Forspoken Is the First Gaming Title to Receive AMD FSR3 with Frame Generation Via Latest Patch

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Forspoken is the first gaming title to get frame generation using the latest version of AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution technology. It had been announced in August that Forspoken and Immortals of Aveum would be the first titles to get FSR3 and today Square Enix has rolled its patch updating its open-world RPG. FSR3 brings frame generation technology without proprietary hardware via HLSL coding and is performed in an asynchronous compute for improved efficiency. Owners of AMD Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards can use Anti-Lag+ to reduce latency which is usually associated with frame generation techniques.

AMD FS3 Latency Reduction (per AMD)

“AMD FSR 3 includes latency reduction technology for responsive gaming experiences when using frame generation technology. Running at 60+ FPS before enabling FSR 3 frame generation is recommended to mitigate any latency introduced by the technology.

Additionally, gamers using AMD Radeon™ RX 7000 Series graphics cards can optionally switch on and combine the benefits of our new driver-based AMD Radeon™ Anti-Lag+ technology5 (part of an upcoming update to the AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition™ application) to further lower latency in supported games, which will include FSR 3 games like Forspoken, when frame generation is used. For gamers using AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 series or lower graphics cards when playing an FSR 3 game, they can use Anti-Lag instead, which works in all games.”

Unlike NVIDIA’s DLSS technology, AMD’s FSR3 is available to owners of most current graphics cards made by AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA. AMD has said that 10 other titles, including Cyberpunk 2077, and Avatar Frontiers of Pandora, will also be getting FSR3. This next iteration of FidelityFX Super Resolution also brings further visual and performance improvements over previous versions.

Patch 1.22 Notes (via Square Enix):

“The update patch 1.22 for Forspoken (main game, DLC, and demo) was released on 29/09/2023 7:00 (UTC). 

*This update does not apply to the PlayStation®5 version. 
*The Microsoft Store version will be updated as soon as the patch is approved. 
*The updated version name for each platform will be displayed on the game’s title screen. 

Patch Notes 

Graphic Updates: 

・Updated the game to support AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution 3. 
*FidelityFX™ Super Resolution 3 combines temporal upscaling and frame generation to deliver significantly higher performance. 
*Frame generation is enabled separately from upscaling and is available when using AMD Radeon™ RX 5000 Series, NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 20 Series, and Intel® Arc™ 7 Series or newer GPUs. (Upscaling is still available to use on GPUs older than the products mentioned.) 

・Added a new NativeAA quality mode option. 
*Native AA mode does not apply upscaling but applies high-quality anti-aliasing and sharpening

・Added Frame Generation settings to the Graphics section of the menu. 

Technical Issues: 

・Fixed an issue causing the save data for the main game to appear in the DLC’s save data slot and the save data for the DLC to appear in the main game’s save data slot. (Steam version) 
*This fix only applies to newly created save data. 

Known Issues:

・Low frame rates can be experienced on some 240Hz and higher refresh rate monitors, when FSR3 Frame Generation and VSync are enabled.  
*To remediate this issue, make sure you are using the latest drivers from your video card manufacturer. You can also disable VSync, or set your monitor refresh rate to less than 240Hz.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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