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Radeon™ Image Sharpening

An intelligent contrast-adaptive sharpening algorithm that produces visuals that look crisp and detailed, with virtually no performance impact.1

Detailed, Beautiful Visuals with Radeon™ Image Sharpening

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Superior Image Quality, Low Performance Impact

Radeon Image Sharpening ON
Radeon Image Sharpening OFF

Supports Many of Today’s Most Popular Games

Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening combined with optional GPU Upscaling draws out detail, in your favorite titles.

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AMD FidelityFX

Open-source image quality toolkit for game developers

Radeon™ Image Sharpening Requirements

Hardware

  • Radeon™ RX 5700 series graphics cards

API Support

  • Microsoft® DirectX® 9
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 12
  • Vulkan®

OS Support

  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
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  1. RS-296 AMD Radeon Image Sharpening Performance - Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 4th, 2019 on the 8GB Radeon™ RX 5700, using a test system comprising of Intel i7 9700K CPU (3.6 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, and Windows 10x64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Radeon Image Sharpening OFF at 2560x1440p, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (high preset, DX12), Rage 2 (ultra-preset, Vulkan), Shadow of the Tomb Raider (highest preset, DX12) Sid Meier’s Civilization 6: Gathering Storm (ultra preset, DX12), and Total War: Warhammer 2 (DX12) scored 84.5FPS, 78.7FPS, 78.6FPS, 97.4FPS and 56.7FPS, respectively, whereas with Radeon Image Sharpening ON scored 83.4FPS, 78.1FPS, 77.7FPS, 96.0FPS, 56.4FPS, respectively, leading to a 1.30%, 0.76%, 1.15%, 1.41%, and 0.53% reduction in performance, respectively, or an average of 1% total average performance impact. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. 

Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of June 4th, 2019 on the RX 5700 XT set to 2560x1440 + scaled to 4K using a test system comprised of Ryzen 7 2700X (3.7GHz base, 4.3GHz boost),  G.Skill SniperX DDR4 3400 (16GB) memory, and windows 10x64 10x64. Running Battlefield V, with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. With Radeon Image Sharpening ON, 107 FPS, 108 FPS,106 FPS was scored across three runs, resulting in an average of 107 FPS. Using the same test system above with the GeForce RTX 2070 set to "4K" DLSS with internal scaling; RTX enabled with DLSS ON 47 FPS, 48 FPS, and 47 FPS was scored, resulting in an average of 47FPS. When comparing the average FPS Radeon™ Software with RIS enabled, is an average of 127% faster, than Nvidia GeForce with DLSS enabled on Battlefield V.

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