AMD’s March 2022 update brings with it another name update that renames the Adrenalin version. It also offers driver version 22.3.1 which adds a whole host of new features to the mix. It’s finally brought Radeon Super Resolution (RSR) into the field, along with the much-improved AMD Link and the promised FSR 2.0 soon.
AMD software and drivers are constantly improving. Providing constant updates offers game-ready drivers and lots of performance improvements. Now it offers more variety of options with the introduction of these new features in the Adrenalin Edition update.
What is RSR?
Radeon Super Resolution takes what FSR has to offer and brings it to any game. It integrates its FSR-like technology into the core graphics driver. This allows it to be applied to any program that changes the resolution. After being announced a long time ago, it finally arrived in AMD’s March 2022 software update.
It requires the game to run in full screen or at least in the same aspect ratio. Then when it’s enabled, and you change the game’s resolution below your original displays, it will automatically upgrade it. So, it means running the game at that low resolution while making it look like your home.
So it brings significant performance heights equivalent to FSR in any game. However, unlike FSR, it is not available for all platforms. While the RX 5000 series or later also requires an AMD Radeon graphics card. Most likely due to the fact that you need the software that needs an AMD GPU. And if you’re looking to use it, check out our guide on how to enable RSR.
What’s new in FSR 2.0?
FSR 2.0 is an additional improvement to FidelityFX Super Resolution’s raw resolution. It’s a DLSS-like technology from Nvidia that renders the game at a lower resolution and upgrades it for better performance. Unlike DLSS, it does not use artificial intelligence to effectively improve quality, which leads to this new update. It has the advantage of not being limited to its own card and only requires ease of implementation in the game.
It’s not included in this AMD software update, it will release sometime in Q2 with more information at AMD’s GDC talk on the 23rd. This new update attempts to bring this battle closer to Nvidia and improve its accessible software. To do this, AMD promises equal or better image quality than the original using temporal data along with improved anti-aliasing. Bring better image quality than their previous version.
The new version also does not require the use of dedicated machine learning hardware. With the additional feature being supported by any device as long as the game implements the feature.
What is the difference between FSR vs RSR?
|type of solution||My place in the game||Spatial inside the driver|
|Game support||Works in supported games (needs easy implementation)||Thousands of games (no need to implement)|
|Platform support||AMD, Nvidia, Intel, etc. including console||AMD Radeon RX 5000 series and newer|
|How it works||Excludes in-game items such as HUD and other postprocessing (better quality)||It applies the algorithm across the entire framework|
|performance||Up to 2.5x with ‘Performance’ preset to 4k in some cases||Significant performance boost, equivalent to FSR|
|Quality||Better than RSR||good|
What is AMD Link?
The Adrenalin version of the new AMD software brings with it an update and update for AMD Link. It provides you with the ability to stream your PC to a wide range of devices. With the update comes the ability to stream to Apple, Android TV and mobile devices, but also PCs with AMD Radeon graphics. There is also the ability to use voice recognition to control as well as display performance metrics.
There is now also a Link Game feature, which allows another person to connect to your computer and become a second console. This works with games that support local multiplayer and opens up room for couch fun from afar. It also now enables 4-way multiplayer across many devices to assemble your entire team. If you’re looking to use this feature, check out our guide on how to use the AMD Connector.