How Steam Gamers Are DOUBLING Their FPS Without A GPU Upgrade

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AMD's newest open-source tool works likes a dream on Linux. And it works with literally thousands of Steam games. Here's how!
AMD's FSR works on a handful of Windows games. But it works on literally thousands of Linux games. Jason Evangelho & Naseef

Would you like a free performance upgrade for your Steam games without having to scratch and claw your way to a new graphics card? If the answer is even a tentative "yes," do me a quick favor: try to identify any major visual differences between these screenshots I captured of Resident Evil Village. If you're squinting at your screen and struggling to do so, then imagine how difficult it would be to pick them out with the game in motion.

I showed you those screens (see the video below for several other examples) to illustrate a point. One of those screenshots is running somewhere between 40 FPS and 55 FPS, while the other is kicking out 115 FPS to 140 FPS.

At 4K resolution.

No Hardware Upgrade Required

Of course, Resident Evil: Village boasts official support for AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution, as do about 18 other Windows games. That's no secret. But did you know that thanks to some clever people at Valve and Red Hat, you can play literally thousands of games in the Steam library with AMD FSR?

FSR has been blowing my mind and we need to talk about this. Because AMD's newest open-source tech is a literal game-changer for Linux gamers, on everything from integrated Intel and Ryzen graphics to high-end gaming powerhouses like the Radeon RX 6800 XT or Nvidia RTX 3080.

But how do you enable FSR and use it with Linux? How do you confirm it's running? What are its limitations? Let me answer those questions for you, and show you FSR in action.

Let's start with a brief overview of…
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