The next third iteration of FSR will likely work on existing Radeon cards and competing GeForce offerings. AMD’s Frank Azor revealed this in an interview with PCWorld. According to the founder of Alienware, FSR 3.0 is not a reaction to DLSS 3. Instead, he explained AMD’s open source approach and said that designing an advanced upscaler with frame interpolation isn’t something that can be done overnight.
FSR 3 is not a reaction or anything quick to DLSS 3, it is absolutely something we have been working on for a while. Why does it take a little longer to get out than you probably expected? The most important thing to remember is that the philosophy of FSR and FSR so far does not only work with RDNA 2 or RDNA 1, but also with other generations of AMD graphics cards. They also work on competing graphics cards. It’s exponentially harder than if we could just get it to work on RDNA 3. We really want to work on something other than RDNA 3.
Frank Azor, AMD
Addressing the disappointing performance of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, it made it clear that the GPU is meant to compete with the RTX 4080 rather than the 4090. The $ 999 price tag makes it $ 200 less compared to its rival GeForce. Therefore, even if it is slower in ray-traced workloads, it will be a very relevant product.
If that’s true, AMD has again left the flagship GPU segment to NVIDIA’s Titan / Ti-grade offerings. We may see a faster SKU across the board with multiple compute dies or Infinity Cache stacked in 3D, but it’s bound to fall short of the upcoming RTX 4090 Ti.