In mid-September, the situation for owners of still very efficient Radeons RX Vega 64 and 56 and VII was not nice. Introduced on the occasion of the RX 5700 and 5700 XT, RIS technology appeared even on the RX 570 or RX 470, but not their equipment. It's better now.
AMD was not in a hurry to add features for Vega 56, Vega 64 and VII. He didn't even declare if he would do it at all. Despite the good parameters of the cards (certainly better than even RX 470), the option was not available. Of course, there are no technical obstacles that would make Radeon Image Sharpening incompatible or extremely difficult to implement for the cards mentioned. Users felt left out.
Maybe you'll get RIS or maybe not
One of the foreign portals obtained the position of AMD itself. According to him, as we wrote recently "AMD first wants to evaluate the reception and demand for Radeon Image Sharpening. Only then will it consider the possibility of adding support for this technology to other graphics cards in the future."
– Zetac_ (ºωº) (@RubenZC_) September 15, 2019
You can see such a day because recently with the latest premiere of drivers for AMD Radeon graphics cards, models such as Radeon Vega RX 56, Radeon Vega RX 64 and Radeon VII got working RIS. Currently, the option is available for Radeons: RX 5700 XT, RX 5700, VII, Vega 64, Vega 56, RX 590, RX 580, RX 570, RX 480 and RX 470.
AMD Radeon Image Sharpening technology improves the sharpness and detail of the image at a low cost at a reduced number of animation frames. Processing occurs only in those areas that require it, so the card does not apply filters to the entire image, which significantly speeds up the process. The method is mainly useful for scaling.