AMD has finally released a new AFMF “Fluid Motion Frames” driver which offers better stability and slight optimizations to gamers.
AMD Optimizes Fluid Motion Frame Technology In Latest Preview Driver Release
While the update isn’t a big one, it does show that AMD hasn’t left out the AFMF (AMD Fluid Motion Frames), which has garnered immense interest from the industry mainly because it is the only competition to NVIDIA’s Frame Generation technology, and can be implemented within any DX11 or DX12 game. The initial results have revealed that the feature is capable of delivering a decent increase in performance by “adding” more frames. Here are the improvements made in the new “23.30.01.03 ” driver:
- Improvements to driver stability during task switching.
- Improvements to resolve cases of AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition™ intermittently crashing, or failing to display metrics.
For a quick recap, AMD’s AFMF squeezes out as many “frames-per-second” as possible by implementing frame interpolation on the driver side. Coupled with FSR 3, AMD plans on improving a gamer’s experience without him ever worrying about the performance output from his Radeon GPU.
Although the feature is limited to the Radeon RX 7000 and RX 6000 GPUs, it is still a great addition to the company’s software arsenal and has definitely improved the overall experience of a Team Red gamer. We had previously tested the technology in Forspoken & Immortals of Aveum where it worked as intended which is to double your FPS by implementing frame interpolation. The titles featuring compatibility with AFMF are listed below:
|A Plague Tale – Requiem||Borderlands 3||Control||Dead Space|
|Deep Rock Galactic||Dying Light 2||Far Cry 6||Ghostwire: Tokyo|
|Hitman 3||Hogwarts Legacy||Horizon Zero Dawn||Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||Resident Evil 3||Resident Evil 4||Shadow Of The Tomb Raider|
|Star Wars Jedi: Survivor||Starfield||The Last of Us Part 1||The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt|
However, the implementation of AFMF is still within the “preview” drivers, and the company hasn’t specified when it will be merged with the mainstream drivers. Hence, we could see a much more “refined” version of the feature in the future, which could indeed ramp up the competition amongst similar alternatives. Following are the results from our testing of AFMF technology:
That said, it is safe to say that AMD has indeed ramped up its efforts to place its new upscaling technologies similar to its competitors. The combination of AFMF with FSR 3 is a delight to see since it not only enhances the overall quality but ensures optimal performance, resulting in a much “enhanced” experience. You can view the new preview driver here.