vega and Radeon VII GPUs via the latest update to the Radeon Adrenaline Software, version 19.9.3, now. You can grab this update now via AMD's website.

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