Baldur’s Gate 3 will get AMD FSR 2.0 to boost PC performance

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 uses upscaling technology to improve frame rate and smooth performance, and will deploy in Baldur's Gate 3 soon.

Baldur's Gate 3 AMD FSR 2.0 upscaler: an evil-looking female creature looks to a bearded man to the left of the screen.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is set to get AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.0 upscaling technology, although it won’t be ready for launch. According to the team behind the upcoming D&D-based 5e adventure, you’ll soon be able to benefit from AMD‘s answer to Nvidia DLSS, with better frame rate and minimized performance hiccups.

Not sure what upscaling means? Well, it’s a bit of tech wizardry which renders whatever game you’re playing at a lower resolution, then stretches it to fit your screen. The clever part is that, when stretching that low res image, the upscaler uses information to fill in the ‘blank’ pixels to ensure the loss in image quality is minimal. The benefits of this are many, including smoothing performance and preventing your system from dropping frames when during particularly taxing in-game scenes.

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One of the main advantages of AMD FSR is that it supports a wide range of graphics cards, including Radeon, Arc, and even GeForce GPUs. Nvidia DLSS, however, is only available with RTX pixel pushers, with Frame Generation technology reserved exclusively for the RTX 40 series.

So, if you’re keen to run Baldur’s Gate 3 at high resolutions and high settings, or with an old GPU, yesterday’s community update on Steam from the Baldur’s Gate 3 team will have been welcome news. Alongside discussing plans for the game’s launch and its ongoing development work, the team says it’ll, “continue to work on implementing FSR 2.0, but that will be closer to September 6.”

We’re mere days away from the Baldur’s Gate 3 release date, and can’t wait to see what developer Larian Studios has done with the fantasy RPG sequel, decades on from its predecessor. Make sure you check back in for a full Baldur’s Gate 3 review once we’ve had a chance to play through the RPG.