AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.0 has officially debuted today, and early reviewers seem to be pretty happy with what red team has achieved with the second iteration of its upscaling technology. TechPowerUp, for one, has called FSR 2.0 “just as good” as modern versions of NVIDIA’s highly regarded DLSS, sharing screenshots that suggest the two are quite comparable in terms of image quality on select settings. This is a pretty notable feat, as FSR 2.0 does not rely on AI and machine learning like green team’s alternative but still manages to produce a picture that’s substantially improved compared to its previous iteration, particularly in Quality mode. Deathloop players can try out FSR 2.0 today thanks to a new update that developer Arkane Studios released for the game. AMD has also shared first-party benchmarks and comparisons for Deathloop running with FSR 2.0, which can be found here.
AMD has achieved the unthinkable—the new FidelityFX Super Resolution FSR 2.0 looks amazing, just as good as DLSS 2.0, actually DLSS 2.3 (in Deathloop). Sometimes even slightly better, sometimes slightly worse, but overall, this is a huge win for AMD. Take a look at our comparison images—there’s a huge improvement when comparing FSR 1.0 to FSR 2.0. The comparison to “Native” or “Native+TAA” also always looks worse than FSR 2.0, which is somewhat expected. When comparing “DLSS Quality” against “FSR 2.0 Quality,” spotting minor differences is possible, but for every case I found, I’d say it’s impossible to declare one output better than the other; it’s pretty much just personal preference, or not even that.