Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing (SSAA) is one of many methods of anti-aliasing to enable smoother textures and less jaggy polygons in games, but is not supported by all games and engines. Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) is an AMD feature that is game and engine agnostic to simulate SSAA in games that do not have native SSAA support. VSR can also be used in conjunction with other native in-game anti-aliasing for even more game graphics-setting control.
VSR allows games to render at higher resolutions (up to 4K; see the ‘Virtual Super Resolution Support’ table, below) and then rescales them down to a lower native display resolution. Using this, you can get quality that rivals up to 4K, even on a 1080p display while playing your favorite games.
One of the coolest aspects of this technology is that the performance is no different than if you were running on a normal 4K monitor. Virtually nothing is lost in the scaling of the image. You just end up with amazing visual quality on a 1080p monitor, with the same FPS you would achieve with a regular 4K monitor. See below for performance comparisons.
Available on the following products: Radeon RX Series, AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X GPU, AMD Radeon™ R9 300 Series, AMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series, AMD Radeon™ R7 260 and above GPUs, AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series, AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series, AMD Radeon™ HD 7790, and AMD A-Series APUs (A6 7400K and higher).
Virtual Super Resolution Support
|Target Display Timing||Supported VSR Modes|
|1366 X 768 @ 60Hz||1600 X 900
1920 X 1080
|1600 X 900 @ 60Hz||1920 X 1080|
|1920 X 1080 @ 60Hz||2560 X 1440
3200 X 1800
3840 X 2160 (AMD Radeon™ R9 285, AMD Radeon™ R9 380 and AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series)
|1920 X 1200 @ 60Hz||2048 X 1536
2560 X 1600
3840 X 2400 (AMD Radeon™ R9 285, AMD Radeon™ R9 380 and AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series)
|2560 X 1440 @ 60Hz||3200 X 1800|
|1920 X 1080 @ 120Hz||1920 X 1200 @ 120Hz
2048 X 1536 @ 120Hz
Primary Benchmark System
|CPU||Intel Core i7 5960X (3.0GHz)|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LPX (4x4GB) DDR4-2666|
|HDD||2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM|
|Display||Samsung U28D590D 3840x2160 Display|
|Display Driver Version||AMD Graphics Driver 15.20-150621a-185621E-ATI|
|Operating System||Windows® 10 64bit v10130|