Both AMD Fluid Motion Frames (FMF) and FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 (FSR 3) may have taken longer than expected to arrive, but both features have seen a rapid amount of changes in the few weeks they’ve been available. The latest such change is that there is now support for FMF in a far greater range of games and graphics cards, thanks to a new driver release.
Prior to this new update, AMD Fluid Motion Frames was only available in a dozen or so games, providing you had a Radeon RX 7000 series graphics card installed in your system. However, it appears that AMD is keen to make the feature more widely available, with a new preview driver providing support for FMF in all DirectX 12 and 11 games as well as on Radeon RX 6000 series cards.
These changes arrive as an update to the preview driver for FMF, suggesting that there’s still a degree of tuning and testing to be carried out before it can be rolled out more widely. If you’re curious about trying it for yourself, you can find more details in the release notes.
While AMD is to be commended in it efforts to produce a more widely available alternative to Nvidia DLSS Frame Generation, questions remain surrounding the quality of FMF. Operating at a driver-level deprives the feature of motion vectors to inform the frame generation algorithm, impacting its ability to produce top-tier image quality. This is something that AMD FSR 1.0 also lacked and was criticized for in analysis of its frame output.
That said, FSR 3.0 does show that AMD is capable of greatly improving its technologies, and there’s every reason to expect that it will do the same with FMF. If nothing else, it’s great to see old and budget graphics cards alike – be it a seven-year-old GeForce GTX 1060 or an AMD Radeon RX 7600 – receive an easy one-click performance boost.
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