Originally Posted by meetajhu
Its acutally a good thing FXAA should be implemented by developers instead of the stupid post process filter MLAA made by Sony which blurs the entire images. FXAA and MSAA is almost identical except far textures have better detail on MSAA and FXAA doesn't lose the edge gamma during sampling.
First off - MLAA is not made by Sony. Sony's inhouse developers have their own custom forms of MLAA, but it wasn't created by them. So not quite sure where you got that. It's just popular on the console because it gives fantastic AA results without the performance drop of QAA or regular MSAA.
Secondly, FXAA is also a post-processing filter.
Just like MLAA
So no, its not like MSAA. It's exactly like MLAA. In fact, from what I've read, FXAA is actually a differentiation of MLAA directly. In other words - its just a different implementation of MLAA.
Thirdly, MLAA which as mentioned before has those custom methods which can allow better usage on the consoles. Which is why its popular on the PS3. Those custom methods allow the developers to distribute them better, or as needed, across the PS3's SPUs allowing better distribution of processing power for any other needs. Everyone should want developers to use MLAA or FXAA on the PS3.
Lastly, FXAA does blur the image too. More than MLAA in alot of situations. The benefit is that it supposedly is better on performance (as seen in some of the benchmarks), has support on more devices, better subpixel definition, and is a faster post-processing effect (not as much delay a whole 1ms)
They mean that everyones buying up 1080p and not caring about any other resolutions.
What other resolutions?
And why would someone buy something other than 1080p (or 1920x1200 for that matter) when no other resolution is necessary? 1080p (or 1920x1200) isn't even properly used yet by a lot of games. You'd be shocked at the texture resolutions alot of games on the PC have. Crack open their files and take a look. Alot of your favorites probably have 720p or lower.
It's unnecessary for the majority of consumers to buy anything other than 1080p or 1920x1200 unless you like Eyefinity and even then thats not entirely great/necessary to alot of people. To say its "not caring about any other resolutions" or a fad is done wrongly so.Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 7/27/11 at 8:27pm