Vega Finally gets RIS support in Adrenalin 19.9.3 Driver Update

AMD finally got around to doing something it should have done weeks ago. With the Adrenalin 19.9.3 update, the Radeon Vega owners finally have access to Radeon Image Sharpening.

We were a bit puzzled when Adrenalin 19.9.2 came around. It extended Radeon Image Sharpening support to the older Polaris cards. Prior to this, it was an exclusive feature. But Vega was both newer than Polaris and higher up in the product stack. Why on earth would Vega owners have to miss out? Well, from what it looks like, AMD must’ve had to spend a bit of time ironing out the kinks in the RIS implementation on Vega.

As things stand now, both the Radeon RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 owners, along with the 10 people who’ve bought either the Radeon VII or the Vega Frontier Edition, will have access to Radeon Image Sharpening. Unfortunately, Vega APU users gaming on Vega 8 or Vega 11 will be missing out on this feature. Since there are no fundamental architectural differences between these SKUs and higher-end Vega, it’s a bit puzzling as to why they’d be excluded. Still, you can always use the Reshade port of RIS.

Keep in mind that Radeon Image Sharpening is limited to DX12 titles while running on Windows 10. How useful that is depends on the games you play.

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