AMD’s gift to ALL gamers - FidelityFX Super Resolution

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AMD has long needed FidelityFX Super Resolution to be competitive with Nvidia in ray tracing performance, and now that it’s finally here, could it possibly put up a fight? Does it have to?

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0:00 Intro
0:43 Test rig and games
1:25 Anno 1800 Image Quality
2:25 Godfall 4K Image Quality
3:32 Kingshunt, briefly
3:45 Godfall 1440p Image Quality
4:53 Godfall 1080p Image Quality
5:53 Let's go lower...
6:22 Performance results
7:32 But why upscale at all?
8:07 How FSR is different
9:22 Conclusion


  1. Linus Tech Tips

    Linus Tech TipsBulan Yang lalu

    Correction: At 2:56 the on-screen text shows "Quality", but the clip is actually for the "Balanced" preset as the voiceover suggests.

  2. Gameplay Dude

    Gameplay Dude27 hari yang lalu

    amazing 😁

  3. Bobbyzzz

    BobbyzzzBulan Yang lalu


  4. Bound4Earth

    Bound4EarthBulan Yang lalu

    No you shouldn't care, at least not yet. Unless you enjoy one of the five games or soon to be close to 10 in another month. Love that it is free to all, but until it goes mainstream in more games, it is not worth installing. Let me buy and buy and install Terminator and enjoy the hour it takes to get into a game... Seriously we get it they want to support as many games as they can while avoiding games that already support DLSS, but why include an already dead game that has been dead since shortly after launch. FidelityFX Super Resolution is going to be better than most people thought, But none of it matters til they get support for games people actually play. On another note, wtf is up with this name and which spaz was allowed near naming rights... Introducing our answer to DLSS, get ready for our name that is totally not try hard Boomer, FidelityFX Super Duper Quad HD Mega Maxxed Out Resolutionizer. TL; DR: The future is looking great for this tech, but right now support is beyond disappointing. Check back in six months, or more likely a year or two.

  5. Xeogin

    XeoginBulan Yang lalu

    Ulltra Quality... Ulltra... Ullt... ll

  6. superkaboose1066

    superkaboose1066Bulan Yang lalu

    useless, I'm unsubbing, shame! ... ;)

  7. Francisco Rojas

    Francisco Rojas4 hari yang lalu

    I was wondering why Anthony looks high as a kite, then I remember they're in Canada.

  8. Jaded Carton

    Jaded Carton4 hari yang lalu


  9. Bag of Cheetos

    Bag of Cheetos4 hari yang lalu

    Me watching on a 1080p screen: Hmm yes that one looks sharper

  10. mineland

    mineland4 hari yang lalu

    *cries in radeon hd*

  11. SciVerse

    SciVerse4 hari yang lalu

    FSR and DLSS will make the GPU Famine a lot more bearable

  12. Unsqeakable8989

    Unsqeakable89896 hari yang lalu

    480p + performance mode. cant wait to get that sweet fps!

  13. Meow Meow

    Meow Meow6 hari yang lalu


  14. apple

    apple9 hari yang lalu

    Won me over Nvidia, who locks their technology behind the rtx paywall

  15. Beelzebub

    Beelzebub10 hari yang lalu

    should you care? well, AMD gpu owners definitely care.

  16. Whitefish

    Whitefish11 hari yang lalu

    My 1080ti will continue to serve me well!

  17. Cruz Marco

    Cruz Marco13 hari yang lalu

    Finally Crysis will have what it deserves.


    JONATHAN LALLABAN14 hari yang lalu

    Imagine playing at 240p then upscaling at 1080p ohh boy


    JONATHAN LALLABAN14 hari yang lalu

    I wish they can add more games and my radeon r7 integrated graphics can get this fidelityfx

  20. Kirito Kazuto

    Kirito Kazuto14 hari yang lalu

    I need to unlock rinnegan to see the difference.

  21. Two Eye

    Two Eye14 hari yang lalu

    Imagine this on the steam deck lol. native resolution of 360p upscaled to 720p FTW

  22. tinyentropy

    tinyentropy15 hari yang lalu

    Shame on you, AMD. Obviously, you have no expertise in state of the art technology. Leaving customers without state of the art technology on AMD grafics cards. I hope Apple, Microsoft, Sony, and Apple will „learn“ that they need to switch to Nvidia finally. Obviously, they managed to get so far ahead that you stopped trying to compete. In fact, you represent THE BOTTLENECK of next-gen consoles already, even after they have just been released. And for those saying this is only version 1.0: DLSS is a machine learning model that has been trained on many images and image sequences, from which it gained knowledge about how materials and structures are supposed to look like. Due to this, it has knowledge that it can use to compensate for what is missing in the image. It is external knowledge. FSR on the other hand, only tries to sharpen edges of the current image it sees - since it has no machine learning model in the background - its „knowledge“ of images is very limited. It just tries to interpolate the pixels that it sees, whereas DLSS can make informed decisions about how to reconstruct missing parts in the image as best as possible. Such models need specific hardware to be performant. Nvidia cards have it, AMD not. Due to theses differences, FSR is lacking even the potentials of DLSS. It is apples and oranges. But AMD clearly hopes that people don‘t know what deep learning is needed for and how difficult its research and development is. Obviously, AMD tried and failed and now tries to use the argument of open source and backwards compatibility to direct people away from that epic failure. 👎

  23. David Coleman

    David Coleman16 hari yang lalu

    I geeked out when he did the ending sponsor 🤣

  24. Gregory Wilson

    Gregory Wilson16 hari yang lalu

    Hey! Could you do a video about AMD's oft overlooked Virtual Super Resolution feature??? Like, how it benefits 1080p displays, which most people are still using? It's an absolutely fantastic feature and no one even knows about it it seems like. Image quality comparisons on a 1080p monitor rendering at 1080p vs 4k VSR??? It seriously eliminates almost all aliasing. If your video card can do 4k well, it is absolutely fantastic for rendering older games at extreme resolutions to eliminate stairstepping. A lot of games don't support it, but, guess what? You can just render your normally 1080p desktop at 4k, and then they'll generally allow it. Like, I can render PC Building Simulator, which has awful AA, at 4k.. and boom, stairstepping gone. Amazing! Expensive, but so worth it.

  25. Ab. Su.

    Ab. Su.17 hari yang lalu

    I hope AMD fix this, DLSS looks amazing. I wish AMD can catch that improvment.

  26. awsomejon

    awsomejon18 hari yang lalu

    Anthony is op.

  27. mohammed sabeel

    mohammed sabeel19 hari yang lalu

    I donot got any GPU but I am a gamer

  28. Autistic POV

    Autistic POV20 hari yang lalu

    3 weeks and it's already available in custom shaders patch for assetto corsa . need to be patreon member of the modder to get the preview . awesome stuff

  29. Autistic POV

    Autistic POV20 hari yang lalu

    just checked on my system and i downoaded 30fps extra on quality settings .

  30. Zane Miller

    Zane Miller21 hari yang lalu

    Am i the only one that doesn't see a difference?

  31. chuck bass

    chuck bass21 hari yang lalu

    Me: Yay it's Anthony Linus: rIdGeWaLlEt Me: sigh


    AMIT BADONI23 hari yang lalu

    Why different channels have same content, same games, even same pictures and scenes...🙄

  33. Comment

    Comment21 hari yang lalu

    What do you want them to do?

  34. John Biggs

    John Biggs24 hari yang lalu

    7:14 1600xt?

  35. Sari3n

    Sari3n26 hari yang lalu

    All gamers you say

  36. e8root

    e8root27 hari yang lalu

    On Cyberpunk DLSS Performance improves static detail over native resolution. Sure it makes overall picture more blurry but in quite good way and actual details look better. I bet Cyberpunk will get FSR to both PC and PS5/XSX so I will then compare it to DLSS. I expect DLSS to be still better BUTT (since video already have references to this :P) FSR development is a very good thing for us gamers. Not only it is great for consoles (which we own and love) and AMD GPU users, Pascal users and will push Nvidia to work harder on DLSS to make it stand out more.

  37. YOutsider

    YOutsider28 hari yang lalu

    dude! visual comparisons need time to process. pace is too fast in this vid to be useful.

  38. Neko MLGaming

    Neko MLGaming28 hari yang lalu

    If only I have GPU that can Run genshin impact 😔

  39. IKhan

    IKhan28 hari yang lalu

    I love the turnaround AMD made in the past few years. From being a cheaper and not better alternative to being a gaming titan for a reasonable price. Also, Anthony is great as usual.


    TANMAN47TANMAN28 hari yang lalu

    Why are people complaining about open source performance boosting software

  41. Trenton B.

    Trenton B.29 hari yang lalu

    How will FSR scale on 8K? wont dlss be at a disadvantage at 8K because it has to keep extra frames in its buffer? this may be a long con targeting consoles on new 8K screens.

  42. Elliott Lam

    Elliott Lam29 hari yang lalu

    I always find it hilarious when the sponsor is vessi cuz Linus only wears sandals. Lol

  43. Kalimah

    Kalimah29 hari yang lalu

    Anthony should be making MILLIONS of dollars somewhere in the computer field.

  44. Sarys

    SarysBulan Yang lalu

    Looks like shit

  45. jpteknoman

    jpteknomanBulan Yang lalu

    that sponsor part reminded me of something i found in the super market. a thai chicken sauce that had a prominent "vegan recipe" on the label... because no vegan will eat their chicken with a sauce that is not made in a vegan way right? i think some companies are going way too far out of their way to appeal to certain groups even if their products are not meant for these groups. another example is gluten free yogurt when yogurt has no gluten in it anyway (gluten is a starch protein, so its something you find in bread, pasta and stuff like that)

  46. Ahmed Anssaien

    Ahmed AnssaienBulan Yang lalu

    Lmao Oh, Anthony! Because you said "Christmas" at 8:45, I ended up reading "ANTI-ALIASED RENDERER" as "ANTI-ALIASED REINDEER".😂🤣 🦌🎅🎄❄🤶

  47. Shiro Jm

    Shiro JmBulan Yang lalu

    Mostly irrelevant as long it is barely supported, at least it seems like it is simpler to implement so maybe in a few years it will be a relevant upscaling?

  48. Kars

    KarsBulan Yang lalu

    The devs should implement a noise reducer in before up scaling and sharpening to take care of shimmering. Anyway I don't like the upscaled sharpened look, but maybe we need to wait just as with DLSS2.0.

  49. Retro Soul

    Retro SoulBulan Yang lalu

    This only reason this stuff even needs to exist is because we got rid of crts...massive mistake

  50. Azim Alif

    Azim AlifBulan Yang lalu

    Will this work on amd apu's?

  51. Maxime Vhw

    Maxime VhwBulan Yang lalu

    so not worth it for 1080p?

  52. Xiaolin Draconis

    Xiaolin DraconisBulan Yang lalu

    7:41 Oct of 2020 I decided I wanted a pc to game on, I almost waited for Black Friday sales but pulled the trigger on a $900 build that got me a 1660 super for $200. I am soooo glad I didn't wait any longer to order the parts.

  53. Cursh

    CurshBulan Yang lalu

    Could you do a video with lower end cards? If I had a RX6800XT I wouldn't need extra performance with blurry visuals.

  54. hydzior

    hydziorBulan Yang lalu

    Thats the shitties temporal reconstruction ever made :).

  55. Mohammed Zaib

    Mohammed ZaibBulan Yang lalu

    Boring ass video

  56. Jouki

    JoukiBulan Yang lalu

    who cares if most of the new games are trash

  57. Carson Watson

    Carson WatsonBulan Yang lalu

    Thanks linus for making those segways exactly 10 seconds long

  58. Mayank Soni

    Mayank SoniBulan Yang lalu

    I was waiting for someone to mention reshade, man it'll be a blast if reshade could apply that since it's open source and all.

  59. Jordi Drabs

    Jordi DrabsBulan Yang lalu

    i have a gtx 750ti unfortunatly. this would be awesome but i cant afford any gpus with my benefits at the crazy market and world wide shortage. It would be awesome if i could use this on my GTX 750 Ti but it's to old unfortunatly. @Linus Tech Tips ive always enjoyed your vids as well as jayz2cents. You both opened a whole new world and made my build my first pc years ago. My pcs (or upgrades to my old one) were pretty neat and even got me a job in computer repair and sales which i did without any schooling, just watching your vids. I loved that job but they didnt extend my contract as i was hospitalized during my time there the and they didnt want to risk it. Anyhow I love you guys

  60. Avieshek

    AvieshekBulan Yang lalu

    This is more suitable for Intel integrated graphics.

  61. James Mitchell

    James MitchellBulan Yang lalu

    Another good review by Anthony! Looks like AMD is headed in the right direction.

  62. Duncan.

    Duncan.Bulan Yang lalu

    I have no idea what this video meant !

  63. Banana

    BananaBulan Yang lalu

    Should have comparison against 1080p or 1440p same FPS

  64. Gaijin Kuri

    Gaijin KuriBulan Yang lalu

    Good thing I'm getting older and my eyesight worse by the day. Sometimes I could barely tell the difference, though I probably don't know what to look for if I'm being honest.


    BUBERMAILBulan Yang lalu

    I love when Anthony hosts, and merry christmas xD

  66. Zachary Clark

    Zachary ClarkBulan Yang lalu

    “Works on cards made up to 5 years ago” *Cries in intel HD 3000*


    TANMAN47TANMAN28 hari yang lalu

    3600 integrated here

  68. אε0

    אε0Bulan Yang lalu

    I only watch videos with Anthony in them!

  69. Andrew Z

    Andrew ZBulan Yang lalu

    For some reason I do not see the “gift” how you call it…gift? what gift?

  70. Chibi Pantheon

    Chibi PantheonBulan Yang lalu

    I got 3090 I don’t need this

  71. Chameleon Scheimong

    Chameleon ScheimongBulan Yang lalu

    Hey guys at LTT. You guys might notice this video performed relatively poorly compared to your usual standards, at least in terms of views. It's not the fault of the content or (do I dare suggest, Anthony), it's just that the title is... well, not as clickable as it usually is. I put it in "watch later" and only after a week's time did I finally click it open with some reluctance. I never thought I'd say this... but I would like to suggest that you use more clickbaity titles... I wouldn't mind being clickbaited as long as the content is worth my time (which it certainly is)

  72. Chameleon Scheimong

    Chameleon ScheimongBulan Yang lalu

    I realised I was trying to speak for not just myself, so that's a bit egotistical of me I apologise. But in my defense, out of your very large audience, surely some would share this opinion I believe. ... If not, then I apologise again and just take what I said with a grain of salt...

  73. jay

    jayBulan Yang lalu

    I didn't expect to hear the name 3kliksphilip in this video or really any video on this channel...

  74. Vessi

    VessiBulan Yang lalu

    Another awesome video! Thanks for partnering with us on this one 🙌

  75. J.M McGuire

    J.M McGuireBulan Yang lalu

    More videos like this

  76. Hen. B

    Hen. BBulan Yang lalu

    So in buying Nvidia get both DLSS & FSR...great !

  77. dsjiffry

    dsjiffryBulan Yang lalu

    For those of us who hate aliasing..... Would combining FSR with DSR (Nvidia) allow to upscale the game and still get good fps? 🤔

  78. The Dark Portal

    The Dark PortalBulan Yang lalu

    useless video

  79. ilkka Koivulampi

    ilkka KoivulampiBulan Yang lalu

    what about if i have an gt710

  80. Ashly Y

    Ashly YBulan Yang lalu

    10 series support is nice (as is it being an open standard) but I hope it gets 9 series support.... my 970 is not ready for this new generation of games, even at 1080p. poor thing isn't a big overclocker either

  81. Alphabet 7

    Alphabet 7Bulan Yang lalu

    It's honestly like insulting to even compare this to dlss

  82. Dirtysignlover

    DirtysignloverBulan Yang lalu

    Doe anyone else find his honeyed voice relaxing?

  83. Uncle Jace

    Uncle JaceBulan Yang lalu

    0:24 Piss off Linus, you interrupted Anthony's Smooth Calming style of Speaking!

  84. Timberly

    TimberlyBulan Yang lalu

    I absolutely love Anthony.

  85. SlickOnTop

    SlickOnTopBulan Yang lalu

    I saw people implement FSR on an Intel igpu if it's available as an in-game setting.

  86. Shivam Rastogi

    Shivam RastogiBulan Yang lalu

    Nvidia DLSS Vs AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution...? I'm Curious About Benchmarks

  87. Ádám Pajor

    Ádám PajorBulan Yang lalu

    I'm shocked, my old RX 570 can do the job with it.

  88. Karl Lee

    Karl LeeBulan Yang lalu

    Anyone else having issues installing the new FSR? Since im not going to spend 2-4x MSRP, THANK YOU AMD!!!!

  89. Karl Lee

    Karl LeeBulan Yang lalu

    @SMOKEY Still having bugs downloading update drivers and software

  90. SMOKEY

    SMOKEYBulan Yang lalu

    It's not a driver, its a game feature that is in game

  91. Normal operations

    Normal operationsBulan Yang lalu

    What you are gaining today is for your graphics card you already own Me be like: well I don’t even own one because I’m building my first pc😂 Ps: (just a joke and I’m not trying to be a victim or something to gain sympathy)

  92. Ste Beer

    Ste BeerBulan Yang lalu


  93. MBMK Gaming

    MBMK GamingBulan Yang lalu

    that shimmering though... I cant stand it :(

  94. Rudyon

    RudyonBulan Yang lalu

    Me with Intel HD 2nd Gen like. •-•

  95. Slop

    SlopBulan Yang lalu

    I still have my GTX 970 :)

  96. Stefan Such

    Stefan SuchBulan Yang lalu

    When FSR is supported in multiple games it will be great. Gaming at 1440p with Ultra Quality preset would immensely help my poor 1060 run games.

  97. DegenerateProduction

    DegenerateProductionBulan Yang lalu

    Enjoy your free upgrade in a few years when more things your toaster can play implement it.


    PWNOMEGABulan Yang lalu

    thanks, AMD Sincerely, my RTX 2060 super.

  99. The Trusty Sidekick

    The Trusty SidekickBulan Yang lalu

    Same, I'd love an extra bump in graphical performance.

  100. Magnus Paulsson

    Magnus PaulssonBulan Yang lalu

    As always, Anthony for president!

  101. STORM - Next Generation Storm Chasing Simulator

    STORM - Next Generation Storm Chasing SimulatorBulan Yang lalu

    Take a look at Unreal Engine 5s Temporal Super Resolution

  102. Julian Andres Guarin Reyes

    Julian Andres Guarin ReyesBulan Yang lalu

    I can see the video muted cause of Anthony

  103. KGabQr

    KGabQrBulan Yang lalu

    DLSS and FidelityFX Super fake boost fps, about zoom lol...

  104. Chris E

    Chris EBulan Yang lalu

    Doesn’t Cyberpunk support both DLSS AND fideltyFx?

  105. Mitchell Guntrum

    Mitchell GuntrumBulan Yang lalu

    There needs to be benchmarks and reviews of cards like a GTX 950 or RX 460. Something that is struggling to keep up with newer games like...Godfall. Is this not where FSR is intended? To pull ancient hardware out of the 30s and into playable performance? Sure it looks decent in 4k Ultra Quality lol, but I doubt many people want to do that to their image if they're already attempting 4k. This seems like more of a tool that can be used out of necessity, instead by preference.

  106. Yves Poezevara

    Yves PoezevaraBulan Yang lalu

    I just don't get why people compare this to dlss. I think that Fidelity FX is great, it allow old HW to keep playing at an obvious visual cost vs native. It's very useful for a lot of people. Dlss2 on recent HW, you can argue that it even sometimes look better or at least as good as native, it's basically free fps. You can use it to make RT games run at decent fps. The goal and use of both tech is very different. Like low end gamers doesn't about dlss at the moment since they don't have access to it, high end gamers will never care about Fidelity FX.

  107. Daddy Bee Official

    Daddy Bee OfficialBulan Yang lalu

    Linux tips !! Im your SUPERFAN! Watching your videos is my comfort. Seeing things icant buy is the most Happiest things i Got! Specially when you do a Test on a gaming pc 😍😍. Im happy to watch. And excited to got one 😔😔 But i cant. But its ok! Watching your videos makes me happy even though i dont have anyhing to buy my Dream. Please continue to Upload a videos Of Gaming Pc, testing it etc. Im happy to watch! Thank you for reading this. Im from PHILIPPINES your # 1 supporter😍😊😊❤️

  108. Raou Vantica

    Raou VanticaBulan Yang lalu

    Looked at the Video....twice....and upscaling is crap -.-

  109. Phillipo Canya

    Phillipo CanyaBulan Yang lalu

    sick pork, yuck

  110. Jamie Unlucky

    Jamie UnluckyBulan Yang lalu

    Anthony should narrate. He actually has a really nice voice for narration.

  111. Whyouhere_

    Whyouhere_Bulan Yang lalu

    But will it work on my GT 710?

  112. Intel Inside

    Intel InsideBulan Yang lalu

    Woah, 3kliksphilip in a LTT video??