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If you're running a higher resolution screen (say 1920x1280), would AA be needed as much? or should you still use AA?
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Depends on screen size and view distance.

However, if we keep those two the same, increasing the resolution does decrease the needed amount of AA. But even at high resolutions, the lack of AA remains visible.
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Depends on screen size and view distance
ok say 23in at about a 2ft viewing distance
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But I already answered
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find your own balance between FPS and visual quality.

keep an eye ( or both ) on your jaggies and framerate.
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Usually the bigger the screen, the more you want to sit farther away. In that case, you won't need as much AA.
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Usually the bigger the screen, the more you want to sit farther away. In that case, you won't need as much AA.
Wut? That depends.

Larger screen = need more AA at same resolution
Screen further away = needs less if same resolution and size

The two eliminate each other.
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It boils down to whether if you even notice the jagged edges or not, and how badly it bothers you. I do notice them even at my resolution, but depending on the game, 2X-4X MSAA does the trick to alleviate the problem without too big of a performance penalty.

But for some people, lowered performance is more distracting to the gameplay experience as opposed to the jags. Your best bet is to use your own eyes to judge for yourself on a per game basis.
     
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