RTX Video Super Resolution alternative: FSR for YouTube and VLC

Last year Nvidia came out with RTX Video Super Resolution, a video upscaling and postprocessing technology for usage in web browsers and later also in VLC Media Player. It looks like something similar will be available also for AMD GPUs, but while Nvidia’s approach is the equivalent of DLSS 1.0 applied to video content, Radeon’s upscaling will probably be based on FSR 1.0, so it could be usable by other vendor GPUs, like FSR. Read more “RTX Video Super Resolution alternative: FSR for YouTube and VLC” »

Fluid Motion Frames now also for Radeon iGPUs, leaves preview

Last year AMD released FSR 3 frame generation, of which a simplified version that doesn’t use game vector data is also usable globally on the GPU driver level as the AMD Fluid Motion Frames feature. It can be used in all sorts of games that lack their own FSR 3 (or Nvidia’s DLSS 3) support. This technology will soon make its way from beta to standard drivers, and it now even works on integrated GPUs, including gaming handhelds. Read more “Fluid Motion Frames now also for Radeon iGPUs, leaves preview” »

AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT is real, launching this month

When AMD released the Radeon RX 7600 as the cheapest RDNA 3 model, it was the only card without the “XT” designation. It uses fully enabled Navi 33 die configuration thoughs, so it invited the interpretation that a Radeon RX 7600 XT might not even exist. But as it turns out, such graphics card is indeed coming to market. There is also talk of other additions to the Radeon RX 7000 series, but it’s a muddier story with those. Read more “AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT is real, launching this month” »

End of Polaris and Vega GPU support: AMD provides a redux driver

Recently, it has been reported that AMD may be preparing to discontinue driver support for older Radeon graphics cards with Polaris and Vega architectures (pre-RDNA cards based on GCN lineage). AMD has now released the first new version of drivers for these graphics cards in two months, so it seems that the full end of updates for them is not yet here, but at the same time it is confirmed that support for them is moving to the back burner. Read more “End of Polaris and Vega GPU support: AMD provides a redux driver” »

First games with FSR 3 are out, AMD released AFMF preview driver

A month ago, AMD announced the arrival of FSR 3, or FidelityFX Super Resolution 3, a technology that adds interpolation-based frame generation to FSR, analogous to Nvidia’s DLSS 3. The feature had its public launch last weekend as FSR 3 was patched into the first two games. Fluid Motion Frames, which doubles the frame rate via drivers even when the game doesn’t directly support it, is now also available for testing. Read more “First games with FSR 3 are out, AMD released AFMF preview driver” »

AMD launches FSR 3. Open source-frame generation for all GPUs

Last week at Gamescom, AMD added two new SKUs to its Radeon RX 7000 graphics card line-up, the RX 7700 XT and RX 7800 XT. But there were also other, more software-side news – the upcoming FSR 3 or FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 technology, featuring the so-called Fluid Motion Frames. It is an open-source alternative to Nvidia’s DLSS 3 technology that will work on a broad portfolio of GPUs, including older generations. Read more “AMD launches FSR 3. Open source-frame generation for all GPUs” »

Radeon RX 7800 XT confirmed. PowerColor leaked all the info

Just after the rumors that a low-cost gaming Radeon RX 7500 could be coming out, it turns out that AMD is probably going to launch a more powerful model before that – the Radeon RX 7800 XT, which will rank below the also new OEM-only RX 7900 GRE. PowerColor basically went and revealed more or less everything about the 7800 XT graphics card that is going to use the Navi 32 GPU so now it’s just a question of when it will hit the market. Read more “Radeon RX 7800 XT confirmed. PowerColor leaked all the info” »

RDNA 3 the same as RDNA 2? Wrong, computational tests show

We’re still in the process of finishing our review of the Radeon RX 7600 (the Pulse model by Sapphire), but we made a little preview, looking at a subset of tests that might go unnoticed in the final review: compute applications benchmarks. Why? The card seems to show better than typical performance gains in them. We’ve seen opinions stating that Navi 33 GPU bingst nothing new versus the Navi 23 chip, but these results say otherwise. Read more “RDNA 3 the same as RDNA 2? Wrong, computational tests show” »

Radeon RX 7600 XT launch date leaked: less than four weeks away

A few days ago, reports started surfacing that more affordable Radeon graphics cards with RDNA 3 architecture based on the Navi 33 chip might finally be coming to market. They stated that these cards could be exhibited (just that at that point) at Computex 2023 during (May 30–June 2). But it might all happen faster. According to information posted by YouTuber Moore’s Law Is Dead, there card should be available on the shelves before then. Read more “Radeon RX 7600 XT launch date leaked: less than four weeks away” »

Radeon power draw finally stays low with multi-monitor setups

In a multi-monitor setup, graphics cards naturally have higher power draw, and in some cases significantly so. But it seems that, at least with the RX 7900 XT (Sapphire Pulse), this is no longer the case. We know from measurements that the increase in power draw of this card is very low, several times lower than it used to be in the past in all the older models we have tested. Basically, we can say that the “problem is solved”. Read more “Radeon power draw finally stays low with multi-monitor setups” »

First AMD FSR 3.0 sneak peek, technology is similar to DLSS 3

Few months ago, AMD has announced ongoing work on the third generation of FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) upscaling, which should bring a similar feature to DLSS 3 – interpolating of intermediate frames inserted between legitimate game frames, much like TVs do with video and movies. AMD has now formally confirmed this and presented FSR 3.0, which will offer frame interpolation and will again be open technology (including source code). Read more “First AMD FSR 3.0 sneak peek, technology is similar to DLSS 3” »

Radeon RX 6300 spotted in China. Modern GT 1030 replacement?

Basic low-cost dedicated GPUs became a dying breed over the last decade. Faster integrated GPUs leave less and less room for them and it doesn’t pay off to develop new chips of this sort anymore. Nvidia has been selling the GeForce GT 1030 with a 16nm Pascal architecture chip for almost six years now, and it’s only now, it seems. that a more modern replacement could appear: the Radeon RX 6300 with a 6nm GPU based on a current architecture. Read more “Radeon RX 6300 spotted in China. Modern GT 1030 replacement?” »

Radeon driver problem breaks Windows, avoid factory reset option

AMD released a new version of Radeon Software drivers 23.2.1 last month, which was significant in that after a hiatus where new versions were only for Radeon RX 7900s for a while, it merged the two branches and now the same driver supports all GPUs again. But it looks like there is a bug in the installer that may lead to a broken Windows installation. It’s said to happen only rarely, but there are certain situations to watch out for. Read more “Radeon driver problem breaks Windows, avoid factory reset option” »

Fact check: AMD is not limiting shipments to inflate prices

Last week, news stories have emerged that AMD is artificially inflating prices of its processors or GPUs by deliberately underselling the demand. This news has spread a lot. And yet, the report is almost certainly nonsense born out of misinterpretation (or misunderstanding of economics). There’s already been an official denial issued, but the story keeps spreading, so we feel it’s appropriate to address it a bit. Read more “Fact check: AMD is not limiting shipments to inflate prices” »

AMD RDNA 3 details: architecture changes, AI acceleration, DP 2.1

November 3 saw the expected unveiling of a new generation of Radeon graphics cards from AMD with RDNA 3 architecture, a competitor to the GeForce RTX 4000, the already selling new GPU generation from Nvidia. In this article, we’ll discuss the chiplet design of the new 5nm AMD GPUs, the changes in architecture, and the new functionality and features that they bring. RDNA 3 has a lot of new stuff compared to the previous generation. Read more “AMD RDNA 3 details: architecture changes, AI acceleration, DP 2.1” »

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