Radeon Super Resolution to amp up PC gaming performance by 70%, says AMD

ASUS TUF Gaming RX 6800
ASUS TUF Gaming RX 6800 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • AMD shared a sneak peek of what's on the way for its Adrenalin software.
  • The main highlight is Radeon Super Resolution, which promises up to a 1.7x increase in performance.
  • AMD also showed off AMD Link and privacy view in the video.

AMD was rather busy at CES 2022, so there's a good chance that you missed some details that the company shared. A new video from AMD's YouTube channel highlights some of the upcoming features on the way to the company's Adrenalin software. The clip shows off Radeon Super Resolution (RSR), AMD Link, and Privacy View.

The most anticipated feature from the bunch is Radeon Super Resolution. It promises to improve the performance of the best PC games for those using the best GPUs from AMD. Specifically, RSR will boost the performance of games up to 1.7 times, according to AMD. The new technology is set to come out sometime in Q1 2022.

Radeon Super Resolution has a similar name to AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution. While there are some overlapping elements, there are also some key differences between RSR and FSR. The most notable difference is that RSR is a driver-based feature that's part of AMD's Adrenalin software, which is why it's teased in the video shown above. As a result, Radeon Super Resolution should work with any game with a fullscreen mode. In contrast, FidelityFX Super Resolution is built into specific games.

RSR aims to fill any gaps left by FSR. The main drawback is that gamers will have to use compatible AMD RDNA cards, such as the Radeon RX 5000 and RX 6000 series GPUs, to use Radeon Super Resolution.

FSR did well in our testing on an AMD Radeon RX 6800. Only around 50 games currently support FSR, so if RSR can live up to its promise, it will deliver a welcome boost to a much larger library of titles.

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