AMD vs. NVIDIA: The Game-Changing AFMF Technology You Need to Know

At the recent CES event, AMD unveiled a groundbreaking technology that sets a new benchmark in frame optimization through drivers, overtaking NVIDIA in this domain. The spotlight was on AMD’s introduction of their latest driver for Radeon graphics cards, incorporating the innovative AFMF (AMD Fluid Motion Frames) technology. This advancement promises a significant boost in game performance, offering up to a 97% increase in FPS for 1080p games and an astonishing 103% improvement for 1440p titles.

AMD’s latest driver release brings the Fluid Motion Frames technology to the forefront, enabling gamers to experience their favorite titles with enhanced visual fidelity without compromising on frame rates. This is particularly beneficial for AMD graphics card users, as NVIDIA’s current offerings do not support this technology. However, it’s likely NVIDIA will respond with a similar feature in the near future.


What is AMD Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF)?

AFMF is a driver-based technology designed to elevate game performance across titles that support DirectX 11 or DirectX 12. This means game developers are not required to integrate specific support for this feature, making it universally applicable. While it may slightly reduce visual quality, the overall performance gains, especially when combined with AMD’s FSR technology, are substantial. This allows for enjoying high-quality graphics without frame loss. Nonetheless, it’s noted that this technology can increase latency, suggesting its use in games running at over 60 FPS, with VSYNC off and in fullscreen mode.

AMD’s official reports state that using AFMF with FSR 2.0 in quality mode can lead to up to a 97% FPS increase in 1080p games and 103% in 1440p games on an RX 7600XT, showcasing the potential of this technology to transform gaming experiences.

Compatibility and Requirements:

The driver supporting AFMF technology is currently available for the latest AMD Radeon series, including the 700M, RX 6000, and RX 7000, covering both desktop and laptop variants. It’s essential that the games being enhanced with this technology support DirectX 11 or 12. Additionally, AMD’s Adrenalin Edition application, similar to NVIDIA GeForce Experience, provides users with an overlay to monitor Fluid Motion Frames performance, along with other useful features like gameplay time tracking, average FPS metrics, and screen recording capabilities.