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Alright then, its just that I was wondering if i can do anything to play in 1920x1200 on ultra everything.
So pretty much I will just lower msaa down. And is it bad that I oc'd my gpu to 950mhz? Does it take out so much life in it?
Btw how do I turn FXAA or w/e it is from msaa?

FXAA is called AA Post in settings. Set it to medium, turn MSAA off completely. Medium AA Post is the best IQ with the lowest performance loss.
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I get 80+ fps on bf3 all high settings with my rig below.....

EDIT: high settings isnt maxed out :x oops
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FXAA is called AA Post in settings. Set it to medium, turn MSAA off completely. Medium AA Post is the best IQ with the lowest performance loss.

I was going to actually try the settings you had. With msaa x2
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The thing that kills most cards is the Deferred AA. Post AA is pretty awesome with little hit to your graphics card...
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Alright then, its just that I was wondering if i can do anything to play in 1920x1200 on ultra everything.
So pretty much I will just lower msaa down. And is it bad that I oc'd my gpu to 950mhz? Does it take out so much life in it?
Btw how do I turn FXAA or w/e it is from msaa?

If you are happy with the temps then you should be fine, if there hitting above 85 degrees alot, wear on the card will be happening but probably still quite slowly that you wont notice it for a year or more.
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I was going to actually try the settings you had. With msaa x2

MSAA is really not necessary with FXAA, unless you have become beyond addicted to quality and that one jaggy edge around that leaf on a tree 1000 meters away is burning your eyes!

I have 2 580's with 3gb's of memory and although I can play 5760x1080 great with everything max, I have actually turned MSAA off and just have FXAA on, as I'd rather have my frames stay around the 60fps and I don't notice much if any loss of sharpness.
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2x MSAA doesn't really do anything for image quality and costs 10-15% in FPS.

Medium AA Post is much better than 2x or 4x MSAA in reducing aliasing with a tiny almost imperceptible hit in texture sharpness at the cost of only 2-5% FPS.

Overall the IQ is way superior with Medium Post and it costs next to nothing in performance.

The way MSAA works in BF3 is suboptimal in that it does NOTHING to jagged edges against light objects. FXAA does take care of these. FXAA has a noticeable advantage in trees and all kinds of objects against the sky and whatnot.
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