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How does to AO look to people? I played around with it in Skyrim last week (Nvidia inspector) and thought that it wasn't very well done. Some things, such as grass, were incredibly unrealistically dark with AO enabled.

I think some of the Skyrim are made with "simulated" AO. For instance, if you look at steps, without AO enabled, they are artificially darkened at the intersections anyway. When real AO is applied over the top of it, it becomes extremely dark.

Perhaps there will be AO friendly texture mods at some point.
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I can't wait to try this driver out, it looks promising.
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How does to AO look to people? I played around with it in Skyrim last week (Nvidia inspector) and thought that it wasn't very well done. Some things, such as grass, were incredibly unrealistically dark with AO enabled.

I have drivers and tweaks all installed now, I will try Skyrim with AO later...
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post #44 of 85
Nice especially the annoying 1080p bug that sometimes goes to 59hz which I have sometimes.
Any word about the FPS limiter they said they gonna put in future driver?
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From what I see in the screenshots, it makes shadows appear more darker and that's all.

It's hard to tell from shots. AO is amazing in actual gameplay, gives the screen much better depth.


With SSAO forced to quality, my FPS is about 10% better still in Skyrim than it was with the other betas. 35fps also feels like 35fps now, before it felt like 15fps. ugrids set to 9, and pretty much every graphical mod out so far, and it's completely playable on ultra, 8x MSAA 16x AF.
Edited by Murlocke - 11/28/11 at 12:38pm
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I never get my drivers off the GeForce site, just Nvidias. thumb.gif


Me neither, but the link suggested this is where it was located.
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From what I see in the screenshots, it makes shadows appear more darker and that's all.

It's hard to tell from shots. AO is amazing in actual gameplay, gives the screen much better depth.


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I thought ugrids was dead?
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Hmm, reading about too many issues with these 290.36 betas, a lot of people are reverting back to 285.79, so I think i'm going to stay put with those for a bit.
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I cant run arkham city in sli anymore? Was running fine this morning with DX11 and the new drivers, but now its locked at 30 fps and one card.
Well dx9 works but still only uses one gpu and sx11 is still locked at 30fps

So it was fine in DX11 on the new drivers but now it is broken?
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So it was fine in DX11 on the new drivers but now it is broken?

Fine as in stuttering only when loading an area and then 30-60fps, but yes it was playable. Someone on the steam forums posted http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2259057 ways on how to make your game more stable. I tried turning off threaded optimization and ever since then havent been able to get it to use more than one gpu or get dx11 the way it was earlier =/
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