Microsoft Auto SR – Automatic Upscaling Arrives on Windows 11

Microsoft has unveiled a new feature that will excite gamers on Windows 11, especially those using machines equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X chip: Auto SR, or “Automatic Super Resolution.” This impressive-sounding name hides an AI-based upscaling solution, similar to NVIDIA’s DLSS or AMD’s FSR.

So, what exactly is upscaling?

Imagine playing on a 4K screen, but your GPU struggles and displays a much lower native resolution, like 1080p. Upscaling artificially increases the image resolution to 4K, giving you a much more detailed rendering while preserving your precious FPS. Of course, Auto SR has some limitations since it is currently only available for Snapdragon X chips that include an NPU (the processor dedicated to AI). Additionally, it only works with native ARM games and certain DirectX 11 and 12 titles (forget DirectX 8/9, OpenGL/Vulkan).

Auto SR also does not support display resolutions below 1080p or HDR, which is unfortunate if you have a high-quality OLED or IPS display. Sometimes, you may need to tweak registry keys to enable options, making it not very user-friendly.

However, major games like The Witcher 3, God of War, and Borderlands 3 are already compatible. For other games, you can visit Worksonwoa.com to see if they can benefit from automatic upscaling.

To adjust the default Auto SR setting, go to Settings > System > Display > Graphics and enable automatic super resolution in the default settings.

When you launch a game compatible with Auto SR, a notification will appear to confirm that automatic super resolution is enabled.

We can’t wait to test it out!

Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I'm the creator and editor-in-chief of Tech To Geek. Through this little blog, I share with you my passion for technology. I specialize in various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android, focusing on providing practical and valuable guides.

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