NVIDIA is more pro-consumer than AMD regarding PC upscalers

It’s no secret that AMD and NVIDIA are doing their best to promote their upscaling techniques. Behind closed doors, these two teams sign deals with numerous developers so that they can implement their techs in their games. However, it appears that NVIDIA is more pro-consumer than AMD when it comes to these PC upscalers.

As NVIDIA told WCCFTech, it does not prevent developers from using different upscalers in its sponsored games.

“NVIDIA does not and will not block, restrict, discourage, or hinder developers from implementing competitor technologies in any way. We provide the support and tools for all game developers to easily integrate DLSS if they choose and even created NVIDIA Streamline to make it easier for game developers to add competitive technologies to their games.”

On the other hand, AMD dodged that question. And, since most AMD-sponsored games only have FSR and not DLSS, we can assume that something fishy is going on behind closed doors.

“AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution is an open-source technology that supports a variety of GPU architectures, including consoles and competitive solutions, and we believe an open approach that is broadly supported on multiple hardware platforms is the best approach that benefits developers and gamers. AMD is committed to doing what is best for game developers and gamers, and we give developers the flexibility to implement FSR into whichever games they choose.”

So, instead of improving its tech, AMD appears to be restricting developers from using NVIDIA’s tech. And since we are on the topic of FSR… where the hell is FSR 3.0? You know, AMD’s answer to NVIDIA’s DLSS 3?

As WCCFtech noted, most of the NVIDIA-sponsored titles had DLSS and FSR support at or soon after launch. On the other hand, out of the 13 AMD-sponsored AAA games, only 3 of them received support for DLSS.

To be clear, NVIDIA has also done some shady stuff in the past. However, in this particular case, the green team is more pro-consumer than its rival.

Shame AMD.