As it became known recently, the latest AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution image optimization technology (a scaling technology that generates an “ultra-high resolution” image from each new incoming frame) does not require an AMD graphics card to function. The technology is open and should work adequately both on the old AMD Polaris architecture (Radeon RX400 / RX500) and on the competing NVIDIA Pascal (GTX 1000) of the same time period. Additionally, since AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution is a cross-platform technology supported by DirectX12, DirectX11, and Vulkan APIs, it should work on Intel GPUs as well.
Raja Koduri, a senior graphics executive at Intel and former head of the Radeon Technologies Group, indirectly confirmed to Twitter that the blue giant is already considering using FidelityFX Super Resolution in its upcoming Xe-HPG GPUs:
According to Mr. Koduri, Intel will try to support and apply open source technologies, which certainly applies to AMD FSR as it will be released under the MIT license.
Well, against the background of the fact that according to AMD itself, NVIDIA cards will support FSR technology out of the box, support for FidelityFX Super Resolution by Intel would also be very useful. However, here one should not make any hasty conclusions, because the same Raja Koduri, very ambiguously answered the question posed to him.