If you are a PC gamer, you have probably heard the term ‘FSR’. But what does it mean, and why is it suddenly so popular?
We’ve put together this guide to FSR to help you understand the key facts about AMD’s new technology and which games support it. Keep reading to learn everything you’ll need to know about the AMD FSR.
What is FSR?
FSR (which stands for FidelityFX Super Resolution) is an AMD feature that’s intended to be similar to DLSS, meaning it helps boost a game’s framerate performance when your GPU is battling intense games.
But unlike DLSS, it doesn’t require machine learning, specific training routes for each game, or a special-purpose logic within the GPU. Instead, it uses simple spatial upscaling, so it can work on a wide variety of hardware.
Spatial image processing uses neighboring pixels for a higher resolution image to be sent to the display, resulting in a clearer image for us to see. It also compensates for ray tracing by enhancing image quality and improving framerates for slower graphics cards.
FSR supports a large range of GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. The PS5 and Xbox Series X have also been confirmed to support the technology.
Which games support FSR?
AMD launched FSR with just seven games to its name, with Godfall being the most high-profile. However, they have bought more recently, and there are now a total of nine games that support FSR.
The games that currently support AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution are:
- Dota 2
- Resident Evil Village
- Evil Geniuses 2: World Domination
- 22 Racing Series
- anno 1800
- Necromunda: Gun Hired
- the riftbreaker
- Terminator: Resistance
Some of the upcoming games that will be available to play with FSR are Far Cry 6, Vampire Blood Hunt and Farming Simulator 22. AMD is constantly adding support for more games, so keep bookmarking this page for future updates.
Which graphic cards support FSR?
FSR works on many graphics cards, and is not limited to the latest generation. Some of the graphics cards that are compatible include the older Radeon RX 460, going all the way up to AMD’s latest Radeon RX series, including the RX 5000 and Radeon RX 6000 series graphics.
The AMD FSR, surprisingly, will also be compatible with Nvidia cards as it is an open platform, starting with the 10 and 16 series, up to the latest RTX 30-series.
Basically, FSR will work on a lot of graphics cards, but to reduce any stress we’ve included a small selection of graphics card families that will do the trick below.
- Radeon RX 6000/6000 M Series
- Radeon RX 5000/5000 M Series
- Radeon RX Vega Series
- Radeon RX 500 Series
- Radeon RX 480/470/460
- Nvidia GTX 10/16 Series
- Nvidia RTX 20 Series
- Nvidia RTX 30 Series
- Ryzen 2000 Series CPU with Radeon GPU
Is FSR Available on PS5 and Xbox Series X?
FSR is now breaking its way into the console world, as the Arcamageddon developers revealed that the PlayStation 5 version of the game will get AMD FSR support.
Microsoft has also confirmed that the Xbox Game Development Kit will now include the AMD FSR library, which will allow game developers to implement this feature in games much faster.
Just like on PC, you’ll be limited to a short list of games that currently support FSR, so don’t expect it to work on the likes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Different or Microsoft Flight Simulator in the immediate future.
That said, considering the benefits of FSR, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the technology appear in more console games in the near future,