Bethesda Partners With AMD Exclusively For Starfield

FSR2 tech and enhancements galore.

Today AMD released a video on their exclusive partnership with Bethesda Softworks, which talks about how the engineers at AMD are helping to make Starfield possible. Including performance targets for AMD’s current line of 7000 processors and graphic cards, the component company is also working on Creation Engine 2’s code base (Starfield’s engine) to implement FSR2 image processing and other enhancements which will not only benefit PC players but Xbox players as well.

This will come at a cost however—it’s like due to this partnership that Starfield won’t have Nvidia’s DLSS upscaling feature, which would have been a boon for players with Nvidia GPUs even if FS2 is compatible on those components.

Have a gander at the partnership video below and click here to go to AMD’s Starfield page.

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  1. As someone who is planning to play this on PC, this sucks. I get wanting to partner and help optimiytheor game for AMD GPUs, but it’ll suck not having DLSS as an option since it’s still better than FSR.

  2. Avatar for BRiT BRiT says:

    Im sure there will be PC Mods to use DLSS instead of FSR2. From what I recall, the inputs are fairly the same between them. There were a few DLSS to FSR2 PC mods, i just cant remember the details such as which game(s).

  3. Yeah, any meaningful “fixes” to Starfield will probably come from the community and not Bethesda. I would even wager the community will come up with a better solution for FSR2 as well. :smile:

  4. True but I’m still not a fan of injecting a DLL file into my games file. Not even sure if that’s possible with GP games on PC. Typically a partnership with Nvidia doesn’t prevent the game from supporting XESS or FSR, hopefully the same is true with this deal and we see native DLSS support at launch. It’ll be especially important with DLSS3 support and for those with CPU limitations on PC.

  5. Make sense, they are a Xbox 1st party studio now. AMD make both the CPU and GPU for Series consoles.

    Modders will add DLSS for Starfield on PC, if no official support.

  6. It makes sense to make sure FSR is supported for the reasons you gave, but if they want to provide top tier PC support, it makes no sense to exclude widely popular and used features like XESS and especially DLSS. And again, no DLSS support means no DLSS 3, which could be very beneficial if the game proves to be CPU limited on many PCs. When these companies are asking for our money, we should be asking for at least the bare standard, not less.

  7. In a perfect world we would get all the options available, we are not living in that world though. Deals and partnership happens. AMD and Nvidia are competitors. DLSS is only on Nvidia cards and AMD is trying to gain market share. I get it people with Nvidia GPU hate that DLSS might not be supported, but look at things from another point. DLSS is not available on AMD GPU. Nvidia is locking that tech to their cards.

  8. The key difference here is when Nvidia partners with a studio over a game, they typically don’t lock out other features like FSR and XESS. AMD however has locked out other features for exclusive AMD features. Yeah we don’t live in a perfect world, but I’m not going to make excuses or not speak out when something happens that potentially hinders my experience.

  9. They don’t locked out cause they have like an 70-80 plus percent GPU market advantage. They trying to act like the good guys while screwing over their customer in other ways. Example… like horrible overpriced GPU that not even better performance wise.

    Between Nvidia or AMD. Nvidia is the greater evil. Now if Nvidia release DLSS on all GPU’s instead of only their own, we would not have this problem.

  10. None of these companies are the good guys. Nvidia can’t release DLSS on all platforms, it requires hardware that’s only in Nvidia GPUs. AMD would never let proprietary technology, owned by a competitor, into their GPUs.

    I don’t doubt that nvidia screws people over in other ways like price, and I’ve spoken against their pricing in the past. Now I’m speaking out against AMD because if they lock out other features, that’s BS.

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