The frame inspector tool provides an easy way to compare the image quality of XeSS with native-resolution rendering. It generates a series of frames that you can compare side-by-side. It features interactive controls for panning around each image or zooming in up to 32×, letting you see the difference between the two techniques.

Images generated by the frame inspector are stored temporarily, and deleted when 3DMark is closed. You can change the location of the temporary folder, or copy the images to another folder if you want to keep them for later use. 

In the tool, you can choose the number of frames you want to render, up to a maximum of 100 consecutive frames. You can also choose when in the benchmark you want to start rendering. As TAA and XeSS both need a few warm-up frames to become effective, you cannot start earlier than frame 6, with the timeline having 1800 frames in total.

XeSS Quality

You can choose from four different XeSS Quality Mode for this tool. By default, the tool uses the “Ultra Quality” mode. You can select from the following modes:

  • Ultra Quality
  • Quality
  • Balanced
  • Performance