FidelityFX Super Resolution: DLSS killer, or not?

It’s been a day since the reveal of FidelityFX Super Resolution, and it appears to be a DLSS killer. But on closer inspection, it seems that AMD made a mistake in at least one of the examples, and forgot to show the FSR footage, instead only showing the native footage. Let’s go into the details on AMDs FidelityFX Super Resolution a bit. Continue reading

AMD and the Curse of Conflicting Information

Against better judgement to just wait, back in December 2020, I ordered a AMD Ryzen 9 5950X – and received possible one of the worst chips to be on the market. In Cinebench R23, it achieved a Single Core score of ca. 1550, with a Multi Core score of ca. 24040. This by itself doesn’t look too bad, until you open Cinebench R20 and get ca. 580 in Single Core, with Multi Core just barely hitting the 9800 barrier. So I did what any person with this hardware would do, and searched for overclocking options. Continue reading

NVIDIA RTX 30xx: How to make everything else obsolete in one generation

NVIDIA certainly wasn’t idle in the last two years, that much is clear. Their jump from 12nm to 8nm should set the average standard for what we should expect from moving nodes while also improving on the generation. This generational leap is what we should have seen from the 20xx series, which now seems like overpriced junk – so sorry for anyone who bought them in the last 6 months and can’t return them. Let’s go into a bit of history and detail. The AMD side: Shrinking 14nm to 7nm Three years ago in 2017, AMD RTG tried to even… Continue reading