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Windows 11 Enhances Gaming with Auto Super Resolution

Auto Super Resolution (Auto SR) brings upscaling to Windows 11, using AI to enhance the performance of games.

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has rolled out Auto Super Resolution (Auto SR), an AI-based upscaling tool for . The Verge reports that the feature aims to elevate visual game quality, positioning it against similar solutions from AMD, Intel, and Nvidia.

Initially, Auto SR supports a selection of games such as BeamNG.drive, Borderlands 3, Control (dx11), Dark Souls III, God of War, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, and The Witcher 3. Users can enable Auto SR in the Settings menu, where it will automatically apply to supported games.

System Requirements and Updates

To use Auto SR, systems need to meet specific criteria, including support for Copilot+ PCs. Users can check for updates in the Microsoft Store, and full details on system requirements are available on Microsoft's official support page.

For games not automatically supported, users can manually activate Auto SR. Microsoft's website provides instructions on how to manually enable the feature, allowing for enhanced visuals even in titles not natively supported.

Auto SR improves frame rates by lowering the game's rendering resolution, while AI algorithms upscale the visuals to high-definition quality. This dual approach aims to provide smoother gameplay. Microsoft has yet to disclose the full technical specifics of this feature.

Compatibility with Different Chips

There's some uncertainty about Auto SR's compatibility with various chipsets. Qualcomm has clarified that Auto SR is a Microsoft feature and is not tied to Qualcomm Snapdragon Game Super Resolution, although Microsoft's blog suggests it's currently available only for Snapdragon X chips. The official page clarifies that Auto SR is designed for native Arm apps or games via Arm emulation.

Currently, Auto SR is in its developing stages and is available for a limited selection of games. As per the Plus PCs FAQ, the feature can be activated for DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 titles, although users are warned that this could lead to unpredictable outcomes.

SourceThe Verge
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