AMD could follow in Nvidia’s DLSS footsteps with FSR 3.0 frame rate booster

AMD could change its plans for FSR in the future. If a clue from Twitter is any indication, Team Red wants to develop the frame rate-boosting tech using AI, just like Nvidia's DLSS.

This theory is based on a tweet from well-known hardware leaker Greymon55, 

Who saw a new commit in the LLVM repository about the addition of WMMA (Wave Matrix Multi-Accumulate) instructions on GFX11.

Okay, that sounds like a bunch of gibberish, so could you explain it? GFX11 basically refers to AMD's next-generation RDNA 3 GPUs and Radeon Pro cards.

WMMA instructions are a way to speed up machine learning (AI) operations.

So, this could mean that FSR, maybe in version 3.0, will use these AI chops to get better results when upscaling.

One idea that came out of this was that RDNA 3 graphics cards might have built-in hardware features like Nvidia's tensor cores,

Which are dedicated AI processors on RTX graphics cards that are used to power DLSS.

We shouldn't draw large inferences from a small commit. Next-gen RDNA 3 graphics cards won't necessarily have AI-acceleration hardware (like Nvidia's tensor cores).

AMD has now introduced FSR 2.0, which includes the change to temporal upscaling, which offers considerable advantages over spatial upscaling (as used by FSR 1.0).


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