The upcoming third iteration of FSR will likely work on existing Radeon cards and competitor GeForce offerings. AMD’s Frank Azor revealed this in an interview with PCWorld. According to the Alienware founder, FSR 3.0 isn’t a reaction to DLSS 3. Instead, he explained AMD’s open-source approach and stated that designing an advanced upscaler with inter-frame interpolation isn’t something that can be done overnight.
FSR 3 is not a reaction or something quick to DLSS 3, it’s absolutely something we’ve been working on for a while. Why is it taking a little longer to come out, than you probably expected? The most important thing to remember is that the philosophy of the FSR and the FSR so far not only work with RDNA 2 or RDNA 1, but also with other generations of AMD graphics cards. They also work on competitor graphics cards. It is exponentially more difficult than if only we could make it work on RDNA 3. We really want to work on something other than RDNA 3.Frank Azor, AMD
Addressing the underwhelming performance of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, he clarified that the GPU is meant to compete with the RTX 4080 rather than the 4090. The $999 price tag makes it $200 cheaper than its GeForce rival. Therefore, even if it is slower in ray-traced workloads, it’ll be a very relevant product.
If this is true, AMD has again left the flagship GPU segment to NVIDIA’s Titan/Ti-grade offerings. We may see a faster SKU down the line with multiple compute dies or 3D stacked Infinity Cache, but it’s bound to fall short of the impending RTX 4090 Ti.