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AMD extends FidelityFX Super Resolution to RX 470 and RX 480

XFX RX 480 RS
XFX RX 480 RS (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution will work with the RX 470 and RX 480 GPUs.
  • Originally, RX 500-series GPUs were the oldest cards that would be supported by the feature.
  • FidelityFX Super Resolution will also work with AMD cards up to the Radeon RX 6000 Series and some NVIDIA GeForce cards.

AMD recently showed off its FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology at Computex 2021. FSR is a digital upscaling technology that makes games look and perform better without needing as much processing power. We already knew that FSR would work with a long list of GPUs, but a recent Reddit post announced that the Radeon RX 470 and RX 480 will work with the feature as well.

FSR is AMD's answer to NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), but there's a key difference. While DLSS is limited to specific NVIDIA hardware, AMD's FSR works with a wide range of GPUs.

AMD already announced that FSR would be supported by all of the best GPUs, ranging from its own RX 500 Series up to its Radeon RX 6000 Series. The feature also works with some NVIDIA GeForce cards, including Pascal-based GTX 10-series hardware. With support for the RX 470 and RX 480, FSR works with cards dating back to 2016.

In some cases, FSR can provide more than three times better performance when compared to native resolution that's set to Performance. It should bring boosts to the high-end GPUs and bring new life to older hardware.

FSR will launch on June 22, 2021, so gamers only have to wait a few weeks to use it. Once it rolls out, we'll run it through the paces to see how it stacks up against NVIDIA DLSS.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • That will be a real game changer for future console games! I can't wait to see what devs do with it.
  • Very interesting, time to reinstall Cyberpunk and try it out on my RX580 instead of waiting for the mythical beasts of the 6800xt to become available at a decent price.