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GM Notes [GM Notes] Learn More About AMD FSR!
Black Desert Sep 17, 2021, 09:32 (UTC)
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Black Desert offers many settings and options for adjusting the graphical quality of the game to allow Adventurers the ability to customize the game’s beautiful and expansive visuals to better match their PC specifications.

 

With the introduction of AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution to Black Desert, the GMs decided to prepare this handy guide to help our Adventurers use this feature to better enjoy the Black Desert world with higher graphics and performance.

 

 

Step 1. What is Upscale?

 

Upscale is a feature that simplifies how the game’s graphics are processed, which may in turn somewhat lower its quality, but increases the game’s performance.

▲ Upscale: OFF

▲ Original Upscale: ON

* These images were captured with a GeForce GTX 1050 TI at a FHD (1920x1080) resolution.

 

Activating the Upscale option will slightly lower the graphical quality, but you’ll be able to view your FPS (Frames Per Second) go up as shown above.

 


Step 2. Improved Upscaling with AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR)

 

AMD FSR is a new feature added through the September 1st Update that enhances the existing Upscale feature.

It also allows has more detailed settings to allow more in-depth customization, so make sure to check out the details below!

 

■ Four Different Settings for AMD FSR

 

 

AMD FSR optimizes the game’s graphical quality to improve FPS and performance. There are four different settings for AMD FSR, which allow you to pick a more customized setting to meet your needs. You can see each of their effects below.

Setting 

Effect

Ultra Quality

Prioritizes graphics above all.

Quality

Graphics are prioritized.

Balanced

A balance between performance (FPS) and graphical quality.

Performance

Prioritizes performance (FPS) above all.

 

You can see how each setting for AMD FSR influences FPS differently below.

▲ Original Upscale

▲ AMD FSR - Performance

* These images were captured with a GeForce GTX 1050 TI at a FHD (1920x1080) resolution.

 

Check out the difference in FPS between “Upscale: OFF” and “Upscale: AMD FSR(Performance) ON” in the videos below.

 

▲ AMD FSR FPS Comparison

(Left: Upscale - OFF / Right: Upscale - AMD FSR(Performance) ON)

(GeForce GTX 1060 – FHD (1920x1080) Remastered)

 

▲ AMD FSR FPS Comparison

(Left: Upscale - OFF / Right: Upscale - AMD FSR(Performance) ON)

(GeForce GTX 1660 Ti – FHD (1920x1080) Remastered)

 

■ Do I need to install a separate program to use AMD FSR?

 

You don’t need to install a separate program to use AMD FSR! (It’s activated via in-game settings!) However, we do recommend that you use the latest drivers for your graphics hardware!

 

■ How do I know if my graphics card supports AMD FSR?

Not only does AMD FSR support AMD’s graphics hardware, but it also supports other graphics hardware as well. If you want to know if you can use AMD FSR on your PC, check out the supported hardware below!

Supported Hardware

AMD Radeon™ 6000 Series

AMD Radeon™ 6000M Series

AMD Radeon™ 5000 Series

AMD Radeon™ 5000M Series

AMD Radeon™ VII Series

AMD Radeon™ RX Vega Series

AMD Radeon™ 600 Series

AMD Radeon™ RX 500 Series

AMD Radeon™ RX 480/470/460 Series

AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processors with AMD Radeon™ Graphics

AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Graphics

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 20 Series

NVIDIA® GeForce® 16 Series

NVIDIA® GeForce® 10 Series

* Find out more about AMD FSR from the [Official AMD Website].

 

Today’s TL;DR!

① If you want to increase your performance while preserving graphic quality and fidelity as much as possible, try out the “Upscale - AMD FSR” setting.
② Upscale doesn’t require a separate/external setting. It’s easily accessible from the “In-game > Game Settings!”

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