Steam Deck supports AMD FSR scaling technology in all games
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Steam Deck supports AMD FSR scaling technology in all games

The latest software update, discussed earlier this month, for the Steam Deck portable computer added System-wide support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) scaling technology via the Gamescope Wayland Compositor.

Image Source: Valve

Image Source: Valve

The technology is built into the SteamOS operating system itself, meaning FSR can also be enabled for games that don’t support AMD’s scaling technology but are compatible with a Valve portable PC.

For projects where FSR support is provided by the developers themselves, players are advised to use the official implementation of the technology. This ensures that FSR does not interfere with other game elements, such as B. the readability of UI elements that would otherwise be scaled down at a lower resolution, just like the game itself.

At the same time, the fact that the Steam Deck has a low-resolution (720p) display can significantly affect the image quality after enabling AMD FSR in a game that does not officially support this technology. This is where the sharpening filters built into a particular project should help.

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution is a technology that allows you to increase frame rates with almost no compromise in graphics quality. It renders frames at a lower resolution and then scales them using a special algorithm, using less processing power on you.

Also remember that yesterday the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 received support for AMD FSR technology with the release of Patch 1.5.

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