3DMark adds feature test for AMD FSR.

March 30, 2023

Today, March 30th, 2023, we’re thrilled to release a new feature test for the AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution (FSR) upscaling technology. The new 3DMark® AMD FSR feature test using FSR 2.2 is now available in 3DMark Advanced and Professional Editions.

Find out more at the UL Solutions Benchmarks site.

3DMark AMD FSR feature test

3DMark feature tests are specialized for specific technologies. The AMD FSR feature test helps you compare the performance and image quality of AMD FSR 2 technology with a traditional rendering approach using Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA).

The feature test also includes the 3DMark frame inspector tool, letting you compare image quality with an interactive side-by-side comparison of AMD FSR and native-resolution rendering.

See an example comparison below of the AMD FSR feature test using traditional rendering and TAA, and the same frame using AMD FSR technology.

3DMark AMD FSR feature test screenshot

Comparing FSR performance and visual fidelity with the AMD FSR feature test

The test renders a scene from Speed Way twice to show the effect AMD’s FSR 2 technology has on performance and image quality. To make the 3DMark AMD FSR feature test compatible with all FSR 2 supported graphics cards, DirectX® 12 Ultimate features such as DirectX Raytracing are disabled.

The first run measures baseline performance by rendering the scene with TAA at the desired output resolution. The second run renders the scene at a lower resolution, then uses the selected FSR quality mode to upscale frames to the desired output resolution.

3DMark AMD FSR feature test screenshot 2

Use the frame inspector tool for close-up comparisons

The 3DMark frame inspector tool provides an easy way to compare the image quality of each FSR 2 Quality Mode with native-resolution rendering. It generates a series of frames displayed side-by-side for comparison. There are controls to pan around and zoom in up to 32× for a close inspection of the two techniques’ differences.

3DMark AMD FSR feature test frame inspector screenshot

About AMD FideiltyFX Super Resolution

AMD FSR 2 is an AMD graphics technology that uses highly-optimized temporal analytical techniques to improve gaming performance while maintaining high visual fidelity. AMD FSR technology is open source and runs on a wide range of graphics processing units (GPUs) from all vendors.

Available Now

To run the AMD FSR feature test, you must have a GPU that supports AMD FSR or later. FSR is an open-source technology developed by AMD, supporting a wide range of GPUs across all vendors. For a list of officially supported GPUs from all vendors, please see the 3DMark user guide.

3DMark Advanced Edition, $34.99 (USD)

The AMD FSR feature test is included when you buy 3DMark, and a free update for users who purchased 3DMark after 12 October, 2022. You can buy 3DMark on Steam or direct from the UL Benchmarks website.

3DMark Speed Way upgrade, $4.99 (USD)

If you already own 3DMark but bought it before Oct. 12, 2022, you’ll need to buy the Speed Way upgrade to unlock the AMD FSR feature test. For more information, see our page on 3DMark updates and upgrades.

3DMark Professional Edition

The AMD FSR feature test is a free update for 3DMark Professional Edition for customers with a valid annual license. Customers with an older, perpetual Professional Edition license will need to purchase an annual license to unlock the AMD FSR feature test

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