NVIDIA DLSS is already in 300 games, but where is the AMD alternative?

First of all, you should know that DLSS and FSR start from the same principle: render the game in a low resolution and scale it to a higher resolution. For example, the game can be rendered at 720p resolution and scaled to 1080p resolution.

But both technologies have a huge difference. NVIDIA DLSS requires Tensor Core, specific cores for artificial intelligence. AMD FSR does not require this, it does it all by brute force and theoretically with little impact on the graphics card.

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NVIDIA DLSS We must remember that it was born as a complementary technology to Ray Tracing. He ray tracing in real time means 35-50% FPS loss. To compensate for these losses, this AI image rescaling technology is introduced and, of course, the Tensor Cores.

The developers have seen that this technology is brutal and they implement it independently. Death Stranding, for example, does not have support for ray tracing, but it does integrate DLSS. And the truth is, like this, many other games integrate it, more than 300 games support DLSS.

Diablo IV which has just been released is compatible with DLSS 3 and DLSS 2, as well as with DLAA and Reflex. Ratchet and Clank: Time Jump will also bear will bear too DLSS 3 and DLSS 2.

Additionally, it has been announced that Haunted House, Haunted House Remastered: Prologue, Wild Hearts, Crouching Dragon: Skyfall, and The Elder Scrolls Online: Nocromancer will be receiving DLSS 2 shortly.

We can consult the official NVIDIA list as of June 7, 2023, the list adds 305 games and applications compatible with DLSS 2. In addition, of all these, a total of 37 are already compatible with DLSS 3. It is also interesting the number that nothing less that 208 games and applications are compatible with Ray Tracing.

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AMD FSR, a makeshift?

We have to emphasize that AMD graphics cards do not have dedicated cores for this technology. There is no such thing as Tensor Cores on Radeon GPUs, so it cannot be supported on specific cores. What it does is render the game in a lower resolution and scale it in software.

What this means is an image quality worse than that of its competitor. Nor can the graphics card allocate resources to this task (or not many so as not to impact performance) so its capabilities are limited.

According to AMD, FSR is currently present in 266 games, among which Cyberpunk 2077, Gotham Knights or Red Dead Redemption 2 stand out. The company highlights that at least 97 games support FSR 2.0 or higher versions.

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But without a doubt, AMD’s great failure is the same as always: marketing. NVIDIA sells its technologies (whether good or not) very well, even they are very heavy. They always add that this monitor has G-Sync, this game has DLSS, Ray Tracing, Reflex or whatever.

It is not normal for AMD to highlight these aspects in its drivers. Usually they say that they support this or that game and little else. The best example would be Cyberpunk 2077. We all know that it has Ray Tracing and DLSS, but did you know that it also supports FSR?

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