AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution Patent Lays Out Details On The DLSS Alternative

AMD seems to have patented its upcoming FidelityFX Super Resolution technology, and the revealed documents have given us a first look into the inner working of team red’s DLSS rival.

The new patent, first brought to light in a beyond3d forum, seemingly spills the beans on how AMD plans to power its cross-platform super-resolution technology.

As per Videocardz, the patent was submitted in 2019 but has only been made public recently. It’s possible that it’s only one of the possible ways in which AMD will be levering its hardware to deliver what NVIDIA has been doing with dedicated machine learning cores.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 CONTROL Ray Tracing using AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (AMD FSR)

The following excerpt from the patent gives us a small idea on what AMD is planning with FSR-

A super-resolution processing method is provided which improves processing performance. The method includes receiving an input image having the first resolution, generating linear down-sampled versions of the input image by down-sampling the input image via a linear upscaling network and generating non-linear down-sampled versions of the input image by down-sampling the input image via a non-linear upscaling network.

Radeon RX 6700 XT-02
Radeon RX 6700 XT

You can check out the images from the patent thanks to this Twitter user. If previous rumours turn out to be true, then AMD might just release FSR in June, in line with its more budget-friendly Radeon RX 6600-series of graphics cards, where the upscaling feature should make up for the lack of proper ray tracing power.

Rahul Majumdar
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