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5770 can still play most games at highest settings without AA/AF or very little. (1680x1050 and below too)

I wish it could run Skyrim smoothly, although I do use AA 8x and AF 4x . I have a 5850 - close to double the 5770.

I'm guessing AA 8 AF 4 is too much ?
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i have 7750 and i run skyrim on ultra with hi res mods lite version and various other mods including dynamic snow, weather effects ,etc with avg 40-50 fps outdoors and 60 fps indoors with minimum dropping in 30's at 1440*900.
so yeah a 5770/6770/7750 will be pretty strong cards for 1080p at medium/high details and 40 fps avg
    
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I wish it could run Skyrim smoothly, although I do use AA 8x and AF 4x . I have a 5850 - close to double the 5770.
I'm guessing AA 8 AF 4 is too much ?

The 5850 is no where near double the performance of a 5770. Usually its 30-50% faster then a 5850. In terms of performance cost AF is really light so in most cases you can just turn it up to x16 and have pretty minimal performance impact. AA on the other hand has a big impact and dropping down from 8xAA to x4 should give you a good bump in FSP. How good depends on the game and type of AA (Note FXAA is not true anti aliasing but a sophisticated blue filter so its performance impact is much much smaller).

As an extreme example of the impact of AA we can use Max Payne 3. With all other settings maxed dropping down form 8xMSAA to 4xMSAA will almost double the frame rate and while not as extreme dropping down further to 2X will also give a major boost compared to x4.

Another major factor is resolution especially in modern games with cutting edge shading. Resolution also ties int with the cost of AA as AA becomes increasingly demanding the higher the resolution.
    
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The 5850 is no where near double the performance of a 5770. Usually its 30-50% faster then a 5850. In terms of performance cost AF is really light so in most cases you can just turn it up to x16 and have pretty minimal performance impact. AA on the other hand has a big impact and dropping down from 8xAA to x4 should give you a good bump in FSP. How good depends on the game and type of AA (Note FXAA is not true anti aliasing but a sophisticated blue filter so its performance impact is much much smaller).
As an extreme example of the impact of AA we can use Max Payne 3. With all other settings maxed dropping down form 8xMSAA to 4xMSAA will almost double the frame rate and while not as extreme dropping down further to 2X will also give a major boost compared to x4.
Another major factor is resolution especially in modern games with cutting edge shading. Resolution also ties int with the cost of AA as AA becomes increasingly demanding the higher the resolution.

Ah yes, sorry, I was basing that on the fact that I got my 5850 running at 900/1200, which makes it 170% better overall.

Thanks smile.gif I'll try balancing these things. I did hear AF is unrealistically sharp past a certain setting.
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Ah yes, sorry, I was basing that on the fact that I got my 5850 running at 900/1200, which makes it 170% better overall.
Thanks smile.gif I'll try balancing these things. I did hear AF is unrealistically sharp past a certain setting.

Really. I have never noticed that kind of effect. The reason I keep it on x16 is that at lower setting you can sometimes see subtle lines between the different levels of blurriness. The effect does not really catch ones eye in stills and is more noticeable during movement but I did find a picture that illustrates what I'm talking about.

    
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