AMD is on the point of add assist for integer scaling to its Radeon graphics driver, at the very least going by references uncovered in Linux driver patches.
As PC GamesN reviews, there have been a number of references in such patches for Linux all through October, most just lately on October 31, with a reference to “assure integer scaling ratio for all scaling modes”.
Integer scaling, for the uninitiated, is a technique of implementing sharper upscaling for pixel artwork video games corresponding to Hotline Miami and Terarria.
The issue with these sort of video games is that their pixel artwork graphics can look offputtingly blurry on higher-resolution displays, 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 characteristic, then, however it is going to make an enormous distinction to those sort of video games. And in precise truth, it’s the one hottest requested characteristic going by AMD’s personal survey which seeks to find out the favourite options that ought to be launched with the large Adrenalin driver replace due in December (it simply beats the growth of Radeon Picture Sharpening to extra GPUs past these at the moment supported).
Anecdotally, we’ve additionally seen various clamor for integer scaling on-line, and Nvidia already launched the characteristic for Turing graphics card again in August. So in a method it’s a obligatory introduction to maintain up with the Joneses, because it had been.
And it does certainly look to be AMD’s plan to implement this given not simply the apparent demand, however the quantity of reoccurring references in these aforementioned patches for Linux drivers.