AMD FSR upscaling joins Nvidia DLSS as an official Unreal Engine plugin

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Upscaling applied sciences like AMD FSR and Nvidia DLSS are a fast and simple option to enhance fps in the most effective PC video games, with out shedding a lot in the best way of picture high quality. However, each require time and information from game builders to implement into their titles. Thankfully, AMD hopes to make this a extra easy and fewer time-consuming affair with the discharge of its official AMD FSR plugin for Epic’s Unreal Engine.

The announcement comes from an article on AMD’s GPUOpen web site (through Videocardz), the identical web page from which the plugin could be downloaded. The firm’s supplied some clear directions on the best way to set up the plugin, however anybody trying to make use of it ought to take be aware that it’s supposed for use with Unreal Engine 4.27.1 and later, and it isn’t at present supported on Unreal Engine 5.

Marrying FSR with Unreal Engine permits for what AMD is asking ‘Hybrid Upscaling’, by which the engine’s temporal anti-aliasing resolution will act as the first upscaler however “FSR can still be used as a Secondary Upscaler to meet project-specific needs.”

AMD FSR affords a number of modes which supply various balances between efficiency and constancy, with AMD offering some official steerage on finest practices and descriptions of every mode to builders:

  • Ultra Quality (77% decision): Produces an picture with high quality just about indistinguishable from native rendering. It needs to be chosen when the very best high quality is desired.
  • Quality (67% decision): Produces an excellent decision picture with high quality consultant of native rendering, with a sizeable efficiency acquire.
  • Balanced (59% decision): Produces an excellent decision picture approximating native rendering high quality, with a significant efficiency acquire in comparison with native.
  • Performance (50% decision): Visibly impacts picture high quality and may solely be chosen in conditions the place needing extra efficiency is essential.

While Nvidia DLSS is often the most effective upscaling resolution to go for by way of visible readability, bolstered by its AI deep studying roots, it’s restricted to these with the most effective graphics playing cards from group inexperienced. Meanwhile, AMD FSR works on all GPUs no matter their producer and may provide a larger efficiency enhance should you’re in pursuit of essentially the most fps potential.