Intel has shared a new video that demonstrates how its super sampling technology, XeSS, can upscale a 1080p image into a 4K one with arguably beautiful results. The game used in this demo is a beta build of EXOR Studios’ The Riftbreaker, a base-building survival game that was released on October 14, 2021. Viewers should ensure that the 4K stream is enabled to see what XeSS can supposedly do.

Intel on its XeSS technology:

XeSS (Xe Super Sampling) takes your gaming experience to the next level with AI-enhanced upscaling that enables an increased output resolution while maintaining high image fidelity at maximum performance. Designed with all gamers in mind, XeSS is unlocked to work on widely available hardware.

Machine learning helps synthesize images that are very close to the quality of native ultra-high-res rendering by reconstructing subpixel details from neighboring pixels, as well as motion-compensated previous frames. This reconstruction is performed by a neural network trained to deliver high performance and exceptional quality.

Intel’s XeSS super sampling technology will complement the company’s new Arc Alchemist graphics cards, which are slated for release sometime next year. XeSS is expected to also work on select NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

Source: Intel Graphics

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4 Comments

  1. I’m very confused who this is supposed to impress when they aren’t comparing 4K to XeSS 4K

    Also 1080p zoomed in looks way better than this – whoever encoded/edited the video made it look worse than it should.

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  2. [QUOTE=”kcthebrewer, post: 43509, member: 498″]
    This is a 1080p screenshot

    It may as well be the 4K side in that video.
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    Welcome to marketing 101. Please, take a seat.

    It’s the whole reason sites like this, exist. 😉

  3. I just wish Intel would release the cards so we can whine that we can’t find, and or, afford one.

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