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Radeon Image Sharpening Comparisons - On Vs Off

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by LtMatt, 30 May 2021.

  1. LtMatt

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  2. Jay85

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    Very subtle, really had to squint to see the difference but does a good job of it.
     
  3. Steampunk

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    If you expand the example pictures to native resolution, it's actually really obvious how much sharper and clearer RIS can make a soft image.
     
  4. nvidiamd

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    Radeon antivaseline.
     
  5. LtMatt

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    Yep click the images, view full screen and use the slider. Difference is huge. He's only using 80%, i sometimes use 100% but that is perhaps too sharp for most people.
     
  6. oguzsoso

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    I owe a lot to RIS, it's a fantastic feature.

    Thanks to it, Nvidia also added their own sharpener to their driver, so that we don't have to install their bloaty geforce experience or use reshade.

    But from the experiences I've been reading from, RIS seem to be doing a tad bit job better than the Nvidia's sharpener. I wonder if Nvidia will improve their own implementation.
     
  7. hyperseven

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    Looks better off or lower value over sharpening an image is pants.
     
  8. Abhishek Shukla

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    Looks good, especially in Forza Horizon 4. TAA and post-processing have been the bane of clear and sharp images and now with DLSS, it seems days of sharp, clean native rendering might be gone completely.
     
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  9. BobShark

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    I use RIS on my vega 64 and it makes a huge difference in modern warfare / warzone. Great feature, just wish they would implement a wider choice of filters in the driver software package, a la nvidia gamefilters.
     
  10. xenosys1983

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    Great feature. Usually just set it by default to 80% and find it makes a big difference.
     
  11. Dg834man

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    Only use it on warzone and cranked to 100% otherwise the game is a blurry mess
     
  12. Freddie1980

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    Scanning over the Vult-Tech poster in the first image the sharping filter makes a noticeable difference in as much as it's clearer and less blurry (at least to me) and also the Forza Horizon I can see similar improvements on some of the small details.
     
  13. JediFragger

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    Yup I love RIS and CAS both absolute quality implementations and a big reason I'm running with the Red Team this gen!! :cool:
     
  14. Abhishek Shukla

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    Aren't both those techs available on Nvidia GPUs as well?
     
  15. JediFragger

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    CAS is open yes but tends to perform better on Radeon. RIS is the AMD version that imo looks much better in game.
     
  16. shankly1985

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    I have this enabled by default now. To the point I know when its not working and want to reenable it.
     
  17. SonicSW20

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    Its good when used sparingly. Most of those examples in the OP are oversharpened.
     
  18. GloriousMess

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    Wow, I didn't realise the difference was this pronounced. In Forza and Chivalry it's especially easy to see, although in Chivalry you can also see where the sharpening has a downside. The background of the Salta Fase text box is noticeably speckled compared to the original.

    Is it me, or does RIS change the League of Legends visuals so much that it looks like a different art style? I can't decide if it's better in this example.
     
  19. BobShark

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    Anyone else use the AMD colour filters alongside RIS? I find they compliment each other well in most games.
     
  20. Pulseammo

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    Absolutely massive difference on Apex Legends, can really recommend it for that game. Sadly I don't have a comparison to hand.