Microsoft is utilizing Nvidia and AMD GPUs to upscale net movies in Edge

If it hurts your eyes to look at previous, lower-resolution movies on the internet, Microsoft is seeking to repair that.

In a weblog publish, the corporate introduced a brand new function known as video tremendous decision for Edge, its net browser. The function, which is being examined with Edge Canary, “makes use of machine studying to boost the standard of video considered in Microsoft Edge by utilizing graphics card agnostic algorithms to take away blocky compression artifacts and upscale the video decision, so you’ll be able to get pleasure from crisp and clear movies on YouTube and different video streaming platforms with out sacrificing bandwidth.”

All of that video upscaling comes at a price, nevertheless. The corporate says that VSR solely works in case you have a choose graphics card, the video is performed at lower than 720p, and the pc is plugged in. The entire necessities are under:

  • The system has one of many following graphics playing cards (GPUs): Nvidia RTX 20/30/40 collection OR AMD RX5700-RX7800 collection GPUs. [1]
  • The video is performed at lower than 720p decision.
  • The system just isn’t on battery energy.
  • Each the peak and width of the video are better than 192 pixels.
  • The video just isn’t protected with Digital Rights Administration applied sciences like PlayReady or Widevine. Frames from these protected movies should not accessible to the browser for processing.

When you have one in all these graphics playing cards and meet all the remainder of these standards, you continue to may not be capable to take a look at this out simply but. The corporate says that it has at present solely rolled out the function to “a small set of consumers within the Canary channel” however that it plans to make it accessible to extra clients “over the approaching weeks.” It says that it additionally plans to broaden the variety of graphics playing cards that the function will work with.

The announcement comes on the identical day that the corporate rolled out a brand new preview construct for Home windows 11 that provides assist for stay caption in additional languages and file suggestions in File Explorer.