Horizon Zero Dawn PC Launched As The First Game To Be Optimized For The FidelityFX Single Pass Downsampler And Other Features

Credit: Guerilla Games

Recently, Horizon Zero Dawn PC dropped a couple of days ago on both Epic Games Store and Steam. That said, am sure we are aware of the partnership Sony and Guerilla had with AMD since the game was bundled with Ryzen processors?

It turns out that AMD worked alongside developers to upgrade specific features for Radeon graphic cards, including the first application of the FidelityFX Single Pass Downsampler (SPD). On that note, here are the lists of features issued from AMD:


• AMD Radeon FreeSync Premium Pro – Gamers on any hardware can enjoy breathtaking gaming experiences with AMD’s leading adaptive sync technology, offering stutter- and tear-free gaming with stunning HDR rendering.
• AMD FidelityFX SPD – Optimized for RDNA architecture, SPD utilizes asynchronous compute to accelerate texture mapping for more efficient post-processing, driving effects like bloom and screen space reflections faster without sacrificing framerates.
• AMD TressFX – A true-to-life hair physics system taking high visual fidelity to a new level, enabling incredible photo-realistic hair effects with Radeon graphics cards – so much so, you may forget there’s even a screen in front of you.
• Asynchronous Compute – GPU multi-threading allowing Radeon GPUs to execute multiple tasks simultaneously at once. Also, enabling graphics and visual effects workloads to be distributed efficiently for faster framerates and higher visual fidelity.

According to performance analysis, the port’s quality is not exactly trustworthy. However, this led to the current average score review for Horizon Zero Dawn PC to have a grade below the pass mark. Nevertheless, the developers released a new update for fans to know that they’re improving the game’s performance and other related problems.

Here’s a note from the developers:

Thank you for supporting us yesterday as we launched Horizon Zero Dawn PC! We have enjoyed a whole new wave of screenshots with the in-game Photo Mode, live streams and videos from content creators, and seeing so many new players start their journey with Aloy.

We have been monitoring all of our channels and are aware that some players have been experiencing crashes and other technical issues. Please know that we are investigating your reports as our highest priority.

We appreciate those that took the time to report their issues on Steam, Reddit, or via our website. If you are still encountering crashes or bugs, please continue to use those spaces, or refer to our FAQ if you are unsure how to proceed. Your reports are and have already been incredibly helpful for our teams.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to investigate issues; we will update you all as soon as we have more news.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC is out now on PC and PlayStation 4.

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