In the dynamic world of gaming technology, a fascinating development has emerged with AMD's FSR 3 Frame Generation technology. Recently, AMD released the source code for FSR 3, sparking an exciting trend among tech enthusiasts and modders. They've begun crafting generalized mods for FSR 3 Frame Generation, making it possible to integrate this advanced feature into games already supporting DLSS 3 Frame Generation. You can find the source code here:
One notable example is a mod from Nukem9, available on GitHub. This mod cleverly swaps out a game's existing DLSS file with an AMD FSR 3 equivalent. Essentially, it's like giving the game a fresh coat of tech paint, switching from DLSS 3 to FSR 3. This innovation isn't just isolated to one game – it's a universal solution that can be applied to any title already equipped with DLSS 3 support.
This isn't the first time we've seen game-specific mods for FSR 3, with titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us Part I already receiving their custom upgrades. However, the broad applicability of Nukem9's mod marks a significant leap, making FSR 3 more accessible across a wider range of games.
The journey of FSR 3 mirrors that of its counterpart, DLSS 3. A few months back, modders found a way to insert DLSS 3's upscaling and frame generation features into games that were initially designed for AMD's FSR 2. This move significantly broadened the reach of DLSS technology. Interestingly, the widespread adoption of these DLSS mods might have even spurred game developers to integrate DLSS into more games. Another perspective suggests that developers are becoming more open to incorporating various upscaling technologies, given the growing demand for enhanced gaming experiences.
While DLSS currently enjoys more widespread implementation than FSR or Intel's XeSS, the number of games natively supporting all three technologies remains relatively small. Modders, in their relentless pursuit of better gaming tech, are filling this gap.
The impact of these DLSS mods was substantial, visibly boosting the popularity of Nvidia's upscaling technology. Now, with the advent of FSR 3 mods, a similar opportunity arises for AMD's technology. The beauty of FSR 3 lies in its versatility—it's not limited to AMD GPUs but can be used with any graphics card, paving the way for a more inclusive and enhanced gaming experience for all.