F1 2019 - Nvidia DLSS VS AMD FidelityFX
Published: 6th August 2019 | Source: OC3D Internal Testing | Price: |
FidelityFX: Two Types - Sharpening and Upscaling
Update - Codemasters has confirmed to us that Patch 1.07 for F1 2019 shipped with an incomplete integration of Nvidia's DLSS technology, which explains the graphical issues which we have experienced within the game.
F1 2019's DLSS support was released prematurely, and Codemasters has confirmed that a corrected implementation of the feature will be added to the game in an upcoming patch. We plan to look into F1 2019's updated DLSS support when it is officially added to the game.
Our original Analysis follows.
As mentioned previously, FidelityFX comes in two forms in F1 2019. These two forms are FidelityFX Sharpening and FidelityFX Upscaling.
FidelityFX Sharpening, as the name suggests, takes a rendered frame and applies a post-process sharpening algorithm to it. This smart algorithm intelligently sharpens the image to deliver a clearer final image while introducing minimal or no artefacts. This version of FidelityFX is what we have tested before in RAGE 2.
FidelityFX Upscaling takes a lower resolution rendered image and upscales to the user's native resolution. This solution is designed to offer more image clarity than attempting to run a non-native resolution on your display. This will not look as good as a native resolution rendering.
Like RAGE 2, the effects of FidelityFX Sharpening are often subtle, offering show clearer details on some types here while clarifying the Melbourne sign there. As a whole, FidelityFX Sharpening makes F1 2019 look better, even at 4K. It's a little bit of polish on an already great looking game.
As we expected, FidelityFX Upscaling doesn't look as good as running F1 2019 at a native 4K. We never expected the feature to reach such a lofty height, but what it does do is present a very good image upscale to a higher pixel count. If you need a lot of extra performance, this option may be worth exploring.