AMD is on the point of add assist for integer scaling to its Radeon graphics driver, at the least going by references uncovered in Linux driver patches.
As PC GamesN studies, there have been a number of references in such patches for Linux all through October, most not too long ago on October 31, with a reference to “guarantee integer scaling ratio for all scaling modes”.
Integer scaling, for the uninitiated, is a technique of implementing sharper upscaling for pixel artwork video games comparable to Hotline Miami and Terarria.
The drawback with these sort of video games is that their pixel artwork graphics can look offputtingly blurry on higher-resolution screens, however what integer scaling does is guarantee they nonetheless look crisp – hopefully extremely crisp – on these sort of screens.
It’s one thing of a distinct segment feature, then, however it would make an enormous distinction to those sort of video games. And in precise truth, it’s the one hottest requested feature going by AMD’s personal survey which seeks to find out the favourite options that must be launched with the large Adrenalin driver replace due in December (it simply beats the growth of Radeon Image Sharpening to extra GPUs past these presently supported).
Anecdotally, we’ve additionally seen numerous clamor for integer scaling on-line, and Nvidia already launched the feature for Turing graphics card again in August. So in a approach it’s a obligatory introduction to maintain up with the Joneses, because it have been.
And it does certainly look to be AMD’s plan to implement this given not simply the plain demand, however the quantity of reoccurring references in these aforementioned patches for Linux drivers.