May 11, 2024
Lossless Scaling on ROG Ally

Lossless Scaling 2.0 Released - Perfect for ASUS ROG Ally

Lossless Scaling lets you improve the visuals of windowed games. It uses clever techniques to sharpen images, upscale resolutions, and even create extra frames for smoother gameplay.

Brady Greenbush
Brady Greenbush

Lossless Scaling just received one of the biggest updates to the softwares history.

If you haven't used Lossless Scaling before, check out our guide on how to use Lossless Scaling.

Lossless Scaling allows you to scale windowed games to fullscreen using art scaling algorithms, as well as machine learning based proprietary scaling and frame generation.

When Does Lossless Scaling Shine?

Lossless Scaling boasts some impressive features:

Frame Generation for Unsupported Games: Even games and emulators lacking built-in frame generation can benefit from Lossless Scaling's ability to create additional frames for smoother gameplay.

Sharpening Upscaling for Modern Games: Struggling to run modern games at your native resolution due to GPU limitations?

Lossless Scaling offers a solution. It can upscale the image while eliminating the blur caused by your GPU driver's bilinear scaling.

Upscaling Older Games: Breathe new life into older titles and pixel-art games that don't support modern resolutions or full-screen mode.

Lossless Scaling lets you upscale them for a better fit on your display.

Choosing the Right Tool for the Job:

For modern titles, Lossless Scaling version 1 (LS1) or AMD FSR ( FidelityFX Super Resolution) are generally recommended.

When it comes to pixel-art games, Integer Scaling or xBR (x-bar sharpening) are the tools of choice.

And for that classic anime or cartoon feel, Anime4K is your best bet.

Making Lossless Scaling Work for You

Here's what you need to know:

Focus on GPU Bottlenecks: Lossless Scaling shines when your GPU is the limiting factor in your system's performance.

Stable Frame Rates are Key: For Lossless Scaling to work its magic, it needs a stable frame rate to use as a base for generating additional frames.

Optimizing your game settings to achieve this is crucial.

Windowed Mode Required: Lossless Scaling currently only functions when the game is running in windowed mode.

Supported Operating System: You'll need Windows 10 version 1903 or later to utilize Lossless Scaling.

What Comes in Lossless Scaling 2.0

Smoother Experience at Lower Frame Rates (Kind Of)

  • This update improves how Lossless Scaling handles big movements in games, even if your frame rate isn't super high. That means you can potentially use Lossless Scaling with games running at 30 FPS for 1080p or 40 FPS for 1440p and still get a smoother experience (although 60 FPS or higher is still recommended for the best results).
  • This update also reduces common issues like blurry images, ghosting effects, and distorted edges. If you still see these problems, try increasing your game's frame rate.

More Power, More Options

  • This update does make Lossless Scaling use your graphics card a bit more (1.5 to 2 times depending on resolution). To address this, they've added a new "Performance" mode.
  • This "Performance" mode keeps the core benefits of Lossless Scaling (smoother gameplay) while using less power compared to the standard mode. It's basically faster than the previous version (LSFG 1.1) without sacrificing too much quality.

In Short:

  • You can now potentially use Lossless Scaling with lower frame rates (with some limitations).
  • Image quality improvements and reduced visual artifacts.
  • A new "Performance" mode helps keep things smooth without overloading your graphics card as much.


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