ASUS ROG Ally Now Supports AMD Fluid Motion Frames Technology

Gamers utilizing Ryzen Z1 handhelds encountered frustration upon discovering the latest updates regarding AMD Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF) support for desktops and mobile graphics. Unlike conventional graphics cards, gaming handhelds depend on their proprietary graphics drivers supplied by either ASUS or Lenovo (in the instance of the Legion Go system). While it’s feasible to install custom drivers to access the advantages of AMD driver support, it frequently results in complications with the integrated software.

The positive development is that ASUS is at last rolling out updates to enable AFMF on the device. This eliminates the necessity for manual workarounds, as native support will be available on the device. The AFMF feature will be officially launched on ROG Ally today, although some regions have already started receiving this update.

The new update will manifest on the device as an update for integrated graphics (iGPU) and Armory Crate SE (ACSE). The frame generation technology won’t be visible as an option in Command Center initially, but ASUS is actively working on incorporating that feature too.
For those who might have overlooked the AFMF update, AMD has introduced two approaches to integrate additional frames into the graphics pipeline. It can either function as part of FidelityFX Super Resolution 3, alongside the upscaling component, although it’s not obligatory to have or can be utilized separately through the AFMF feature within the drivers.

AMD has also introduced the option for gamers to access frame generation without necessitating game developers to integrate FSR3 into their games. Gamers can globally enable AFMF for all games or opt for per-title activation, depending on what suits them better. However, such implementation lacks testing by game developers and may yield varied results. It’s generally advised to enable AFMF for games already delivering 60 FPS or higher to optimize the experience, although frame generation will function regardless. Gamers who utilized the 120 Hz screen on Ally now have the option to cap FPS at 60 FPS and utilize AFMF to potentially double the framerate, ultimately conserving power. The Lenovo Legion Go, also powered by the Ryzen Z1 series, currently lacks native support for AFMF.

ACSE 1.4.13

●Enhanced the display speed of the Game Library.
●Added information to the Real-time Monitor overlay when using AFMF.
●Resolved a sporadic issue where AMD graphics card driver updates in the Update Center could experience timeouts.
●Expanded Keymap functionality to support the assignment of keys as trigger keys (requires MCU v317 or newer). For example, the M1 button can be assigned as the Left Trigger.

MCU 317

●Expanded Keymap functionality to support the assignment of keys as trigger keys (requires ACSE 1.4.13 or newer). For example, the M1 button can be assigned as the Left Trigger.

iGPU driver V31.0.24027.1012

●Bugfix: Fixed certain textures may become invisible while playing Final Fantasy X HD Remaster.
●Adds support for AMD Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF). (AMD Reference: AMD Fluid Motion Frames)

Asus Hotplug Controller 3.0.0

●Enhanced Asus Hotplug Controller stability.