AMD will introduce new FidelityFX technology at GDC 2023

Recently, AMD announced that it will introduce new FidelityFX technology at the GDC 2023 conference at the end of March. The meeting will be hosted by Jason Lacroix, the head of the FidelityFX SDK, and in addition to bringing new technology, he will also familiarize everyone with the SDK’s functions and architecture, and discuss how to better implement FidelityFX technology. According to AMD, the new FidelityFX technology will be launched soon.

AMD FidelityFX, as an open-source image quality toolkit, aims to improve image quality or increase frame rates. It includes various technologies such as Super Resolution, Contrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), Combined Adaptive Compute Ambient Occlusion (CACAO), Variable Shading Rate (VSR), Stochastic Screen Space Reflections (SSSR), and denoisers. It is supported by various games and can be used in game consoles driven by AMD chips, as well as with non-Radeon hardware. Although there are many technologies in the AMD FidelityFX toolkit, the most widely used is Super Resolution technology.

It is unclear what new technologies AMD plans to add to FidelityFX, but FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 3.0 is definitely one of the choices. Other options may include methods for improving ray tracing game performance based on RDNA 2 and RDNA 3 architecture capabilities.

This month, AMD also released a plugin for Unreal Engine 5.1 that allows game developers to use FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.2 technology in the game engine, making it easier to add new technology to the game and providing some additional improvements to improve image quality and achieve better game effects.