FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) smart scaling technology is truly capable of working effectively not only with AMD graphics cards but also with GPUs from other manufacturers. The first tests of the new technology on an integrated Intel GPU have surfaced on Twitter.
Simplified, FSR lowers the rendering resolution, thereby allowing the GPU to deliver a higher frame rate, and then uses special algorithms to restore the picture to a higher resolution with minimal loss in quality. AMD initially stated that it would make the technology open, and it could be used on any GPU, be it its own Radeon video cards or solutions from competitors such as NVIDIA and Intel.
The official account of the CapFrameX utility for monitoring frame rates in games compared the performance of the Intel UHD Graphics 750 GPU as part of the Core i9-11900K processor in Terminator: Resistance with and without FSR technology activated. This game was among the first to receive FSR support. Testing was carried out with low graphics quality settings in Full HD resolution.
As a result, due to FidelityFX Super Resolution, the average frame rate increased from 26.3 to 40.6 FPS. The increase was almost 55%, which is quite impressive. The frequency drop also decreased, although not so significantly.
However, at the same time it was noted that AMD FSR technology significantly reduces the image quality.