Microsoft Edge browser introduces Video Super Resolution feature

Recently, Nvidia released the GeForce Game Ready 531.18 WHQL driver, which provides support for RTX Video Super Resolution (VSR) technology in Chrome and Edge browsers, making it applicable to various online content platforms such as YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. Users with GeForce RTX 30/40 series graphics cards can be the first to enjoy this feature.

Microsoft has also confirmed that all RTX models (20, 30, and 40 series) and Radeon RX 5700-7800 series will support this technology in the Edge browser. According to Microsoft’s announcement, their VSR technology can eliminate compression artifacts and enhance the sharpness of text. Currently, this feature is only open to 50% of users and will gradually be made available to others. However, users can still manually enable this feature by changing the browser settings through the address in the picture below.

According to Microsoft, certain conditions must be met to enable Microsoft Edge’s VSR technology, including it is currently only available for Nvidia RTX 20/30/40 series or AMD RX 5700-RX7800 series graphics cards; VSR technology will only work if the video resolution is lower than 720p and the width and height of the video are not less than 192 pixels; if enabled on a laptop, it must be plugged in; VSR technology is not applicable to videos protected by digital rights management technologies such as PlayReady or Widevine, such as Netflix or other streaming services.

Twitter user @9550pro noticed that Microsoft’s announcement seems to have leaked the yet-to-be-released AMD RX 7800 graphics card, which is quite dramatic.