What you need to know
- Radeon Super Resolution is now available in the latest driver update from AMD.
- The feature can boost the performance of any game that supports fullscreen mode, as long as a PC has a supported GPU.
- AMD’s Radeon RX 5000 series and 6000 series graphics cards work with Radeon Super Resolution.
Radeon Super Resolution is now available through the latest driver from AMD. The technology can boost the framerate of any game, even without any specific implementation by developers. Competing technologies, like NVIDIA DLSS and AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution, require developers to build the framerate boosting feature into specific games.
To use Radeon Super Resolution, gamers need to have a supported GPU. All Radeon RX 5000 and RX 6000 series graphics cards can work with the feature. If you have a supported system, you can head over to AMD’s drivers and support page to update your PC. After updating your device, all of the best PC games should be able to take advantage of AMD’s new feature.
When AMD announced Radeon Super Resolution, it promised performance bumps of up to 70%. With support for the feature rolling out, we should see if real-world usage lines up with AMD’s claims.
Despite having similar names and acronyms, Radeon Super Resolution (RSR) is different than AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). Both improve gaming performance, but they take two different approaches to the process. Radeon Super Resolution is a driver-based feature that’s part of AMD’s Adrenalin software. It does not require specific implementation by developers and can work on any game with a fullscreen mode. In contrast, FidelityFX Super Resolution is built into specific games.
Notably, the Steam Deck takes yet another approach to boost framerates. The console can use FidelityFX Super Resolution for any game because of how it works with Linux. The PC version of FidelityFX Super Resolution is limited to specific games.
PC gamers with newer AMD GPUs now have a couple of options for boosting game performance. They can use FidelityFX Super Resolution if a game supports it or fall back to Radeon Super Resolution for any other titles.