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Xbox gets AMD FidelityFX — laying groundwork for Super Resolution

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During its Game Stack Live occasion this week for builders, Microsoft revealed that it’s incorporating AMD’s FidelityFX instruments straight into the Xbox Series X/S recreation growth package. This allows studios to get parity between their PC and Xbox variations of a recreation. But this implementation of FidelityFX additionally serves as a basis for Xbox video games to get vital next-gen visible options like AMD Super Resolution. That tech is essential for getting acceptable efficiency from high-resolution visuals with ray tracing.

In a weblog publish, AMD mentioned results like denoising for ray-traced shadows are coming to Xbox with FidelityFX now. Denoising is vital as a result of ray-traced lighting could make shadows look grainy (or noisy) with out this smoothing algorithm. And this will likely assist AMD as a result of many publishers construct their video games for consoles first. So if these graphical results are on Xbox, devs could put within the effort to assist AMD-exclusive options. And then that work can even repay on PC, the place the corporate is competing for market share with Nvidia.

This technique is one which Nvidia is reportedly taking with its Nintendo partnership. The rumored, upcoming revised Switch “Pro” will allegedly use a brand new Nvidia system on a chip that helps the corporate’s deep-learning supersampling (DLSS). And by including that to Switch releases, extra video games could assist DLSS on PC sooner or later.

AMD Super Resolution, which is the corporate’s DLSS competitor, isn’t prepared but. The firm instructed the media it’ll speak about Super Resolution quickly. But the corporate just isn’t ready earlier than making preparations for that know-how. By getting FidelityFX into place on Microsoft’s console, AMD ought to have the ability to add Super Resolution to the console comparatively shortly when the time comes.

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