AMD’s FSR 2.0 (FidelityFX Super Resolution) frame rate boost feature that uses temporal upscaling is coming to Hitman 3 and several other games in the not too distant future.
Team Red has just published a blog post (opens in new tab) revealing five new games that will support FSR 2.0, which include Hitman 3, as mentioned, as well as Abyss World, Rescue Party: Live, Super People, and The Callisto Protocol.
AMD also reminded us of 11 other games that will get FSR 2.0 in the future, and that includes Microsoft Flight Simulator, Eve Online, and Forspoken (when it launches later in the year – this will also be the first game to support DirectStorage, notably) .
The full list of 16 games due to FSR 2.0 support is as follows:
- Abyss World
- EVE Online
- Of punishment
- killer 3
- Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Perfect world remake
- Rescue Group: Live
- super people
- Swordsman Remake
- The Callisto Protocol
- Unknown 9: Awakening
FSR 2.0 uses temporal upscaling, which makes it a big step up from FSR 1.0 which used spatial upscaling. The difference is that with temporal, the FSR is drawing data to do its magic not only on the current frame in the game, but also on previous frames – just like Nvidia DLSS does – and this makes for an improved image quality.
Analysis: Impressive Progress and FSR 1.0 Games Still Coming
With those 16 entry-level games and three titles already featuring upscaling technology, there are 19 games in total that have brought or are bringing FSR 2.0 on board.
In case you missed it, the launch game with FSR 2.0 was Deathloop and since then we have witnessed the technology coming to God of War and Farming Simulator 22. AMD has also provided some new benchmarks for the latest games, showing, for example, that Deus of War at 4K ‘ultra’ settings on an RX 6950 XT hit 66 frames per second (fps) by default. This has increased considerably to 96 fps with FSR 2.0 in performance mode and 83 fps with FSR 2.0 in quality mode (for the best enhanced image quality, which looks very close to native 4K).
It’s good to see FSR 2.0 making commendable progress in raw numbers, even if it’s fair to say that a considerable portion of onboard games are more obscure subjects, there are still some big names set in the mix.
What’s interesting to note is that support is still being announced for FSR 1.0 with some games, with AMD noting that this is because the developers in question started working on incorporating the technology some time ago. Games receiving FSR 1.0 include Arma Reforger, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dolmen, Hitman 3, iRacing, Sniper Elite 5, The Elder Scrolls Online, and V Rising.
So yes, the Hitman 3 is getting support for both FSR 1.0 and 2.0, giving people the choice, with FSR 1.0 being less stressful on GPUs – for inferior results, of course – but that means those with a smaller graphics card which is below the hardware recommendations for FSR 2.0 still have the option to resort to increasing the frame rate.