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I like the idea of moving more stuff to the CPU. With the core counts going up, it makes sense...also with the raw power these new chips have is makes perfect sense. Let the GPU render and let the CPU do more post-processing.
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post #22 of 86
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Hm...I can't see a difference in the picture.
Are you using an 800x600 crt?
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post #23 of 86
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Originally Posted by Junktown View Post
A low resolution jpeg isn't exactly the best medium to demonstrate the effectiveness of anti-aliasing. Certainly we've all seen the difference it can make first hand and that difference is significant.
^^^This^^^

I can't believe people on this forum seem incapable of following the link to the article (on the first page) where there are pictures...
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This would be good for games like crysis, lots of nasty jagged edges on grass, palm trees ect

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The CPU is often unused for the average "budget" gamer, such as myself, I would love for them to come up with an efficient technique for my CPU to offload some work from the GPU to the CPU when there is room to spare on the CPU.
post #26 of 86
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
I like the idea of moving more stuff to the CPU. With the core counts going up, it makes sense...also with the raw power these new chips have is makes perfect sense. Let the GPU render and let the CPU do more post-processing.

Yea no. An 8800GT still has more raw power than a 990X. Let the GPU do the rendering and post processing, let the CPU do the AI and physics.



This technique only works for integrated GPUs that use shared memory. Transferring the frame buffer to and from main memory will seriously impact your performance, unless you're already storing it in main memory.
    
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post #27 of 86
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Yea no. An 8800GT still has more raw power than a 990X. Let the GPU do the rendering and post processing, let the CPU do the AI and physics.
Yeah. Add the fact that most games only use 2 threads and your CPU bottle-necked again if you weren't already.
post #28 of 86
When I first read this I thought they were talking about using the on-die GPU of sandy bridge to help with AA, I almost shot rockstart out of my nose, and I wasn't even drinking any!

Then I read that it's just talking about the CPU itself, not the on-die GPU. meh, seems okay
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post
Got some N64 hair going on here....
 
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post #30 of 86
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Really? The hair and the edges of her face look much better.
To me they just look blurrier..
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