Radeon R9 300 and R7 300 Graphics Cards Will Support VSR, Confirms AMD
AMD has officially confirmed its entire R9 300 and R7 300 Radeon series will support Virtual Screen Resolution or Virtual Super Resolution.
AMD will initially use the technology in R9 290 and R9 285 series. The aforesaid cards are also part of the larger Radeon 300 series which include other VSR supporting graphics processors R9 390 and R9 380 as well.
In addition to the above mentioned devices, AMD is rendering the technology to Bonaire and Pitcairn-based Radeon R7 360 and R7 370 series.
AMD’s rival graphics card maker Nvidia has already employed a similar 4K DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution) technology in its cards. With the announcement from AMD, we can assume that nearly all of the cards from both the manufacturers will get the feature.
“Like DSR, VSR renders games above the display’s native resolution and then downscales them to fit. The effect is something akin to full-scene antialiasing, and at least in the case of DSR, it can pay real dividends in terms of image quality.
The downside is, obviously, a high performance cost,” noted Cyril Kowaliski of The Tech Report.
It will be interesting to see what devices from AMD’s rebranded devices get the technology. We reported that its next flagship is also going to be a Hawaii rebrand. Will the aforementioned device support VSR? This is not known for know.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is California based American semiconductor company. The company is recognized worldwide as a tycoon of the graphics, processors industry.
Its biggest rival is another California based American firm Nvidia Corporation.