AMD Patents ‘Super Gaming Resolution’ To Take On Nvidia DLSS
A new patent for AMD “Gaming Super Resolution” or simply “GSR” has just been made available to the public, which adds weight to these expectations, although no announcement has been made to accompany the information. . Until AMD gives us an official launch date, don’t take any rumors as gospel, no matter how compelling.
AMD previously said that FidelityFX Super Resolution, Team Red’s AI-powered graphics booster to compete with Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), will arrive on RDNA 2-powered gaming PCs this year, with sources as YouTuber Corteks claiming it will have an official release in June.
Better late than never
FidelityFX was initially teased when the Radeon 6000 graphics cards were announced, but actual launch information has been extremely scarce, with very little information available on this feature.
The new patent might suggest that AMD has completed development of the technology behind the upcoming resolution feature, but it’s not uncommon for large companies to submit multiple patents to protect information from leaking into the public domain. We also know that the patent in question was actually filed in November 2019, although it only emerged recently.
There is currently no image accompanying the patent, so we are moving away from the text purely for now, which reveals that GSR would be based on interference for high-end images. AMD claims that the deep learning approach can result in loss of detail or color because aspects of the original image are not taken into account, so a solution that uses upscaling technology The linear and non-linear scale was developed from scratch in order to maintain and improve the fidelity of the final image.
AMD is back in the game
The patent also states that this technology is used outside of graphics cards in the same way as Nvidia implementing graphics scaling in products such as Nvidia Shield TV Pro. This means that GSR would not only work on processors and GPUs, we could also see it used in a wider range of devices than Nvidia, such as game consoles, TVs, portable devices, mobile phones and Moreover.
AMD needs to catch up with Nvidia and the ground it has gained by using features like DLSS. The launch of Big Navi cards late last year finally introduced ray tracing into AMD’s GPU lineup, and while the Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT are great gaming gear, the manufacturers of PCs are mainly looking for Nvidia products like GeForce. RTX 3080 or RTX 3070 because of their software advantages.
Since AMD’s Big Navi cards had no oversampling response, they had to render every frame at higher resolutions, a process that made cards much slower than its Nvidia counterparts when trying to match. graphics output. Nvidia also bought its bag of software goodies when the mobile versions of the Ampere line were released, bringing RTX and DLSS to powerful gaming laptops.
If AMD can match what Team Green currently offers in desktop and mobile GPUs, it has a better chance of reclaiming market share. Of course, all graphics cards are hard to buy right now due to the continued silicon shortage and high demand caused by cryptomining, but with Bitcoin finally starting to drop in value, it might not take long. before we see some sense of normalcy restored. graphics card market.