AMD today released a new Adrenalin Edition preview driver, enabling AMD Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF) frame generation technology support for RX 6000 series graphics cards. This technology initially only supports RX 7000 series graphics cards. , but after strong requests from users of older AMD graphics cards, the company made AFMF downwardly compatible with previous generation graphics cards.
AFMF is a new driver-level frame generation technology from AMD that allows any supported GPU to use frame generation in any DX11 or DX12 game, improving FPS while maintaining image quality, giving players a smoother gaming experience. This feature is very different from FSR 3 frame generation because AFMF is implemented at the driver level and cannot use motion vectors to maintain high image quality like DLSS 3 / FSR 3 frame generation. Instead, FSR 3 frame generation is implemented at the game engine level, enabling it to use motion vectors to provide a better visual experience.
It is noted that unlike Nvidia’s DLSS 3 technology, AMD’s modern GPU architecture can run AFMF (or FSR 3) because AMD’s frame generation technology does not require specialized hardware to run. For FSR 3, AMD officially supports all AMD GPUs starting from the RX 5000 series, so RDNA1 users may also receive AFMF support in the future. FSR 3 and AFMF are almost identical technologies, the only difference between them is the way they are implemented.
Technically, FSR 3 can run on any GPU that supports asynchronous compute, but AMD says you may not get the best experience with an older or slower GPU than the RX 5000 series or RTX 20 series. This is because AMD’s frame generation technology requires computational headroom in order to deliver a frame rate boost. Therefore, it is speculated that graphics cards below the RX 5000 series may not support AFMF technology.