Modder Patched AMD Super Resolution Into Grand Theft Auto 5

FidelityFX's FidelityFXSuper Resolution (FSR), is an open-source feature that AMDs FidelityFX has. Modders have already taken advantage of this. A fan was able, using an FSR configuration file saved from another game to add FSR to Grand Theft Auto V. The results are amazing.Redditor and modder NarutoUA1337 showcased their work on an AMD subreddit. While the video shows the differences in quality between different modes, it doesn't show any performance differences. Although the video looks fantastic, high-resolution screenshots that compare the quality modes reveal a significant decrease in visual quality. This is typical for FSR's more extreme modes.The mod replaces Grand Theft Auto 5's internal scaling tool with FSR. The mod is not quite as impressive than games that support FSR natively, but it shows promise for the future. FSR uses spatial scaling to improve performance for games with high resolutions. This is similar to Nvidia's DLSS Upscaling feature. However, DLSS uses A.I. Enhance the image.FSR is open-source, unlike DLSS. AMD has not yet released the feature via its GPU Open platform. AMD claims it will be available in mid-July. Instead, the modder took precompiled shaders from another title which supports FSR and used these to implement the feature into Grand Theft Auto 5.Although the mod is now available on Github we advise caution when downloading it. Some users have already reported issues with certain hardware, which is not a security risk. This mod, as with all mods, has not been approved or verified by AMD and Rockstar Games.It still shows promise for FSR. It speaks volumes that modders were able to add the code into games before open source was available. Future plans call for a list of FSR implementations that are open-sourced by the community, which would be exciting.This rabbit hole could lead to more problems with FSR. This fan implementation isn't as polished than native support games, as the comparison screenshots demonstrate. Although open source software can be great for providing features to the masses it does not always have the same oversight as proprietary tools.Editors' Recommendations