AMD’s FSR 2.0 Makes a Strong First Impression Even on Steam Deck
AMD’s new graphics-processing technology, Temporal Scaling Reduction, makes a solid first impression on Steam users. It utilizes upscaling and temporal upscaling to provide improved quality at higher framerates. It also doesn’t require a dedicated machine-learning core and should work on rival graphics chips. For those curious about how the new feature works, let’s look at how it differs from its predecessors.
Resident Evil Villages
Resident Evil Villages scales up well and requires only moderate amounts of system horsepower. It is a good choice for buying a new gaming PC. AMD Radeon RX 560 or Intel Core i7 11700K will make the most of the game’s four-core architecture, but the recommended preset requires a graphics card with more than 4GB of RAM.
While the game’s narrative is the stuff of nightmares, it’s also the story that propels the violent action forward. While RE 7’s report is more intense and flows smoothly, Resident Evil Villages’s is less tense and feels more formulaic. Despite its flaws, it does an excellent job of paying homage to its predecessors, and its segments are often outstanding.
Performance-wise, the game runs well on most computers. You don’t need the latest graphics card or GPU to play Resident Evil Village. Instead, you can tinker with the settings to prioritize performance, get immersed in the world with ray tracing, and still have headroom for mods. Although the game may be a bit heavy, it is one of the best games on Steam right now.
Resident Evil 2
AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology has been in the works for some time, but the company has only recently announced the feature’s availability in games. The company also delayed the launch of DLSS until 2021, but fans welcomed the decision, as it would mean fewer games would suffer from visual artifacts. Thankfully, FidelityFX 2.0 is now available in games with support for this new technology, and it looks fantastic.
The use of FSR can be beneficial for gamers with lower-end graphics cards. Unlike the RX 5700 XT, the RX 6800 carries a higher performance rating than its predecessor. This is due to its nearly double Compute Units, which make it capable of running games at high resolutions such as 1440p. Furthermore, AMD’s FSR 2.0 technology may also work on Nvidia graphics cards.
The game is available in four quality modes and has improved image quality using AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0. In Ultra Quality, it offers a 1.6x performance increase, while Performance mode provides a 3.2x boost. Like DLSS, FSR 2.0 is similar to Nvidia’s DLSS but operates differently.
Resident Evil 3
While the game’s performance can be improved, it will probably still need a more potent GPU to take full advantage of AMD’s new feature. AMD’s FSR 2.0 supports the latest Radeon and GeForce graphics cards, and it even helps some older pixel pushers with Shader Model 5.0. But it’s unlikely to make a significant impact on older graphics cards.
As far as the graphics are concerned, Resident Evil 3 makes an excellent first impression on a Steam Deck with AMD’s FSR 2.0. The game’s ray-traced reflections look great, and its native resolution keeps it looking sharp. The game also offers a wide range of other graphics features. AMD’s FSR 2.0 is compatible with most popular games, including Metro Exodus and Resident Evil 3.
The graphics are also impressive, thanks to AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0. AMD’s FSR 2.0 technology has improved the edge quality and the fine geometric details in games. The game also offers higher framerates than in previous versions of the game. AMD’s FSR 2.0 is compatible with the Steam Deck’s integrated graphics and can boost the game’s performance with the latest games and titles.
Resident Evil 4
AMD’s new technology for boosting graphics performance has a few benefits, but it also has limitations. It is not as good as DLSS, but it’s more faithful to Native+TAA and won’t eat up die space. Every new GPU generation will benefit AMD, but its performance declines with lower quality preset and resolutions. Ultimately, the technology may be limited in the future to games with dedicated GPUs.
AMD’s FSR has been widely hailed as the future of rendering, but the newest version is still quite a ways off from being a mainstream release. In other words, it isn’t ready yet for the big-budget blockbuster crowd. But it does make a solid first impression, even on the Stream Deck, and AMD’s FSR 2.0 is why.
While AMD’s FSR hasn’t had much recent development, it is still a significant improvement over Nvidia’s DLSS, and it’s likely to improve gaming PC performance. The first game to support AMD’s FSR 2.0 is Deathloop, and the technology is expected to be widely adopted by Q2 2022.
Resident Evil 5
As the first big-budget blockbuster to utilize AMD’s FSR, Resident Evil 5 makes a strong impression, even on a modestly powered console. Just as NVIDIA’s DLSS has become the future of rendering, bright image upscaling techniques are quickly becoming a staple of the next-generation hardware. The technology should play a key role in low-power devices such as the Steam Deck and the upcoming Switch sequel. AMD’s ‘FSR 2.0’ has been designed to take advantage of this new GPU technology and deliver better visual performance, even on a Stream Deck.
Resident Evil 5 looks great on AMD’s FSR and NVIDIA’s DLSS technology, but more games must adopt this technology. While it provides significant performance improvements over DLSS, FSR isn’t as good as DLSS. However, the difference between these technologies is subtle. AMD’s FSR 2.0 looks better on PCs than Nvidia’s FSR 2.0.
Resident Evil 6
The game is one of the first big-budget blockbusters to use AMD’s FSR, an intelligent image upscaling technique like NVIDIA’s DLSS. Bright idea upscaling techniques like FSR are quickly becoming the future of rendering and should play an essential role in low-power devices like the Steam Deck and the Switch sequel. Thankfully, AMD’s FSR 2.0 is the standard, and even lower-powered devices are starting to get these new techniques.
The new version of AMD’s FSR uses temporal upscaling to provide better quality at higher frame rates and won’t need dedicated machine learning cores. AMD has said that it will also be compatible with competitors’ graphics chips, but no one has confirmed compatibility. AMD’s FSR 2.0 can be installed on various graphics cards and can be accessed from the Steam Deck.
While AMD hasn’t confirmed a specific date for its release, it has confirmed that it will be making FSR 2.0 available for AMD graphics cards in 2022. The new graphics card is a perfect example of a game that will make an excellent first impression – and it’s not even out yet! AMD has already given us a small preview of the new technology, and it’s looking good!
Resident Evil 7
This Resident Evil remake makes a solid first impression, even on the Steam Deck with AMD’s FSR 2.0. While it’s not as powerful as DLSS, it is more faithful to Native+TAA and does not waste dead space. It could become a viable replacement for DLSS, but only if AMD can get enough games to use it. FSR also falls short at lower quality presets and resolutions, where dedicated GPUs will not serve well.
The Steam Deck runs the game well, but it is not as powerful as a PS5. I have yet to play this title on it, but it makes an excellent first impression, even on a PC with AMD’s FSR 2.0. Its high-end graphics and smooth framerate make it one of the best games on the PC. But the game can look better.
Resident Evil 8
Resident Evil 8 makes a good first impression even on a steam deck despite the game’s lack of hardware optimization. While the ray-tracing reflections and native resolution make the game look good, it is still important to note that it is not quite up to par with the best games. AMD has addressed this issue with FSR 2.0, and AMD provided some pre-made slides for its presentation.
While FSR is a relatively new feature, it is starting to make a big splash with gamers. It’s the first big-budget blockbuster to make use of the technology. The tech is similar to NVIDIA’s DLSS and is quickly establishing itself as the way of the future. This tech could be crucial for low-powered devices like the Switch sequel and Steam Deck. AMD has also released an ‘FSR 2.0’ version, which offers even more outstanding performance on the Steam Deck.
Even the lower-end cards with AMD’s FSR support are pretty capable of making an excellent first impression. The most impressive gaming PCs with this technology are the RX 6700 XT, RX 6000 XT, and RX 5700. These models have near-double Compute Units, so it’s not hard to see why they’d be a better choice for Resident Evil 8’s PC performance.